Axelsen takes Japan title

Source:Agencies Published: 2017/9/24 23:13:40

World champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark beat Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei on Sunday to clinch his first Japan Open title.

Axelsen, who defeated two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China to bag the world title in Glasgow last month, edged out Lee 21-14, 19-21, 21-14 in the men's singles final.

Lee, who has won the Japan Open six times including last year, narrowly took the second game but the Dane put in a brilliant performance to triumph in the third.

In the women's singles, Carolina Marin of Spain, last year's Olympic gold medalist, overwhelmed He Bingjiao of China 23-21, 21-12.


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