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Viktor Axelsen beats Lee Chong Wei to win BWF World Superseries Finals

Viktor Axelsen of Denmark poses for a picture with Lee Chong Wei during the podium ceremony at the BWF Super Series Finals. (photo: AP)
Dubai: World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark fought off a tenacious challenge to beat Malaysia's World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei and to lift his second consecutive BWF Super Series Finals trophy at the Hamdan Sports Complex on Sunday. The firs-set was an incredible topsy-turvy affair as Lee Chong Wei suddenly came back to life from 3-7, 17-18 and...

Ayane Yamaguchi claims maiden BWF Super Series Finals title

Ayane Yamaguchi ends this year on a high note by winning the BWF Super Series Finals. (photo: AP)
Dubai: Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, who has been known for her fiery competitiveness and seemingly never tired playing style, as she was always engaged and moving to cover every inch of the court, defeated India’s Rio Olympic silver medalist P.V. Sindhu 15-21, 21-12, 21-19 on Sunday to pick up her first BWF Super Series women's singles title. The World No....

PV Sindhu storms into final of BWF Super Series Finals, to play Akane Yamaguchi

PV Sindhu is one match away from winning her maiden title at the BWF Super Series Finals. (photo: AP)
Dubai: India's PV Sindhu dished out an all-around match to notch up a victory against 19-year-old Chen Yufei of China 21-15, 21-18 in the BWF Super Series semi-finals on Saturday. In the match that lasted 59 minutes, both shuttlers played a reasonable tactical game plan where Sindhu was using her height to unleash ruthless smashes from the backcourt, while Chen...

Lee Chong Wei rocks Son Wan-Ho to reach BWF Super Series Finals final

Lee Chong Wei needs to cross the ultimate hurdle - Viktor Axelsen on Sunday in order to win his fifth World Superseries Finals crown. (photo: AP)
Dubai: The No. 4 seed Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei who had lost No. 1 seed Son Wan-Ho of Korea in the last Group A match at Hamdan Sports Complex on Friday, serving up revenge as he beat the Korean in straight sets to make his 5th BWF Super Series final. Lee's aggressive approach combined with tenacious defence paid...

Ratchanok Intanon to meet Akane Yamaguchi in BWF Finals semis

Ratchanok Intanon to set up her 6th meetings with Akane Yamaguchi in the 2017 season on Saturday. (photo: AP)
Dubai: Despite her loss to Chen Yufei of China in the final group stage on Friday, Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand has cruised into the last four of BWF Super Series Finals, and to go any further, she'll have to do beat Akane Yamaguchi of Japan on Saturday. The World No. 6 had earlier defeated World No. 5 Sung Ji-Hyun on...

Lee Chong Wei to face Son Wan-Ho again after Friday’s loss at BWF Super Series Finals

Lee Chong Wei (right) to face Son Wan-Ho (left) on Saturday at BWF Super Series Finals with chance for revenge. (photo: AP)
Dubai: World No. 2 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia will meet World No. 5 Son Wan-Ho of Korea in the semi-final of the BWF Super Series Finals after the Malaysian suffered a defeat to the Korean 21-13, 20-22, 15-21 in the last Group A match at the Hamdan Sports Complex on Friday. Despite his loss, Lee still...

Ratchanok Intanon beats Tai Tzu-ying to reach semi-finals at BWF World Superseries Finals

Ratchanok Intanon continues her late season surge at BWF World Superseries Finals in Dubai. (photo: AP)
Dubai: The women's singles World No. 6 Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand handed Taiwanese World No. 1 Tai Tzu-ying her first defeat at this year's BWF World Superseries Finals in Dubai, winning 21-18, 21-17 in 45 minutes to become the Group B champion in the women's singles event. Intanon dominated Tai with her exceptional court coverage and precision of her shots....

Lee Chong Wei faces tricky path to semi-finals at BWF World Superseries Finals

Lee Chong Wei to play Son Wan Ho on Friday. (photo: AP)
Dubai: BadmintonPlanet's prediction on Wednesday about the results of Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Superseries Finals men's singles Group A turned out to be quite correct. Although Lee Chong Wei defeated Angus Ng Ka Long in his first group match, we've said the situation could get tricky if Ng beat Son Wan Ho on Thursday and if Lee loses the last...

Lee Chong Wei makes winning start in Dubai

Lee Chong Wei too strong for Angus Ng Ka Long at the 2017 BWF Super Series Finals in Dubai. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei made a good start to the BWF Super Series Finals with a 21-14, 21-13 win over Angus Ng Ka Long on Wednesday. Three weeks after winning Hong Kong Open for a record fifth time, Lee was back in action aiming to cap a remarkably successful run by lifting his fifth BWF...

Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon win “Player of the Year” Award

Congratulations to Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon for winning the 2017 BWF "Male Player of the Year" award. (photo: AP)
Dubai: Indonesia's World No. 1 men's doubles pair Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon received a boost ahead of the 2017 World Superseries Finals after they were awarded "Male Player of the Year" from Badminton World Federation (BWF) at the BWF World Super Series Finals 2017 tournament gala dinner on Tuesday. The Indonesian pair has enjoyed a successful year with six...

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Viktor Axelsen of Denmark poses for a picture with Lee Chong Wei during the podium ceremony at the BWF Super Series Finals. (photo: AP)

Viktor Axelsen beats Lee Chong Wei to win BWF World Superseries Finals

Dubai: World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark fought off a tenacious challenge to beat Malaysia's World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei and to...
Ayane Yamaguchi ends this year on a high note by winning the BWF Super Series Finals. (photo: AP)

Ayane Yamaguchi claims maiden BWF Super Series Finals title

Dubai: Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, who has been known for her fiery competitiveness and seemingly never tired playing style, as she was always engaged...
PV Sindhu is one match away from winning her maiden title at the BWF Super Series Finals. (photo: AP)

PV Sindhu storms into final of BWF Super Series Finals, to play Akane Yamaguchi

Dubai: India's PV Sindhu dished out an all-around match to notch up a victory against 19-year-old Chen Yufei of China 21-15, 21-18 in the...