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Marin during the prize ceremony at Malaysia Masters (Photo: BadmintonPhoto)
Marin runner up in Malaysia
Date: 1/21/2019 11:35 AM
Published by : Mireille van Daal

The second tournament of the HSBC BWF World Super Tour has ended, but definitely was a tournament to never forget! The Malaysia Masters had it all: From new pairs to keep an eye on, to other players who dominated as what was expected from them.

The players field was also very strong in all events, which resulted in an exciting competition between everyone’s favorite players.

European queen Carolina Marin (Spain) showed good form by winning every match in straight sets on her way to the finals. In the first round only she experienced some difficulties against Nitchaon Jindapol (Thailand).

In the finals she faced the other former Thai world champion, Ratchanok Intanon, who has also showed excellent form. Intanon also won her matches in straight sets, the one against world number one Tai Tzu Ying included..

Read: Marin in the final

Not enough

In the first game Intanon was indeed in a better form than Marin, which lead to a 21-9 win to Intanon. Marin found the answer to this play and even had a game point in the second game. However, a little bad luck combined with pressure from Intanon, led to a 20-22 loss in the second game for Marin.

- Not my best day, Marin stated on her Facebook page after the match.

- New challenge this week: Indonesia!

Read: Will there finally be a European winner in Indonesia?

Lee Chong Wei is back!

Another memorable moment during the Malaysia Masters happened during the prize ceremony of the men’s singles. Winner Son Wan Ho (South Korea) and runner-up Chen Long (China) received their price from Malaysia hero Lee Chong Wei!

Lee Chong Wei has been battling nose cancer for the last few months and has undergone treatments for this disease. Needless to say he has been out of the running ever since.

Lee Chong Wei might not be back in court, but it is good to see he is in better health!

Find all the matches of the Perodua Malaysia Masters 2019 here.

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