Dimitrij Ovtcharov (GER) 4-1 Lee Sang Su (KOR) 11-9, 11-6, 11-13, 11-9, 11-9
The two players started the match with a tie in 2-2 in the first round. After the tie, Dimitrij posted a two point lead in 4-2 which was maintained until 7-4. Lee Sang Su managed to narrow the lead in 6-7. However, the German player continued his control over the match and posted a 10-8 advantage. Lee Sang Su saved one more point before Ovtcharov nailed the first round in 11-9.
In the second round, Lee Sang Su successfully tied in 4-4 at the start. After which, the Korean overtook in 6-4. However, Ovtcharov closed the gap in 6-6. After the tie, Ovtcharov scored three straight points leading in 9-6. The German reached match point and immediately added another point in 11-6.
After the lead in 2-0, Dimitrij and Sang Su were tied in 2-2 which was repeated in 5-5. After another tie in 6-6, Ovtcharov scored one more point before the Korean camp called for a timeout. After a short pause, Lee Sang Su leveled in 7-7. Despite efforts from Korean player, Dimitrij continued to control the game and was always one step ahead. The two players tied in 10-10, and in 11-11. After the tie, Lee Sang Su had the advantage held unto it. He posted his very first point in the match with a 13-11.
In the fourth round, Ovtcharov nailed the first four points. Lee Sang Su earned his first point but was countered quickly by the German in 5-1. At this point, Dimitrij Ovtcharov managed to maintain his composure and earned him a wonderful lead on 9-4. However, Lee Sang Su managed to narrow the lead in 8-9. Eventually, Ovtcharov successfully led in 3-1 with a close 11-9.
After a 3-1 lead, Ovtcharov continued to show impressive performance and nailed a 6-3 advantage. In the middle of the round, Lee Sang Su managed to narrow the gap in 6-7, then in 7-8. At this point, he built his momentum and successfully overtook in 9-8. However, Dimitrij Ovtcharov first reached match point and eventually ended sealed his victory in the Men’s Singles of the 2011 Korean Open.
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