Badminton: Lin and Nehwal win Australian Open singles honours
Published on Jun 29, 2014 7:03 PM
SYDNEY (AFP) - Chinese superstar Lin Dan fought back from dropping the opening game to overhaul Simon Santoso and win the World Superseries Australian Badminton Open in Sydney on Sunday.
The two-time Olympic gold medallist and five-time world champion downed the 18th-ranked Indonesian 22-24, 21-16, 21-7 in 75 minutes.
It was Lin's first World Superseries final in over two years and he took charge from the second game.
The 30-year-old, considered the greatest badminton player of all time, had to qualify for the Sydney event after his ranking dropped to 104 following a seven-month sabbatical from the sport.
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