Chou Tien Chen. Credit: BadmintonPhoto
Chou Tien Chen wins maiden title
Date: 7/22/2018 11:21 PM
Published by : Manuel Røsler
Men’s singles shuttler Chou Tien Chen makes history for Taiwan with his maiden title in Singapore. The world no. 7 beat Hsu Jen Hao in straight games in an all-Taiwanese affair at the 355.000 Dollars event.

At the age of 28 years, Chou claimed a slice of history for the Southeast-Asian nation on Sunday, becoming the first men’s singles player from Taiwan to win the Singapore Open title. Top seeded Chou ended Hsu’s challenge 21-13, 21-13 to claim the title and pocketing US$26,625 in prize money.

Victory will give confidence for Nanjing

“This will give me a lot of confidence for the World Championships. The last time I won a major Tour title was in 2014. It has been four years – a rather long time since I’ve last won – so this is a breakthrough. I feel that I have been improving and that I can win more titles,” said Chou speaking to the BWF.

Major upset in the mixed doubles

Malaysia's mixed doubles pair of Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Lai created a major upset to win their first BWF World Tour Super 500 title.

Soon Huat/Shevon defeated Olympic champions and current world no 1 Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia 21-19, 21-18 to win the Singapore Open crown.

From a European perspective, the best result was achieved by Germany’s Isabel Herttrich and Carla Nelte as they reached the semi-final stage in Singapore.

Singapore Open 2018 finals:

MS: Chou Tien Chen (TPE) - Hsu Jen Hao (TPE) 21-13, 21-13
WS: Sayaka Takahashi (JPN) - Gao Fangjie (CHN) 25-23, 21-14
MD: Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan (INA) - Ou Xuanyi/Xiangyu Ren (CHN) 21-13, 21-19
WD: Ayako Sakuramoto/Yukiko Takahata (JPN) - Nami Matsuyama/Chiharu Shida (JPN) 16-21, 24-22, 21-13
XD: Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai (MAS) - Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir (INA) 21-18, 21-19

Click here for all results of the Singapore Open 2018.
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