Chong Wei, playing in his fourth straiht World Championships final, lost 21-14, 21-17 in just over an hour. To his credit, Chong Wei never gave up and fought for every point he could.
Today, Chen Long, who had defeated Chong Wei in last year’s final in Copenhagen, was in awesome form. He was fast and was in control of the match.
“I tried and never gave up. Every time there was a chance I would go for it. But today, he played very well.
“He was faster and I could not keep up with his speed. I tried eveything, attacked, played rallies, but nothing worked.”
Even Morten Frost admitted today that Chen Long played briliantly. “He was in awesome form today.”
Chen Long meanwhile said he was delighted to have won in Jakarta. “Chinese players have not done well in Jakarta in the past so I am delighted to have won here.”