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Badminton: Lin Dan wins Malaysia Open to end title drought

KUALA LUMPUR : Chinese badminton ace Lin Dan clinched the Malaysia Open Sunday after a power performance against countryman Chen Long to declare his first major title in two years .

The win is equipped after the five-time world champion made numerous early round exits since January , including at the Indonesia Masters , German Open and the All-England .

Speaking to reporters afterwards, Lin said his game against two-time world champion Chen was a sign that his spate of bad luck was finally over.

“My performance last year was not ideal, and I was under a lot of pressure and even doubted myself,” he said.

“But here in Malaysia, I was determined to play well and was hungry for victory. I think the bad times are over.”

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