Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan: head-to-head record

As of 12th August 2013, they have met 31 times, Chong Wei trailing 9-22.

● 2013

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL, 11th August: lost 21-16, 13-21, 17-20 (retired injured). The match lasted a whopping 94 minutes. This was their 8th meeting in a major final. With Lin Dan’s triumph, he’s leading 7-1. General observation of the Championships: I sense China’s dominance in badminton is on the wane, because the championships was played in China, yet none of the finals were all-China affairs, and while China featured in 4 finals, they only won 2, and were in hard-fought matches lasting 3 sets and more than 1 hour.

● 2012

OLYMPICS FINAL, 5th August: lost 21-15, 10-21, 19-21: Chong Wei was leading 18-16 in the final set, and yet still lost. Perhaps the turning point was when he was leading 19-18, misjudged the length of Lin Dan’s shot, thought it was long and left it, in fact it landed in, bringing the score level at 19-19. From then on, the last 2 rallies saw Lin Dan setting up for the killer smash with unbelieveably precise net shots, forcing Chong Wei to lift. Upon his return home, Chong Wei said: “I want to continue playing for 2 more years, then we’ll see. I would like to play in the 2016 Olympic Games if I’m still in good shape.”

ALL-ENGLAND FINAL: lost 19-21, 2-6: injury forced him to retire.

KOREA OPEN: won 12-21, 21-18, 21-14

● 2011

CHINA OPEN: lost 21-19, 12-21, 11-21

HONG KONG OPEN: lost 16-21, 14-21

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL, 14th August: lost 22-20, 14-21, 21-23 in 82 minutes: Chong Wei finally made the Worlds final after trying 6 times, and the closest Malaysia ever got to having a world champion in badminton, for Chong Wei was leading 16-12 and 20-18 in the final set. Chong Wei’s postmatch comment: “I had two chances to end the game but it did not happen for me … Lin Dan took a great gamble at the crucial stage and I was quite unlucky. I gave my all. This is my best and closest match against Lin Dan. It hurts to lose by two points in this manner. I may have lost to him but I showed that nothing much separates us. I made some mistakes today but I will be ready for him the next time.” Chong Wei is only the second Malaysian after Wong Choong Hann to make the singles final at the Worlds.

ALL-ENGLAND, 13th March: won 21-17, 21-17 in 52 minutes. This match is notable because for the first time ever, Chong Wei beat Lin Dan in a major final.

KOREA OPEN: lost 19-21, 21-14, 16-21

● 2010

JAPAN OPEN: won 22-20, 16-21, 21-17

THOMAS CUP SEMIFINALS: lost 17-21, 8-21 in 47 minutes: this was the match where Lin Dan made LCW look like a beginner. To make the defeat worse, it happened in Chong Wei’s very own backyard. Lin Dan toyed with Chong Wei, and at the end he performed the much hated robot dance / break dance after taking off his shirt.

ASIAN GAMES FINAL: lost 13-21, 21-15, 10-21

● 2009

CHINA MASTERS: lost 20-22, 21-15, 7-21

SUDIRMAN CUP: lost 16-21, 16-21

SWISS OPEN: won 21-16, 21-16

ALL-ENGLAND: lost 19-21, 12-21

● 2008

CHINA OPEN: lost 18-21, 9-21

OLYMPIC GAMES FINAL: lost 12-21, 8-21: that match where Chong Wei admitted that he choked.

THOMAS CUP FINALS: won 21-12, 21-4

SWISS OPEN: lost 13-21, 18-21

● 2007

HONG KONG OPEN: lost 21-9, 15-21 ,15-21

JAPAN OPEN: won 21-19, 21-15

CHINA MASTERS: lost 21-15, 21-14 ,21-15

SUDIRMAN CUP: won 21-17 ,21-17

● 2006

HONG KONG OPEN: lost 19-21, 21-8, 16-21

MACAU OPEN: lost 21-18, 18-21, 21-18

TAIWAN OPEN: lost 18-21, 21-12, 21-11

MALAYSIA OPEN: won 21-18, 18-21, 23-21

ALL-ENGLAND: lost 9-15, 15-10, 14-17

● 2005

HONG KONG OPEN: lost 17-15, 15-9, 9-15

MALAYSIA OPEN: won 17-21 ,9-15, 15-9

● 2004

THOMAS CUP QUALIFIERS: lost 15-3, 13-15, 6-15

One thought on “Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan: head-to-head record

  1. bagus kasi taru lada padas di makanan lin dan, 12 jam sebelum matches.. baru lah LCW manang datooo aiyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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