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Denmark Open Premier Super Series: Lee Chong Wei topples Chen Jin in Men’s Singles quarter-final (pic)

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Published: 22 October 2011
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Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei continues his uninterrupted run in the Denmark Open Premier Super Series as he has toppled China’s Chen Jin in the Men’s Singles quarter-final, on Friday, October 21, at Odense, Denmark.Denmark Open Premier Super Series: Lee Chong Wei topples Chen Jin in Men’s Singles quarter-final

The World Number One and top seed, Chong Wei played highest standard badminton against Jin, who was the sixth seed in the Men’s Singles draw of the event. The Malaysian was in no mood to slow down the pace of the rallies and finished up the match in straight games without any considerable fight.

Chong Wei took the opening game of the match without any trouble as it was completely one-sided. However, in the second game, the former World Champion, Jin played better game and remained close until the concluding phase of the second set but failed to win it as Chong Wei grabbed the ending points to finish off the match in 47 minutes.

In the starting points of the opening set, Chong Wei established an early lead by playing to his full potential. He played with maximum speed and employed his deceptive strokes to put pressure on the Chinese and remained successful in setting up a wonderful lead until the interval.

 

Lin Dan falls tamely in second round, Chong Wei in the last eight

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 October 2011
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ODENSE: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei checked into the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open but China’s Lin Dan of China stole the spotlight when he was knocked out in the second round.

On Thursday, top seed Chong Wei beat India’s Anand Pawar 21-14, 21-13 win to set up a meeting with China’s former world champion Chen Jin.

Lin Dan, however, played half-heartedly and without any urgency en route to losing 10-21, 21-17, 19-21 to Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki in 52 minutes.

A delighted Wing Ki will feature in his first Premier Super Series quarter-final when he takes on Japanese ace Sho Sasaki.

Lin Dan just brushed off his shocking defeat.

“It’s just another tournament for me. All the top 10 players had to turn up for the Premier Super Series and I did. It’s just unfortunate that I lost today.

 

Denmark Open: Kien Keat- Boon Heong bite the dust (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 22 October 2011
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NEW men's doubles combination Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong did what their established compatriots Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong failed to do by reaching the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open in Odense yesterday.

Thien How-Wee Kiong, playing in their first international tournament as a pair, defeated Indonesia's World No 9 Alvent Yulianto-Hendra Gunawan 21-18, 21-17 in the second round. Koo Kien Keat (left) and Tan Boon Heong lost to Cho Gun Woo-Kwon Yi Goo 15-21, 21-15, 21-12 in the first round of the Denmark Open on Wednesday.  Read more: Badminton / Denmark Open: Kien Keat- Boon Heong bite the dust http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/41murudanes-2/Article/#ixzz1bTa8qRsr

It was their second win over a top 10 pair after having beaten World No 8 Chai Biao-Guo Zhendong 16-21, 21-19, 21-11 in the first round on Wednesday.


Their reward is a quarter-final clash against four-time world champions Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng of China, who beat Taiwan's Fang Chieh Min-Lee Sheng Mu 21-19, 21-16, today.

 

Khe Wei-Vivian nail Indonesian Open GP Gold title

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Published: 03 October 2011
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PETALING JAYA: It was a case of third time lucky for upcoming women doubles pair Woon Khe Wei and Vivian Hoo at the Indonesian Open GP Gold badminton tournament at East Kalimantan yesterday.

The duo clinched the title in their first ever final appearance after failing to get past the semi-finals of the Thailand and Taiwan Open earlier this year.

The young pair defeated China’s Bao Yixin-Zhong Qianxin 19-21, 21-19, 21-18.

 

Khe Wei and Vivian smash their way into first-ever final (pic)

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Published: 03 October 2011
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PETALING JAYA: The much improved pair of Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo finally qualified for their first ever final appearance when they smashed past their Thai opponents in the semi-finals of the Indonesian Open GP Gold at East Kalimantan yesterday.Getting it right: Woon Khe Wei and Vivian Hoo (inset) defeated Thai pair Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn-Punyada Munkitchokecharoen to reach the final of the Indonesian Open GP Gold event in East Kalimantan yestertday.

Khe Wei-Vivian twice came close to reaching their first career final in the Thailand Open back in May and the Taiwan Open last month only to falter in the semi-finals.

This time, however, the young pair made no mistake as they led from start to finish against Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn-Punyada Munkitchokecharoen winning 21-12, 21-13 in just 29 minutes.

 

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