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Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen advance to Swiss Open final

Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen are eyeing for their first Swiss Open title on Sunday. (photo: AP)
Basel: World No. 2 men's doubles pair Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen of Denmark strolled into the Swiss Open final in an easy win over the Rio Olympic bronze medalists and the No. 3 seeds Marcus Ellis/Chris Langridge of England 21-15, 21-14 in 44 minutes on Saturday. The No. 1 seeds from Denmark were leading 14-7 before the English pair...

Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen enter Swiss Open semis

Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen are going strong in Swiss Open. (photo: AP)
Basel: Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen once again showed that they are Denmark's best men's doubles pair when they defeated compatriots Niclas Nohr and Kasper Antonsen in three sets 21-15, 16-21, 21-14 to advance to the Swiss Open semi-finals on Friday. The World No. 2 men's doubles pair of Boe/Mogensen had to dig deep to fend off the World No....

Soong Joo Ven & Iskandar Zulkarnain fizzle out at Swiss Open

Misbun Sidek was hoping his shuttlers can do well at Swiss Open. (photo: Bernama)
Basel: Malaysia's men's singles challenge in the Swiss Open badminton tournament ended after both Soong Joo Ven, Iskandar Zulkarnain were knocked out by their respective opponents in the second round on Thursday. Soong was defeated by No. 4 seed Suppanyu Avihingsanon of Thailand 22-20, 21-14 in 42 minutes while Jan Jorgensen of Denmark saw off the spirited, and really serious...

Jan Jorgensen beats Lee Zii Jia to play Iskandar Zulkarnain in Swiss Open second round

Jan Jorgensen is set to play Iskandar Zulkarnain in the 2018 Swiss Open second round. (photo: Iskandar Zulkarnain's Facebook)
Basel: After rested for nearly eight months due to a recurring heel injury, the World No. 155 men's singles player Jan O. Jorgensen eased past his Malaysian opponent World No. 46 Lee Zii Jia 21-15, 21-14 in straight sets in the Swiss Open opener on Wednesday. The former World No. 2 Dane made his official comeback at last week's European...

Lee Chong Wei rejects offer from bookmaker

Lee Chong Wei turns down offer from a bookie.
Kuala Lumpur: In a shocking revelation, the World No. 2 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei has disclosed that he had turned down an offer made to him by a bookie to throw matches during a tournament. The Malaysian badminton superstar said he did not entertain the offer as he played badminton not for the money but for the pride...

All England: Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan in the same half of the draw

Lee Chong Wei could set up dream battle against Lin Dan in the 2018 All England quarter-final.
Kuala Lumpur: No. 2 seed Lee Chong Wei was handed a testing All England draw on Tuesday, with Lin Dan in his half. Lee, who won last year's All England Open and is eyeing his fifth All England title, will begin against Ygor Coelho of Brazil. On the other hand, five time All England champion Lin Dan, will meet Denmark player...

Bookie offers up to USD $77k to throw badminton matches

Match fixing is usually motivated by money.
Kuala Lumpur: A former Malaysian badminton player admitted that match fixing in badminton is not something new. A player would receive a lucrative payout especially when they purposely throw matches in the earlier rounds. The former World No. 1 player claimed that there were players who received up to USD $77k (about RM300,000) from a bookie in 2006-2007. "This is not...

Denmark defend men’s and women’s titles at European team championships

Congratulations to Denmark for winning their seventh European men's team title. (photo: Badminton Europe)
Kazan: Defending champions Denmark defeated England 3-1 to claim the European men's team championship badminton title on Sunday in Kazan, Russia. Six-time European men’s team championships winners Denmark got off to a good start in the first men's singles match when World No. 17 Anders Antonsen had to dig deep to give Denmark a 1-0 lead by defeating World No....

Viktor Axelsen withdraws from All England to recover from surgery

Wish Viktor Axelsen a speedy recovery. (photo: Viktor Axelsen's Instagram)
Copenhagen: Reigning World champion and World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark has withdrawn from the 2018 All England that will be held from March 14 to March 18 due to an ankle surgery. Axelsen posted on Instagram to announce the success of his surgery and about his withdrawal from All England on Friday. Below was the message he posted...

Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus opens up on match-fixing

We need more players such as Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus to stand up against match-fixing. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: World No. 19 Hans Kristian-Vittinghus of Denmark who has rejected an offer from a Malaysian man to throw matches in 2014, talked to Malaysian media NSTP Sports about the latest match-fixing scandal involving two Malaysian national professional badminton players. "In 2014, I reported to Badminton World Federation (BWF) through their official website. I was then met with Thomas...

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Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen are eyeing for their first Swiss Open title on Sunday. (photo: AP)

Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen advance to Swiss Open final

Basel: World No. 2 men's doubles pair Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen of Denmark strolled into the Swiss Open final in an easy win...
Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen are going strong in Swiss Open. (photo: AP)

Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen enter Swiss Open semis

Basel: Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen once again showed that they are Denmark's best men's doubles pair when they defeated compatriots Niclas Nohr and...
Misbun Sidek was hoping his shuttlers can do well at Swiss Open. (photo: Bernama)

Soong Joo Ven & Iskandar Zulkarnain fizzle out at Swiss Open

Basel: Malaysia's men's singles challenge in the Swiss Open badminton tournament ended after both Soong Joo Ven, Iskandar Zulkarnain were knocked out by their...