Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei wins 4th Japan Open title

Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei wins 4th Japan Open title
Top-seeded Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia (left) exchanges words with Kenichi Tago of Japan (right) at the net after their men's singles final match at the Japan Open 2013 badminton tournament in Tokyo on September 22, 2013. Lee won 23-21, 21-17 to take the title.

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Lee Chong Wei bagged the Japan Open for the fourth time at the Metropolitan Gymnasium in Tokyo today.

The 31-year-old world number one defeated Japan's Kenichi Tago in straight sets of 23-21, 21-17 in 55 minutes in the final.

Chong Wei won the Japan Open in 2007, 2010 and 2012. The other Malaysian players fell by the second round of the championship which offers a total prize money of US$200,000 (S$250,360).

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