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Lin polishes off Hidayat in All England quarters

Lin polishes off Hidayat in All England quarters

Badminton great Lin Dan eased into the All England Open semifinals by dispatching former Olympic and world champion Taufik Hidayat 21-18, 21-8 on Friday.
Hidayat, twice a runner-up in the world's oldest badminton tournament which Lin has won four times, couldn't reproduce his form of the previous day when he ousted 2008 champ Chen Jin.
Lin stayed on top of a tight first game until at 17-17 Hidayat netted twice. Another shuttle into the net by Hidayat conceded the 27-minute game, and when Lin reeled off a 9-0 lead to start the second, all tension drained from the quarterfinal.
It was Lin's ninth straight win over Hidayat since losing to the Indonesian star in the 2005 world championships final.


Updated : 2021-10-16 04:13 GMT+08:00