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Japan Open: Mixed results for Malaysian in the second round

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Published: 12 June 2014
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Tokyo: In the second round of Japan Open badminton championships, the defending champion world number 1 Lee Chong Wei won the first set against Marc Zwiebler of Germany easily with 21-13, but was forced to work hard as the resilient German stretched Chong Wei to 28-26 in the second set before conceded defeat. Chong Wei will play Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in the quarter-finals tomorrow.Watch the fantastic battle between Lee Chong Wei and Marc Zwiebler at http://video.badmintonplanet.com/2014-japan-open.html

According to Lee Chong Wei's coach Tey Seu Bock, shuttle slowness caused the game to be very slow tempo, thus allowing the opponent to have more time to react to Chong Wei's attacks.

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Japan Open: Malaysian gets off to a good start

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Published: 11 June 2014
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Tokyo: In the first round of Japan Open, Malaysia's scratch pair Tan Boon Heong and Goh V Shem created the biggest upset of the day by trashing third seeds, Japanese Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa 21-13 and 21-11. This would be a very sweet revenge for Boon Heong mainly due to him and Hoon Thien How suffered a heart-breaking lost to the Japanese pair at the Thomas Cup final last month.Boon Heong defeats Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakawa for sweet revenge

In another demonstration of the resilience and never-say-die spirit by Chong Wei Feng, he came from behind and won a hard fought battle against sixth seed Son Wan-ho 15-21, 21-17 and 21-15 in a 67 minutes match. Hope Wei Feng could continue this mentality when he square-off against Lin Dan tomorrow, who defeated his compatriot Xue Song 21-15, 21-18 in the first round of Japan Open.

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Lee Hyun-il: I am thrilled to be back

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Published: 10 June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: After winning the Sri Lanka International Challenge last week, former world No.1 Lee Hyun-il proved he's still got game!Lee Hyun-il is on of the most exciting badminton player to watch during his prime

Lee signed a two-year deal with Malaysian equipment manufacturer Apacs in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. The 34-year-old South Korean came out of his second retirement last fall to capture the Korea Grand Prix Gold in Jeonju by defeating Ji Hoon Hong 21-18 21-12.

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Japan Open: Super Dan survives scare, Daren Liew's comeback falters

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Published: 10 June 2014
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Tokyo: On Tuesday, two time Olympics gold medalist, Lin Dan had a scare in his first qualifying match when he lost the first set to Japan's Kazumasa Sakai 12-21, before fighting hard in second set to fend off Sakai's late comeback with 21-19 win, and eventually took the third set 21-7.Japan Open: Lin Dan will play Xue Song who are also from China on Wednesday.

In a different match, Daren Liew started his first qualifying round smoothly by beating France’s Thomas Rouxel 21-17, 21-18 in 33 minutes.

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Japan Open: Malaysian shuttlers vow to bounce back after Thomas Cup lost

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Published: 09 June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Tan Boon Heong, Hoon Thien How, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren who lost to their Japanese opponents in the Thomas Cup final, are ready to bounce back in the Japan Open that starts June 10.Malaysian shuttlers vow to bounce back after Thomas Cup loss

In the Thomas Cup final, Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How lost to Kenichi Hayakama/Hiroyuki Endo 21-12, 17-21, 19-21 of Japan after winning the first game. Wei Feng was tamed by 19-year-old Kento Momota, and Daren Liew was knocked off by Takuma Ueda in heartbreaking fashion as Malaysia lost to Japan 3-2.

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