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Indian Open winner Lee Chong Wei thanks Indian fans for support

Press Trust of India
Apr 28, 2013 at 09:37pm IST

New Delhi: Elated after winning his second India Open Super Series title, Lee Chong Wei on Sunday said it was a tough match against Kenichi Tago of Japan in the men's singles final but he was happy to have received the support of his Indian fans.

Chong Wei, who won the title in 2011 and ended up as runner-up last year, said he was grateful for all the support he got from the Indian fans.

"It was a tough match today. I am happy to have won it.

Champion Chong Wei thanks Indian fans for support

Chong Wei, who won the title in 2011, said he was grateful for all the support of his Indian fans.

Last year I lost in the final," said the world number one shuttler from Malaysia at the Siri Fort Sports Complex.

"I would like to thank all the Indian fans for supporting me," he added.

After winning the first game comfortably 21-15, Chong Wei went down 18-21 in the second before bagging the third and deciding one 21-17.

Asked what went wrong in the second game, Chong Wei said, "I always lose the second game."

Dedicating his win to his baby boy, Chong Wei said that he would be flying out tonight to Malaysia to take part in the Malaysian Open, starting on Tuesday.

"I am flying out tonight. Malaysian Open is the home tournament and everybody is expecting me there," he said.

He said Tago played well today and has improved a lot since he last met him at the Hong Kong Open in 2012.

"Tago played very well today. He has improved a lot since Hong Kong," Chong Wei said.

When reminded that he has beaten Tago in all the 13 matches they had played against each other, Chong Wei said, "I hope to continue the winning streak."

Stating that he was "happy" with the standard of play at the India Open, the Malaysian said, "I am always happy to come to India and hope to see you next year as well.

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