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Badminton: Simon Santoso upsets Lee Chong Wei to win OUE S'pore Open

Published on Apr 13, 2014 6:59 PM

Indonesia's Simon Santoso upset Malaysia's world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei 21-15, 21-10 on Sunday to win the OUE Singapore Open at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

This is just the second time Santoso has beaten Lee in 11 meetings on the Badminton World Federation circuit. When they met at the 2008 Singapore Open final, Santoso was thrashed 13-21, 5-21.

Said Lee shortly after his shock loss in front of a near-capacity 9,500-strong crowd: "Simon played very well today, I've not seen him play so well in a long time."

Santoso, a former world No. 3 and two-time SEA Games champion, is now ranked No. 52 after a series of injuries kept him on the sidelines.

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