Badminton: Cordon stuns Chinese fifth-seed

Cordon, the world number 36, clinched victory on his fourth match point.


Reuters August 09, 2011

LONDON: Fifth-seed Chen Long of China tumbled out of the World Badminton Championships, beaten by little-known Kevin Cordon of Guatemala. Cordon, the world number 36, clinched victory on his fourth match point 21-19, 8-21, 27-25 in a 74-minute thriller. “It’s the biggest win in my life by far,” said Cordon. “To play against one of the top players in the first round is not a good draw but that is what you are training for.”

Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2011.

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