From Mazani Chan Yat Sin
COPENHAGEN, Aug 31 (Bernama) -- World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei suffered another heartbreak in the BWF Badminton World Championships after failing to win the elusive title on his third attempt.
Chong Wei, the losing finalist in two previous editions (Wembley 2011, Guangzhou 2013), lost to Chen Long of China 19-21, 19-21 in straight sets, to once again finish as the bride's maid for the third year.
In 2011 and 2013, Chong Wei lost to his arch-rival and nemesis Lin Dan of China but since the later did not qualify for the World Championships this year, it was seen as Chong Wei's best opportunity to win his first world title.
From the word go at the Ballerup Super Arena, Chong Wei who had beaten Chen Long in nine out of their 17 meetings over a five-year period, had difficulty breaking down Chen Long's solid defence and found himself trailing for most parts of the match.
Chen Long who had beaten Tommy Sugiarto in the semifinals yesterday, managed to retrieve shots that looked like sure winners, thus frustrating Chong Wei on several occasions.....