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India ready for Uber Cup challenge

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Published: 13 May 2014
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For the first time in recent memory, Indian Uber Cup team is capable of reaching the knockout stage in the Thomas-Uber Cup finals that kicks-off at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on May 18. This year, India has been clubbed with Thailand, Canada and Hong Kong.Jwala Gutta exude confidence ahead of Uber Cup

Even though she is only 19 years old, PV Sindhu almost defeated Wang Shixian of China in the Asian Championship two weeks ago. She has proven that she can put up a fight in a potentially crucial match.

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Chong Wei: Fearless Attitude is what's Malaysia needed!

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Published: 12 May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Thomas Cup isn't about Lee Chong Wei anymore. It's about the team. This Thomas Cup is going to be tough for Malaysia, mainly because besides World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, there is no other player who can guarantee to secure a second or third point. Having said that, players like Daren Liew, Chong Wei Feng, Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah, Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong, or even Tan Boon Heong-Chan Peng Soon, if they can rediscover their form, they are more than capable of beating anyone on their day.Fearless Lee Chong Wei

On Monday, Lee Chong Wei displayed great leadership by urging his teammate to be fearless and relentless. He wanted his teammate to keep scrapping and keep coming at their opponent until the bitter end. “We have nothing to lose in the Thomas Cup. I've told Wei Feng and Daren to stay positive. Everyone should be fearless and confident, “said Chong Wei.

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Chan Peng Soon is open to playing men's doubles

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Published: 12 May 2014
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When the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) named Peng Soon as the sixth doubles player for the Thomas Cup squad last week, the Malaysian team was excited about Peng Soon's presence on the team.Chan Peng Soon is a very talented player who has a lot of potential in men's doubles

“I am really excited to play in men’s doubles again. Men’s doubles give me more room to display my skills as the players are taking turns to rotate around court, while I usually control the back when I’m playing in the mixed doubles.

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Happy Mother's Day to All Baminton Players and Badminton Fans!

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Published: 10 May 2014
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Happy Mother's Day to All Mothers below:

 

Cai Yun's Family  Cai Yun and his baby's mother
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Final list of Thomas-Uber Cup: Lin Dan, Lee Yong Dae In; Yu Yang, Cai Yun, Sony Dwi Kuncoro Out

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Published: 10 May 2014
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Jakarta: China has decided to field Lin Dan in its Thomas Cup team. Lin Dan will play fourth Men’s Singles player alongside Chen Long (2), Du Pengyu (6) and Tian Houwei (16). Can China defend its titles at this year's Thomas an Uber Cup competition?However, Cai Yun the reigning Olympic men’s doubles champions was excluded from the team. In addition, Yu Yang, one of the most accomplished women’s doubles players of all time, has been excluded from China’s Uber cup team as well.

Korea’s Lee Yong Dae and Kim Ki Jung will mark their return to badminton by playing in the Thomas Cup in New Delhi. BWF lifted their ban against these two players last month. The two are part of a strong Korean doubles line-up, which appears relatively weaker in singles. Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong, Kim Ki Jung/Kim Sa Rang and Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Choel are the flag-bearers for Korea in doubles.

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