China's Lin Dan, Chen Long reach second round at badminton worlds

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-08-20 09:08
China's Lin Dan celebrates after winning his men's singles first round match against Vietnam's Nguyen Tien Minh. [Photo/Agencies]

Lin, who won his first world title in 2006, said he changed his tactics and those adjustment proved successful.

"Actually I always know that he is one of the best players in the world so I made full preparation for this match."

Competing in his 12th World Championships, Lin will on Tuesday morning take on H.S. Prannoy of India.

The third-seeded Chen, who won the world title in 2014 and 2015, fought off a hard challenge from Malkov in the second set, in which he trailed 12-14, but managed to regain the momentum for a 21-14, 21-17 victory in 58 minutes.

Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349