World No. 1 Malaysian Lee Chong Wei almost suffered a cramp and showed nerves of steel to win the Denmark Open on 22 October.
Chong Wei had to dig deep into his reserves to beat a determined 24-year-old Du Pengyu 15-21, 21-12, 21-19 in a top-class match.
A tired Chong Wei was delighted to win the title on his 30th birthday and he was grateful for the strong support of the Danish fans.
“It was a very tough match and I feel very, very tired now,” said Chong Wei.
“I lacked speed and my smashes were off the mark, especially in the opening game,” he said.
Despite having lack of rest after the London Olympic games, China league and Japan Open, Chong Wei was glad he managed to find the strength to nick the title on his birthday.
It was Chong Wei’s second Denmark Open title after he won it seven years ago.