TOKYO: World champion Lin Dan of China defeated Denmark's Peter Gade on Saturday to advance to the final of the Japan Open badminton tournament.
Top-seeded Lin posted a 21-12, 21-14 win over third-seeded European champion Gade in a match that lasted just 33 minutes at Tokyo's Metropolitan Gymnasium.
Lin will face Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat in Sunday's final.
Hidayat downed second-seeded Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia 21-17, 21-13.
In the women's semifinals, China's Zhang Ning defeated compatriot Zhu Lin 21-18, 21-16 to set up a final with Xie Xingfang of China, who posted a 21-16, 21-16 win over Hong Kong's Wang Chen.
(source: The Star Online)