DUBAI, UAE, December 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
China's World champion and tournament top seed Chen Long survived a scare against India's Kidambi Srikanth tonight on his way to the Men's Finals of the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals.
Srikanth, India's remaining hope in the competition, and the 2014 China Open winner, started strongly and raced to an 18-15 lead in the first game before Chen found his rhythm, eventually running out the winner 21-18, 21-9.
Chen said after the match "I had to make an adjustment after the first game, I needed more patience. The first half of the game, I was not familiar with his skills, I'm not used to how he plays, so I had to adjust. Srikanth was very good.
"I feel confident for tomorrow as I have already played the Danish players. I will have to approach tomorrow's game differently, I will be excited and ready to play, I need to be strong from the start because it's the Final.
"There are so many Chinese fans here, so many supporters of both of us. It is good to have them here to cheer for their favourite players."
Chen Long will meet the winner of the all-Danish clash between Hans-Kristian Vittinghus and Jan O Jorgensen, in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Men's Finals tomorrow.
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