19 Jun '11, 8am

Lin Dan pulls out of Singapore final

Lin Dan pulls out of Singapore final

Lin Dan withdrew from the men's singles final match of the Singapore Badminton Open Tournament due to illness. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SINGAPORE - CHINA'S reigning world champion Chen Jin won the Li Ning Singapore Open badminton men's title on Sunday without hitting a shuttlecock after compatriot Lin Dan withdrew from the final due to illness. Lin, the world number two and Olympic gold medallist, had gone to see a tournament doctor who confirmed he was suffering from gastric flu, tournament officials said. The 27-year-old had advanced to the final after beating veteran Dane Peter Gade in three tough games 20-22, 21-17 and 21-15. Lin, or Super Dan as he is known to his legions of fans, is the most decorated player in badminton history, having won almost every major title in the game including the world championships, World Cup, Thomas Cup, Sudirman Cup, Asian Games and Asia Champ...

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