Dan claims 60th title in Germany


China’s Lin Dan defeated Chou Tien Chen in the final of the men’s singles in the Yonex German Open on Sunday.

The Chinese superstar came back from a game down to defeat the Chinese Taipei player 15-21, 21-17, 21-17 in the courts of RWE-Sporthalle at Mulheim an der Ruhr.

Once Tien Chen built a 9-3 lead, Dan struggled to stay with him as he cinched the opening game.

The second game was a tense affair with scores locked at 16-all. However, the five-time world champion rallied to win four points in row on his way to sealing the game and forcing a decider.

Tien Chen came out strong in the final game, running out to a 6-1 lead. Dan again battled back to make it eight points all and slowly turned on the class to earn his 60th career title.

Meanwhile, in the women’s singles final, second seed Li Xuerui eased past Wang Shixian 21-14, 21-17.