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Thomas Cup: Indonesia beat Thailand 4-1 to top Group A

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Published: 21 May 2014
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New Delhi: In the Group A clash between Indonesia and Thailand yesterday, Indonesia's fans has nothing to worry about even when Tommy Sugiarto lost the first singles to Boonsak Ponsana in 21-14,13-21, 17-21 in 66 minutes. This showed how strong the Indonesia lineup was compare to the Thailand team.Playing Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan would almost guaranteed a point for Indonesia

After trailing by as many as a 10 points in the rubber game, Tommy Sugiarto was able to storm back to tie the game at 17-17 before losing to Boonsak.

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Thomas Cup: Malaysia wins thriller over Korea to top Group C

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Published: 21 May 2014
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New Delhi: Things weren't looking good for Malaysia's Thomas Cup team after Tan Boon Heong/Hoon Thien How lost to Yoo Yeon Seong/Lee Yong Dae 19-21, 19-21 in the first men's doubles. With this win, Malaysia and Korea were tied at 1-1 after Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia won the first point against Son Wan-ho 21-17, 21-17 in an earlier match.Tan Wee Kiong (left) and Goh V Shem (middle) scored a huge upset against World No. 4 pair Kim Ki-jung/Kim Sa-rang with 21-17, 21-19 win.

Malaysia's chances of defeating Korea looked even dimmer when its second singles Chong Wei Feng dropped the first set to Lee Dong Keun 19-21. However, the resilient Chong Wei Feng was not ready to go home early yet, he made some adjustments in the second set to play better court control, more high quality shots and made less mistake; he scored several critical points after the second set was tied at 16-16 to hold off the Korean at 21-17 and force a deciding game. In third set, Wei Feng rallied to an incredible comeback over Lee Dong Keun to win it at 21-14.

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Uber Cup - India trumps Thailand 3-2

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Published: 20 May 2014
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New Delhi: Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu guided India through tough challenge from Thailand 3-2 to top Group C at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here Tuesday.Saina Stuns Ratchanok, India Beat Thailand

It was vintage Saina on display here as the Indian rode on her array of shots and better court coverage. The Hyderabadi, whose performance graph was questioned by many of her critics, answered back by beating World champion Ratchanok Intanon 22-20 21-14 in the first singles to give India a brilliant start against Thailand. 

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Simon Santoso- one of the greatest comebacks in badminton history

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Published: 20 May 2014
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A day before Simon Santoso won the Singapore Open title, BadmintonPlanet.com wrote an article titled "The Resurgence of Simon Santoso" to describe how Simon overcame past failures and posted one of the great comebacks in badminton history.Simon Santoso is the man!

He went through some hard times for his poor performances last season, and had to face harsh criticism that tried to rip the world from him. He finally had enough of that, and quit Indonesia Badminton Association in January 2014.

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Thomas-Uber Cup 2014: Complete Day 3 Results

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Published: 20 May 2014
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Complete Day 3 Results - Thomas-Uber Cup Finals, May 20, 2014

 Complete Results: Thomas - Uber Cup Finals

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