Wednesday, January 22

Match against Liew Darren was most interesting — Lin Dan


WUHAN: Lin Dan described his match against young

Malaysian player Liew Darren as the most interesting match he had played in the Thomas Cup finals held here.

The world number two singles player said he appreciated the chance to play against youngsters like Liew Darren, whom he felt had the potential to go far if given the right exposure.

“The media only gives attention to (Datuk) Lee Chong Wei while there are other younger players who should be highlighted.

“They (young players) should be given more opportunities to play and prove their capability, only then will there be hope in the badminton arena,” he told reporters after the Thomas Cup final at the Wuhan Sports Centre Gymnasium, here yesterday.

In the match, Lin Dan defeated South Korean Lee Hyun Il 21-14, 21-17 to give China it’s first point.

China beat South Korea 3-0 to clinch their ninth Thomas Cup title. — Bernama