Chen, Marin win Australian titles

World number one Chen needed three sets to overcome Danish world number nine Viktor Axelsen, while Marin overcame Wang Shixian following two tight games.

In the men's final, the world champion required all of 77 minutes to beat the Danish number two – who had upset his more celebrated countryman Jan o Jorgensen in the semi-finals on Saturday – eventually winning 21-12 14-21 21-18.

Marin, who lost in the final of last year's event to Saina Nehwal, battled past the fifth seed from China, eventually winning 22-20 21-18 against the former world number one.