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Mulyo Handoyo – the man behind Kidambi Srikanth’s success

Mulyo Handoyo with Taufik Hidayat (left) and with Kidambi Srikanth.
Kuala Lumpur: Kidambi Srikanth's sudden rise to prominence in the men's singles category by winning Indonesia Open and Australian Open within two weeks has sent shock waves through the world of badminton recently. But you probably won't be surprised if you know Mulyo Handoyo has been grooming and shaping Srikanth into a world beater since early 2017. Mulyo Handoyo, best...

Kidambi Srikanth dominates Chen Long to win the Australian Open

Kidambi Srikanth beats Chen Long to win Australia Open Super Series. (photo: AP)
Sydney: Kidambi Srikanth of India and Chen Long of China met in the final of the Australian Open on Sunday -- one of the biggest events of the season and one month after Srikanth lost to Chen 16-21, 17-21 in the Sudirman Cup quarter-final tie between China and India in Gold Coast, Australia. However, Srikanth seemingly had completed a...

Nozomi Okuhara leads Japan to capture three titles at Australian Open

Nozomi Okuhara (right) captures her fourth Super Series title at 2017 Australian Open. (photo: AP)
Sydney: World No. 12 and Rio Olympic bronze medalist Nozomi Okuhara defeated compatriot and World No. 5 Akane Yamaguchi 21-12, 21-23, 21-17 in an all-Japanese final to clinch the women’s singles title at the Australian Open Super Series Badminton Tournament held at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre in Australia on Sunday. Women's doubles No. 1 seeds Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi and...

Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong reach Australian Open final

Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong will meet Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda for the first time in Australian Open final. (photo: AP)
Sydney: Forming a trusting and positive doubles partnership required effort and time, and the collaboration of Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia)/ Tan Boon Heong (Malaysia) continued to get stronger as they bounced back from dropping a set to beat Liu Cheng/Zhang Nan of China 21-15, 14-21, 21-17 in the Australian Open semi-finals on Saturday. This was Setiawan/Tan's second victory over Liu/Zhang after...

Kidambi Srikanth to play Chen Long in Australian Open final

Chen Long hopes for a huge win in Australian Open final. (photo: AFP)
Sydney: India’s unseeded Kidambi Srikanth reached his third consecutive Superseries final when the rampaging Indian delivered a fantastic performance with a crushing 21-10, 21-14 win over No. 4 Shi Yuqi to storm into the Australian Open final on Saturday. Srikanth who finished runner-up at the Singapore Open Superseries before winning the Indonesia Open Superseries title last week, started the first...

Hendrawan: Misbun can help improve Malaysia’s men’s singles players

Hendrawan (right) has good working relationship with Lee Chong Wei. (photo: BH)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's men's singles department will certainly have a different look to it when Misbun Sidek officially return to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) starting July 1, 2017. BAM's current singles assistant head coach Hendrawan was convinced that Misbun is the right man to turn Malaysia's men's singles fortunes around. "I look forward to working closely with Misbun. He...

Chen Long beats Lin Dan to enter Australian Open semis

Lin Dan shakes hand with Chen Long. (photo: AP)
Sydney: Reigning Olympic champion Chen Long of China stared down defeat and saved three match points before knocking two time Olympic champion Lin Dan out of the Australian Open on Friday with a 21-16, 12-21, 23-21 victory in their thrilling quarter-final held at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre in Australia. Chen will next face Lee Hyun Il of Korea on...

Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal reach Australian Open quarters

Kidambi Srikanth beats World No. 1 Son Wan Ho twice in two weeks. (photo: AFP)
Sydney: Last week's Indonesia Open men's singles champion Kidambi Srikanth together with PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal of India have enjoyed a strong run of form at the Australian Open Super Series Badminton Tournament held at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre in Australia, when all three of them have advanced to the quarter-finals on Thursday. Kidambi Srikanth who shocked the...

Chan Peng Soon/Cheah Yee See, Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi reach Australian Open Quarters

For Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi, this is the time to step up. (photo: AP)
Sydney: Malaysia’s mixed doubles scratch pair Chan Peng Soon/Cheah Yee See earned a quarterfinal berth at the 2017 Australian Open badminton tournament after outlasting Indonesian qualifiers Hendra Tandjaya/Putri Sekartaji 21-10, 21-5 on Thursday. On Friday, Chan/Cheah will meet No. 7 seeds Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto of Indonesia, after the Indonesian duo beat Singapore's Terry Hee Yong Kai/Tan Wei Han...

Australian Open: Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing upset Tontowi Ahmad-Lilyana Natsir

Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing are rising stars in mixed doubles. (photo: AP)
Sydney: On a day of upsets, Olympic mixed doubles champions Tontowi Ahmad-Lilyana Natsir of Indonesia who just won the Indonesia Open last Sunday, crashed out of the 2017 Australian Open on Wednesday as Malaysian pair Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing took them down 21-17, 21-16 in the first round in just 39 minutes. Tan/Lai who lost to the Indonesian pair...

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Mulyo Handoyo with Taufik Hidayat (left) and with Kidambi Srikanth.

Mulyo Handoyo – the man behind Kidambi Srikanth’s success

Kuala Lumpur: Kidambi Srikanth's sudden rise to prominence in the men's singles category by winning Indonesia Open and Australian Open within two weeks has...
Kidambi Srikanth beats Chen Long to win Australia Open Super Series. (photo: AP)

Kidambi Srikanth dominates Chen Long to win the Australian Open

Sydney: Kidambi Srikanth of India and Chen Long of China met in the final of the Australian Open on Sunday -- one of the...
Nozomi Okuhara (right) captures her fourth Super Series title at 2017 Australian Open. (photo: AP)

Nozomi Okuhara leads Japan to capture three titles at Australian Open

Sydney: World No. 12 and Rio Olympic bronze medalist Nozomi Okuhara defeated compatriot and World No. 5 Akane Yamaguchi 21-12, 21-23, 21-17 in an...