This thread seems to be quite odd in itself. How a final match could be easy. It looks more odd when you're coming through a hard semi final. But this all happened with me some days back in a tournament. In semi final of that knockout tournament, I defeated a guy by 21-19 7-21 21-18. The match duration was more than an hour. I managed to win the first game with a quite narrow margin but in the second game, that guy played exceptionally well. He soon took a lead of 7-1 and before I could understand, he increased it to 11-3. Soon I think that it would be very hard for me to come back and that is what actually happened. In the last game, we both followed each other point by point , but at last I took 4 conservative points and managed to finish it. The above game was very tiring and I wondered what could be the next. But nothing happened like that in the final. In the final, I dominated the game from the very start and managed to finish it in about 40 minutes. In the first game, I started with a lead of 4-0 and extended it to 9-2 ,17-4 and ended it 21-6. I thought that it is a sudden downfall in his performance and he would make a come back in the second game but in the second game too, I started with 7-0 and extended it to 14-2 and defeated him 21-4 in that game and 21-6 21-4 in the match. It was very unusual as except the first and second round , almost every match was very tight. Only the first round match was easier than the final in which I had defeated my opponent by 21-4 21-3. This match was also very easy and I defeated him quite comprehensively. But that was justifiable because that was the first round and my opponent was very low ranked. But the final surprised everyone as it was unexpectedly very easy. But no one was as surprised as me because I was expecting a tough contest after a tiring final. I haven't defeated any player so easily in final after I changed my level of play. I saw almost same thread somewhere else and it reminded me of this tournament. I created this thread to ask a possible reason for this unexpected final as the finalist can't be a novice and I also wanted to ask you whether you have played any final like that?