Taiwan's badminton ace wins Yonex German Open

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Taipei, March 12 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton player Chou Tien-chen (周天成) defended his championship title Sunday, beating Ng Ka Long (伍家朗) of Hong Kong 2-1 in the men's singles final of the 2018 Yonex German Open in Mulheim.

Chou, ranked eighth in the world and a top-seeded contender in the German Open, got past the tournament's 25th-seeded Ng in three games, 21-19, 18-21, 21-18.

The two players fought a tight battle, going back and forth until Chou eventually won two straight points to end the first game at 21-19.

But the close contention did not end there, and Ng managed to make a final push after 17-17 to tie Chou at 1-1.

After regaining his pace in the third game, Chou quickly took the upper hand to outrun his Hong Kong opponent.

Sunday's victory was Chou's second consecutive championship title at the German Open, where he defeated fellow Taiwanese Wang Tzu-we (王子維) in the 2017 final.

The 2018 Yonex German Open is a Badminton World Federation World Tour Super 300 event, with total prize money of US$150,000.

The tournament was held March 6-11 in Germany's Mulheim an der Ruhr.

(By Lung Po-an and Ko Lin)

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