Dubai, Dec 13 (IANS) World No.1 shuttler China’s Chen Long lost here in two straight sets against No.4 Viktor Axelsen from Denmark at the badminton World Super Series 2015 men’s singles semi-final.
Axelsen will play the final against Japanese Kento Momata on Sunday, reports Xinhua.
Chen said his clear 12-21, 12-21 defeat within 43 minutes on Saturday was “fair” and it was part of professional sports that you win games, but that you can also lose a game.
Axelsen, 21, was joyful, saying that Chen was a tough opponent.
Axelsen, who even scored some “artistic points” by hitting the shuttlecock without seeing it, said this semi-final against Chen was “the best in my career so far”.
During the match, Axelsen briefly got medical treatment on his ankle.
Axelsen’s 27-year old countryman Jan Ostergaard Jorgensen lost the second semi-final to Kento Momata 21-19, 21-18.
The final will take place on Sunday.