Friday, September 22, 2017

Nozomi Okuhara breezes past P.V. Sindhu enter Japan Open last 8

Nozomi Okuhara vs P.V. Sindhu is becoming one of the greatest Badminton rivalries in women's singles. (photo: AP)
Tokyo: Unseeded Nozomi Okuhara showcased her brilliance once more as the never gets tired Japanese player swept past her rival in the World Championships and Korea Open finals, the No. 4 seed P.V Sindhu of India 21-18, 21-8 in 48 minutes in the Japan Open women’s singles second round on Thursday. "There's not much gap between Sindhu and I, and...

Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan reaches Japan Open quarters

Lee Chong Wei enters Japan Open quarters. (photo: AP)
Tokyo: Six-time Japan Open champion Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia reached the 2017 Japan Open quarter-final with a straight-set win over Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto on Thursday. The 35-year-old, who is bidding for his seventh Japan Open title, recorded a 22-20, 21-17 victory in 47 minutes. Lee will now play Taiwan's No. 4 seed Chou Tien Chen on Friday. The No. 7 seed...

P.V Sindhu to meet Nozomi Okuhara in Japan Open second round

Its P.V Sindhu (right) vs Nozomi Okuhara (middle) again in the Japan Open second round. (photo: AP)
Tokyo: Fresh from winning the Korea Open Superseries title last Sunday, India's No. 4 seed P.V. Sindhu sized up her first big test at the Japan Open Wednesday after she fought off spirited Japanese player Minatsu Mitani 12-21, 21-15, 21-17 in 64 minutes to set up a second round meeting with her rival in the World Championships and Korea...

Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan enter Japan Open second round, Anthony Ginting exits

Lin Dan cruises into second round of Japan Open. (photo: AP)
Tokyo: Fifth-seeded Lee Chong Wei, a six-time champion at Japan Open, and three-time champion Lin Dan, advanced to the second round of Japan Open despite surprising challenges in the opener. Following his disappointingly early exit from the World Championships, Lee survived a first round scare against Vincent Wong Wing Ki of Hong Kong at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium late Wednesday,...

Hong Wei, Bao Yixin, Luo Ying and Luo Yu retire from badminton

Thanks to Hong Wei (right), Bao Yixin, Luo Ying and Luo Yu for their exciting performances on the badminton court.
Kuala Lumpur: Hong Wei, Bao Yixin, Luo Ying and Luo Yu have announced their retirements from professional badminton, confirmed by Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Tuesday. The former World No.2 men's doubles player, Hong Wei is known for his powerful smash, and has been playing with his current partner Chai Biao since 2013. The pair just won their first medal...

Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Jemie Lai enter Japan Open second round

Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Jemie Lai advance into Japan Open second round.
KUALA LUMPUR: After their quarter-final exit at the Korea Open last week, Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Jemie Lai have fought tooth and nail to be comeback from dropping a set to collect a tough 21-14, 19-21, 21-19 victory over Mathias Christiansen/Sara Thygesen of Denmark in the Japan Open first round at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Tuesday. Goh/Lai will take on...

Morten Frost Hansen resigns from Badminton Association of Malaysia

Morten Frost Hansen resigns as BAM's technical director. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: Morten Frost Hansen, hired on Feb 23, 2015 as the technical director of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), have decided to part ways with BAM after less than three years working together, and BAM's Coaching and Training (C&T) Committee has accepted his resignation on Monday. Frost who initially signed a well-paid contract with the National Sports Council...

Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong officially split

Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong end doubles partnership. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: As predicted by BadmintonPlanet.com last week, Rio Olympic men's doubles silver medalists Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong will no longer play doubles together after BAM’s president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria announced on Monday that the Coaching and Training (C&T) Committee have agreed to let the duo to break up at the lowest point in their careers. BAM...

Anthony Ginting beats Jonatan Christie to win Korea Open (3 pics)

Both Anthony Ginting and Jonatan Christie are establishing themselves among the sport's top men's singles players. (photo: AP)
Seoul: Anthony Sinisuka Ginting's victory over Jonatan Christie in the final of the 2017 Korea Open on Sunday, led him to become the fifth men's singles player from Indonesia to ever win a Superseries tournament. Ginting's Korea Open triumph also ended Indonesia’s one-year-long drought in Superseries men’s singles event after Sony Dwi Kuncoro last won the Singapore Open in...

PV Sindhu gets her revenge, defeats Nozomi Okuhara at Korea Open final (3 pics)

The battles of P.V Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara are becoming the female version of Lee Chong Wei against Lin Dan. (photo: AP)
Seoul: PV Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara have faced-off in an epic World Championships final three weeks ago that was rightly considered as one of the greatest women's singles final in badminton history which lasted 110 minutes in favor of Okuhara. After a heartbreaker in the World's final, Sindhu got her revenge over Okuhara in the Korea Open finals on Sunday. In...

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Nozomi Okuhara vs P.V. Sindhu is becoming one of the greatest Badminton rivalries in women's singles. (photo: AP)

Nozomi Okuhara breezes past P.V. Sindhu enter Japan Open last 8

Tokyo: Unseeded Nozomi Okuhara showcased her brilliance once more as the never gets tired Japanese player swept past her rival in the World Championships...
Lee Chong Wei enters Japan Open quarters. (photo: AP)

Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan reaches Japan Open quarters

Tokyo: Six-time Japan Open champion Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia reached the 2017 Japan Open quarter-final with a straight-set win over Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto...
Its P.V Sindhu (right) vs Nozomi Okuhara (middle) again in the Japan Open second round. (photo: AP)

P.V Sindhu to meet Nozomi Okuhara in Japan Open second round

Tokyo: Fresh from winning the Korea Open Superseries title last Sunday, India's No. 4 seed P.V. Sindhu sized up her first big test at...