Taiwanese badminton ace wins second title at Thailand Open

29-year-old Chou saves four championship points to beat opponent

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(CNA photo)

(CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's top male badminton player, Chou Tien-chen (周天成), defeated his Hong Kong opponent to win his second title this season at the 2019 Thailand Open in Bangkok on Sunday (Aug. 4).

The 29-year-old Chou saved four championship points to beat Ka Long Angua Ng, 21-14, 11-21, and 23-21 in the final match at the Indoor Stadium Huamark.

The victory marked the season’s second championship title for Chou, the world's No. 3 ranked player, after bagging his first trophy at the Indonesia Open in July.

The 2019 Thailand Open, which is the 16th tournament of the 2019 Badminton World Federation World Tour, carries a total purse of US$350,000.