Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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...

Chen Long pulls out of BWF Super Series Finals with knee injury

Chen Long withdraws from the 2017 BWF Super Series Finals. (photo: AP)
Dubai: The Rio Olympic champion Chen Long has withdrawn from BWF Super Series Finals in Dubai at the last minute citing a knee problem. Chen's withdrawal means Lee Chong Wei, who defeated Chen in the final of Hong Kong Open, will not get a chance to cross sword again with Chen on Thursday. Shi Yuqi will be the sole men's...

Tey Seu Bock to join Lee Chong Wei in Dubai

Lee Chong Wei is comfortable with Tey Seu Bock (back) as his coach. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton coach Tey Seu Bock who was on Lee Chong Wei's side when the World No. 2 won clinched his fifth men's singles crown at the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open three weeks ago, was once again handed the challenging task of coaching Lee Chong Wei to re-assert his dominance in men's singles at the BWF World...

2017 Dubai World Superseries Finals: Lee Chong Wei to play Chen Long on Thursday

Lee Chong Wei and Chen Long to set up a mouth-watering rematch of their recent Hong Kong Open final on Thursday. (photo: AP)
Dubai: Only the top eight in the world in the five disciplines of badminton are eligible to take part in the BWF World Superseries Finals to be held in Dubai from Dec 13th to Dec 17th. Lee Chong Wei, a four-time winner of the tournament, has been drawn into the men's singles Group A together with Son Wan Ho, Angus...

Lee Chong Wei may be playing in Dubai without a coach

Lee Chong Wei and Hendrawan (right) have a good coach-player relationship. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton superstar and World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei has a great chance of winning the men's singles titles next week at the Dubai World Superseries Finals, but, he may need to play the tournament without guidance from Hendrawan. Lee's coach, Hendrawan who was scheduled to accompany Lee to the tournament on Sunday has yet to receive...

It’s all good for Lee Chong Wei heading into BWF Superseries Finals

Lee Chong Wei looks to end the 2017 season on a high. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: After a season in which he had some ups and downs, bit of a rollercoaster ride, Lee Chong Wei's final goal of 2017 is to walk away as the winner of the BWF Superseries Finals in Dubai. Lee who had won the event in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013, was forced to withdraw from the 2014 edition because...

Jeremy Gan: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong should share the same goal

Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to work hard, and to innovate their playing style to earn a chance to rejuvenate their career. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's former men's doubles coach, Jeremy Gan who best known to have guided Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong to the 2016 Rio Olympics final, told reporters that the former World No. 1 men's pair is still capable at resurrecting their career. Jeremy Gan who had resigned from Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) two months ago, said success could...

Opportunity for Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing to prove their worth in Dubai

Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing look to redeem themselves with win in Dubai. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: Although their performance has been subpar in recent tournaments, World No. 11 mixed doubles pair Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing of Malaysia still has a chance to prove their worth at the 2017 BWF Super Series Finals to be held from December 13 to December 17 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. According to the President of Badminton Association...

Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi to resume doubles partnerships

Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi
Kuala Lumpur: After a slightly more than two month’s breakup, the Malaysian duo Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong will be reunited in early next year. Their current partners, the 2017 SEA Games silver medalists Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi will also renew their partnership for few tournaments in 2018. The honorary secretary of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM)...

Carolina Marin latest to pull out of Dubai World Superseries Finals

Wish Carolina Marin a speedy recovery. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: The Rio Olympic women's singles champion Carolina Marin of Spain made an announcement on Tuesday that she has withdrawn from next week's 2017 World Superseries Finals in Dubai, and her vacated spot was filled by Sayaka Sato of Japan. Marin was the second top women's shuttler to pull out from the year-end championships, reigning World Champion Nozomi Okuhara...

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Congratulations to Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon for winning the 2017 BWF "Male Player of the Year" award. (photo: AP)

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

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...
Chen Long withdraws from the 2017 BWF Super Series Finals. (photo: AP)

Chen Long pulls out of BWF Super Series Finals with knee injury

Dubai: The Rio Olympic champion Chen Long has withdrawn from BWF Super Series Finals in Dubai at the last minute citing a knee problem. Chen's...
Lee Chong Wei is comfortable with Tey Seu Bock (back) as his coach. (photo: AP)

Tey Seu Bock to join Lee Chong Wei in Dubai

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton coach Tey Seu Bock who was on Lee Chong Wei's side when the World No. 2 won clinched his fifth...