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China Open Premier Super Series: Lin Dan continues his winning streak over Lee Chong Wei (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 26 November 2011
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China’s Lin Dan continues his supremacy over the World Number One, Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia by beating him in the Men’s Singles semi-final of the 2011 China Open Premier Super Series, in China, on Saturday, November 26.

The World Number Two, Lin played with superb confidence against Chong Wei and again ended the road of the Malaysian by winning the semi-final contest in three games. He lost the opening set but bounced back to grab the both following games in style.China Open Premier Super Series: Lin Dan continues his winning streak over Lee Chong Wei

The first game started in an enthralling way as both legends put up tremendous show highest class badminton by playing attacking and positive game. Both remained equal until 4-4 when Chong Wei started to build lead by accelerating his speed. At the one-minute break, the Malaysian was four-points ahead of the Chinese at 11-7.

 

Lin Dan says he won't quit China Open

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 November 2011
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After easing into the third round of China Open with a two-set (21-16, 21-15) defeat of Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki in Shanghai on Thursday night, four-time badminton world champion Lin Dan of China dispelled speculation over his possible withdrawal from the tournament like he did here last year.

"I've hardly taken a break since French Open (in early November). I took part in a series of events held by the sponsors. Then I went to Dongguan and Hong Kong. I'm definitely tired. But I will not withdraw this time. I quit last year because I was coming off the Asian Games and hadn't adjusted my condition to it."

About his win in two straight sets, he said, "I played well in many aspects of the game, like in the opening of both sets, especially building an 8-2 lead in the first one."

"But he managed to catch up as I relaxed my vigilance a little bit."

He gives credit to Wong, who stunned Super Dan at the Denmark Open in October.

"He played terrific in Denmark, beating me and Lee Hyun-Il. And he has been called Hong Kong's Golden Boy. I feel great to play against him." Asked about his No 3 Olympic ranking, Lin replied with a smile.

"It depends on where my sponsors want me to be. If they need me to become No 1 in the ranking, then I'll go for it," he said.

As for the object of his thanks on Thanksgiving Day, he said his parents deserved it most: "father and mother, my family for their unselfish love. Also my fans."

 
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Cheer from mixed pair

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 November 2011
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Unseeded Peng Soon-Liu Ying beat World No 2 for spot in last eight

MIXED doubles Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying made an impact in the China Open when they defeated World No 2 Xu Chen-Ma Jin to join men's singles Lee Chong Wei in the quarter-finals in Shanghai yesterday.

Men's doubles Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong also checked into the quarter-finals when they beat Germany's Ingo Kindervater-Johannes Schoettler 21-7, 21-16 in the second round.

The unseeded Peng Soon-Liu Ying, ranked World No 9, defeated Xu Chen-Ma Jin 21-14, 11-21, 21-16 in 49 minutes to reach the last eight stage of a premier Super Series event for the first time.

 

World Youth Championship Win Spurs Zulfadli

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 November 2011
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SANDAKAN, Nov 24  -- Winning the 2011 World Youth Badminton Championship has fired up Zulfadli Zulkiffli to perform well in every tournament he is participating.

Currently he is competing in the Proton Malaysia International Challenge 2011 at the Sandakan Sports Complex, after which he will be in action at the Macau Open Championship at the end of this month.

"My attention now is on giving my best performance in international meets irrespective of the opponents," he said after defeating Takeshita Riichi of Japan in the second round of the Proton international challenge, here, Thursday.

 

World No. 1 Wang out of China Open, in tears

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 November 2011
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SHANGHAI, Nov. 24  -- World No. 1 Wang Shixian of China burst into tears after being stunned by Thai teenager Inthanon Ratchanok in the women's singles second round of the China Open on Thursday.

Wang, last year's BWF (World Badminton Federation) Superseries Finals champion, blamed her lack of patience for the 18-21, 19-21 defeat at the young Thai's hands.

"I was too impatient on the court today, which led to numerous faults," said Wang, who turned around to wipe tears off her face before being interviewed.

Wang has struggled with her game in recent tournaments.

"I really hope that I can find a way-out as soon as possible," she said. "I need to improve both techniques and mindset."

Meanwhile, Inthanon Ratchanok, who earned her fame as the youngest-ever world junior champion when she won the BWF World Junior Championship title at the age of 14, was elated about her victory.

"I'm very happy because I can beat the No.1 right now. I feel more confident about myself because if this time I can beat China, then I can try to achieve more in the future," the 16-year-old Ratchanok said through an interpreter.

Record-breaking floods have inundated vast areas of Thailand over the past several months. Ratchanok said her home is also in the flood-affected zone.

"I hope my family back in Thailand are happy about my victory," said Ratchanok.

 
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