Chou: Long adapted to my style

Chou believes that Long was unable to keep up with his speed during the first game, but conceded that the Chinese superstar outplayed him, both offensively and defensively, in the next two games. 

Long's 15-21, 21-9, 21-6 triumph on Sunday marked his fourth title of the year, while Chou's runner-up position is his best result in a singles event this year. 

"I knew [I had] to rely on more speed in order to defeat Chen Long," Chou told reporters after the match, which lasted one hour. "I won the first set because Chen was uncomfortable with my speed; but when he gradually adapted to my style, together with his exceptional defense, it's hard for me to beat him."