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Shi Yuqi beat the one and only Lin Dan! (Photo: BadmintonPhoto)
Shi Yuqi beats the LEGEND!!
Date: 3/18/2018 5:10 PM
Published by : Mireille van Daal

Everyone was waiting for this match. A full Chinese final between all time hero Lin Dan against new hero Shi Yuqi.

Shi Yuqi showed he was not afraid of Lin Dan and started with a lot of pressure. Lin Dan came close but did not manage to take control over the game as he lost the first one 21-19.

In the end of the second game, Lin Dan seemed to have seen the light as he rushed to win the second game with 21-16. That had woken up Shi Yuqi as he immediately dominated the third set and left Lin Dan with only 9 points. The legend was beaten.

- Regardless if I would win or lose today, there is so much I can learn of him, Shi Yuqi stated after his match.

Read: First Japanese mixed doubles pair to be crowned at All England!!

My momentum

Shi Yuqi also played the All England final last year, but there he lost to the other legend: Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia). He has learned a lot from last year’s final.

- I think I was slow last All England final and did not show my momentum as a young player, Shi Yuqi mentioned.

- Today I played fantastic!

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