Hong Kong player Lee Cheuk Yiu wins his first ever BWF World tour title by clinching the Men’s Singles Title at the Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open.
23 year old Lee Cheuk Yiu brought cheers to the home crowd at the Hong Kong Coliseum by defeating Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in three games 16-21, 21-10, 22-20.
Ginting had a match point at 20-19 in the third game. He could not retrieve a deceptive service return from Lee and thus failed to convert the match point.
Lee then managed to earn a match point for himself. Ginting was given a fault for crossing the net in the last rally. This ended the match and sent Lee jumping into celebrations.
Lee Cheuk Yiu was promoted from the qualifiers in the men’s singles draw following the withdrawal of Lee Zii Jia.
The last title Lee won was the Skycity New Zealand Open (Grand Prix Gold) back in 2017.
Chen Yu Fei wins 6th Title of the Year
Chen Yu Fei
defeated Ratchanok Intanon earlier on the finals day. Chen, looking for her
sixth title this year, won 21-18 13-21
With this win, Chen Yu Fei has won the last seven finals she has competed in (with six of them in 2019).
Physical fitness proved to be a major factor in the battle which lasted 1 hour 5 minutes.