Scores settled at Japan open
TOKYO. Indonesian badminton ace Sony Dwi Kuncoro upset world number-one Lee Chong Wei 21-17, 21-11 to win the Japan Open Sunday, avengi...
TOKYO. Indonesian badminton ace Sony Dwi Kuncoro upset world number-one Lee Chong Wei 21-17, 21-11 to win the Japan Open Sunday, avenging his quarter-final defeat to the Malaysian at the Beijing Olympics. “I feel happy to show that I am no less capable than Chong Wei,” Dwi Kuncoro said after winning in 41 minutes. He lost no games on his way to winning his second Super Series title of the year following the Indonesian Open in June. “It hasn't been easy since I lost in Beijing. I was really devastated but came back with three weeks of training, hoping to beat Chong Wei again,” said 24-year-old Dwi Kuncoro, who is ranked sixth in the world. Lee, the defending champion and top seed, said he had been exhausted after weeks of silver-medal celebration and training after losing to China's world champion Lin Dan in the Beijing final.