After scoring the final point of the match, Viktor Axelsen became overwhelmed with emotion and started crying in joy.

After he calmed himself down a little, he and Chen Long congratulated each other and exchanged t-shirts.

Axelsen said, “I’ve played Chen Long many times, and he’s been a big inspiration for many years. And he was gracious and came to my court to say congratulations and complimented my performance here, and I told him he’s been an inspiration to me.

“And then I asked him if we should swap shirts. And so we did.”

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