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Cheng Long Eventually Won the Champion at the Third Time Entering the Finals of China Open Held in Fuzhou, Mostly Due to His Refreshment.

Cheng Long Eventually Won the Champion at the Third Time Entering the Finals of China Open Held in Fuzhou, Mostly Due to His Refreshment.


As a famous saying goes, whatever never happens for the third time. Chen Long gained the champion since China Open was held in Fuzhou after he missed the chance twice after entering in succession the finals of China Open, which may exert a prolonged effect on his future. He felt out of low state when he defeated Axelsen with 2-1.

Chen Long today was in his state from the very beginning in the finals with Axelsen, dealing very seriously in hitting every ball. While Axelsen never gave up, Chen Long was never affected, appearing to be more stable in the key third game when they both won a game, showing characteristics to be the champion and beat him with score 21-13 for the third game, reaping the championship. He was excited to embrace closely his coaches Xia Xuanze and Chen Yu.   

The champion bears a special significance to Chen Long, who was all the time in a poor condition after the Rio Olympic Games, last time when he won the champion being April’s Asian Championships this year. Chen Long and his coach carried out a careful analysis of his one-year poor performance and agreed that the possible reason lied in the not-so-strong desire to win. His coach mobilized his initiative sufficiently before China Open 2017, touched by the crisis in that players of men’s singles all missed chances of winning the champion entering into the finals three times, Lin Dan entering once and Chen Long twice since China Open was held in Fuzhou. Thus, winning the champion in the hometown again was the most crucial mission of Chen Long and his coach.

“Isn’t it the time that I win the champion? After all, I have gained runner-up twice.” Chen Long talked to himself when having a rest in the court yesterday after the competition with Son Wan Ho. He did feel in a better condition on the way to the fials. “ It is a long time before I have such a good state. Somtimes I am more nervious when thinking to be in absolute good performance.” He himself is under question for a poor performance since the Olmpic Games. As for this, he said. “It is common. I have went through many more doubts but it is more significant to refresh and restart”.

Chen Long was calm in handling with whatever happened today posssibly because he got such a peaceful mind that his coach was touched and said, “I have been waiting for so long to watch such goog performance”! After the Olympic Games, he failed to find his direction and motivition, which puzzles him all the time and which his coach made clear before the match. “Chen Long is subtle for these years. After the Olympics, he was urged to perform well in every match, while it takes some time to recover and pick up himself. From this point, we told him to set the goal for 2022 Tokyo Olympics.” Xia Xuanze held that winning the champion this time will play a crucial role in Chen Long’s future.

Chen Long exlaimed that he would be in good preparation as planned with his coaches before the competition for next week’s Hong Kong Open and give out full play to his own ability, wish himself a stronger desire for success in the future.  



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