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The Star Australian Badminton Open 2014 witnessed an impressive comeback from men’s singles legend Lin Dan. After more than two years, he made it to the BWF World Superseries final, reigniting his winning form. In a hard-fought match against defending champion Tian Houwei, Lin Dan emerged victorious with a score of 21-19 23-21. This marked his return to the World Superseries since his last win at the All England in 2012.

Other notable performances included Saina Nehwal’s comeback to the World Superseries final after a hiatus of 20 months. Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong continued their dominance in men’s doubles, reaching their third consecutive final in the MetLife BWF World Superseries. Germany’s Michael Fuchs and Birgit Michels also secured their spot in the final in mixed doubles.

Nehwal, who had not reached a World Superseries final since the French Open in 2012, displayed her exceptional skills by defeating Wang Shixian of China in a thrilling match. Nehwal now faces Spaniard Carolina Marin in the final. Wang had previously defeated Nehwal in their past encounters, but Nehwal’s improved confidence and strategic shots made a significant difference.

The intensity of the match between Nehwal and Wang, though not a classic, was evident. Nehwal surprised Wang with a new shot near the net, catching her off-guard and gaining an advantage in the game. However, Wang fought back in the second game with exceptional forehand shots, leaving Nehwal struggling to defend. Eventually, Wang’s precision prevailed, winning her the second game.

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The third game was closely contested until Wang’s accuracy momentarily faltered, allowing Nehwal to capitalize on her opponent’s mistakes. Nehwal seized the opportunity, delivering a decisive smash to win the match and secure her spot in the final.

In mixed doubles, Michael Fuchs and Birgit Michels faced initial resistance from Thailand’s Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thoungthongkam. However, Fuchs and Michels showcased their offensive prowess and emerged victorious with a convincing score of 21-17 21-12. They will now face Korea’s Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na in the final.

Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong, who have claimed two consecutive World Superseries titles in the previous weeks, are considered favorites to win the Australian Open. In the semi-finals, they outperformed Malaysia’s Hoon Thien How and Tan Boon Heong with their remarkable defensive skills and powerful shots.

To secure their moment of glory, Lee and Yoo now face Lee Sheng Mu and Tsai Chia Hsin from Chinese Taipei in the final. Lee Sheng Mu and Tsai Chia Hsin defeated Korea’s Kim Ki Jung and Kim Sa Rang to secure their spot in the championship match.

Exciting highlights from the tournament included the intense women’s doubles semi-final match between China’s Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei and top seeds Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl. Despite Pedersen and Juhl saving three match points, Tian and Zhao emerged victorious with a final score of 11-21 22-20 22-20. They will now face Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi in the final.

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Lin Dan’s exceptional performance sets the stage for an exciting final against Indonesia’s Simon Santoso, with Lin Dan holding a 10-1 head-to-head record against him. Santoso also had a convincing win in the all-Indonesian semi-final against Tommy Sugiarto.

Stay tuned for more updates and don’t miss out on the thrilling finals of the BWF Australian Badminton Open 2014!

FAQs

Q: What was the result of the men’s singles final in the BWF Australian Badminton Open 2014?
A: Lin Dan won the men’s singles final against Tian Houwei with a score of 21-19 23-21.

Q: Who made their first World Superseries final after a gap of 20 months?
A: Saina Nehwal made her first World Superseries final in 20 months.

Q: Who will Saina Nehwal face in the final?
A: Saina Nehwal will face Spaniard Carolina Marin in the final.

Q: Which mixed doubles pair reached their second World Superseries final in three weeks?
A: Germany’s Michael Fuchs and Birgit Michels reached their second World Superseries final in three weeks.

Summary

In the BWF Australian Badminton Open 2014, Lin Dan made a remarkable comeback by reaching the men’s singles final after a two-year hiatus. Saina Nehwal also marked her return to the World Superseries final after a gap of 20 months. The tournament witnessed intense matches and exceptional performances from players like Lee Yong Dae, Yoo Yeon Seong, Michael Fuchs, and Birgit Michels. The finals promise to be thrilling, with players demonstrating their skills and determination to clinch the championship title. Stay updated with the latest results and don’t miss out on the action-packed finals of the BWF Australian Badminton Open 2014. For more information, visit Carnegiecentre.com.

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