China’s Cai Yun - Fu Haifeng clinch their fourth Men’s Doubles title at the BWF World Championships
China’s Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng crushed Korea’s Yoo Yeon Seong and Ko Sung Hyun in the Men’s Doubles final at the Wembley Arena in London, on August 14, to clinch their fourth title of the BWF World Championships.
Yun and Haifeng, the World Number One pair and the top seeds in the World Championships, entered into the event to defend their title as they grabbed the last two consecutive editions of the World Championships and completed their hat-trick at Wembley Arena in impressive fashion.
The Chinese duo proved that they are the best in the business as they have been playing tremendous badminton for the last couple of years. They always are among the top contenders for the title as both shuttlers have a beautiful co-ordination with each other. Their aggressive game coupled with wonderful control always earns them an advantage over others.
In the opening set of the Men’s Doubles final, both pairs played wonderful badminton by using straight and cross court jump smashes, coupled with powerful net pushes and killings. The Chinese duo failed to take a lead in the opening half as the Koreans were also playing positive and aggressive badminton.
The score progressed closely and entered into the final phase of this thrilling opening set of the final match. At this crucial situation in the match, the Chinese duo utilised their experience and scored the concluding points to win the battle by a narrow margin of 22-20.
In the following game of the title-match, the Chinese couple started to display their superb power-play by keeping wonderful control at the net and executed hard hitting smashes from the base line of the court. Fu Haifeng found his momentum and buried the shuttle into the middle of their opponent’s court by hitting his famous powerful jump smashes.
The Korean duo failed to put up a strong defence as the Chinese were quite quick at the net. Yun and Haifeng finished the second game with the margin of 21-16. They grabbed the title-match by taking 43 minutes in the court with a margin of 24-22 and 21-16.