Chen continues Korea Open dominance

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Victor Korea Open top seed Chen Long made light work of third seed Kento Momoto on Saturday to advance to the final of the tournament.

The Chinese is yet to lose a single game at the tournament in all four of his matches thus far, and needed just 45 minutes to see his way past his Japanese opponent.

Chen won the first set 21-9 and took the second 21-13 to record a crushing and overwhelming victory against one of the top players on the BWF World Superseries.

Up next for Chen is unseeded Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram, who was similarly dominant in his semi-final win over Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen.

Jayaram’s 43-minute win over the seventh seed started with a narrow 21-19 victory in the first game and finished with 21-15 win in the second.  The Indian shuttler will head into the final as the rank underdog and hoping to cause an upset.

Meanwhile, the men’s doubles final will see an all-South Korean clash between top seeds Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong and the unseeded pair of Kim Gi Jung and Kim Sa Rang.

Lee and Yoo needed three games and just under 100 minutes to eliminate third seeds Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen of Denmark; eventually winning 23-25, 22-20, 21-17.

Kim and Kim were far more dominant in their victory over Chinese fourth seeds Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan; winning 12-21, 21-18, 21-17 in just 52 minutes.

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