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Jorgensen downs Kenichi for first Super Series title (pic)

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Category: Badminton News Published: 28 October 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Japan’s Kenichi Tago’s elusive chase for his first Super Series title continued with a miserable end at the French Open in Paris on Sunday.

On Sunday, the 24-year-old Kenichi blew his chance of making the French Open his most memorable event in his career due to sloppy finishing that saw him lose 19-21, 21-23 to a fired up Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark in the final.Kenichi Tago. The Japanese went lost to Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen in the French Open final.

On several occasions, Kenichi did well to hold the upper hand but became his own worst enemy by making too unforced errors and allowed a confident Jorgensen to romp home with his first Super Series title.

The Japanese, however, can still walk the talk.

On Saturday, he had overcame his biggest stumbling block - World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei to make it a very significant day in his career.

Meanwhilie, in men's doubles, Malaysian top pair Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong's agonising wait for a Super Series title continued as they went down meekly 16-21, 18-21 to qualifiers Gideon Markus Fernaldi-Markis Kido of Indonesia.

Kien Keat-Boon Heong only lasted for 33 minutes before going down to the spirited pair, who bagged their first title together.

In the women’s singles, world No. 7 Wang Shixian of China overcame a tough challenge by Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk to win 21-18, 21-18.

It was the second title for China after Bao Yixin-Tang Jinhua bagged their third straight title by beating compatriots Tian Qing-Zhao Yunlei 21-13, 21-17 in the women’s doubles final.

The young Chinese pair had won the Dutch and Denmark Opens earlier.

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