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Lee Chong Wei hopes Malaysia players could be tougher and more durable

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Published: 01 April 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will start playing in the Indian Open Wednesday in New Delhi and again, he is carrying the hopes of all Malaysian in the Superseries tournament.Lee Chong Wei to his juniors: "No shortcuts to the top!"

Chong Wei will take on a qualifier in the first round. Then, he may plays three Indian players – Sourabh Varma (the Malaysia Open GP Gold runners-up), R.M.V. Gurusaidutt and P. Kashap.

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Malaysia's doubles need to work on their service

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Published: 01 April 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: One obvious problem for the Malaysian men's doubles players in the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold was their serves. Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong, Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah and Tan Boon Heong-Ow Yao Han seems didn't know how to serve properly.Hoon Thien How and Tan Wee Kiong lost in the first round of the Malaysian Open GP Gold event last week.

When Lim Khim Wah- Goh V Shem played against Singapore’s Danny Bawa Chrisnanta-Chayut Triyachart in the final, their service were either

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Singapore qualified for Thomas Cup spot after 28 years (pic)

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Published: 01 April 2014
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Singapore men's badminton gets a big boost by qualified in the Thomas Cup. It's women's team also booked spot for the prestigious Uber Cup, both will be held in New Delhi from 18-­25 May.

"I couldn't believe it when I heard the news," said Derek Wong, the top men's singles in Singapore. Derek's father Wong Shoon Keat took Singapore to the Thomas Cup Finals in 1986.Derek Wong and the Singapore team are excited about a spot in the Thomas Cup

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The 2014 Indian Badminton League will be held from September 30 to Oct 15 (pic)

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Published: 01 April 2014
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After a successful run last year, the Indian Badminton League (IBL) Governing Council announced that this year's IBL will be held from September 30 to October 15.

This year, the IBL allows its franchisees to strengthen their teams by having 11 players in the rosters last year to up to 13 players this year. Furthermore, each franchisee can pick two more players who can be either from India or from foreign countries, with the hope that this would intensify the competition.Trophy for Indian Badminton League

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Imogen Bankier won 2 badminton doubles titles at French International (pic)

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Published: 31 March 2014
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Imogen Bankier won the women's doubles titles and the mixed doubles (with Robert Blair) at the French International in Orleans on Sunday.
They won the championship last year and they are now rank no 15 in the world.It was the third three-game victory for Blair and Bankier, having beaten Patrick Buhl and Rikke Hansen of Denmark 21-17 19-21 21-15 in the second round and knocking out Dutch third seeds Jorrit De Ruiter and Samantha Barning 18-21 21-12 21-14 in the semi-finals.
They defeated Niclas Nohr and Sara Thygesen from Denmark with 21-13 19-21 21-18 in a thrilling 58-minute game.

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