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Nielsen-Pedersen hoping for better luck this time (pic)

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Published: 05 March 2014
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BIRMINGHAM: World No. 4 mixed doubles pair Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Christinna Pedersen of Denmark are the in-form pair right now.

They won the Superseries Finals in Kuala Lumpur last year before returning to Malaysia in January, where they made the final of the Malaysian Open – losing to China’s Xu Chen-Ma Jin.Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen in a file photo. They beat India’s Tarun Kona-Ashwini Ponnappa 21-13, 21-16 in the first round of the All-England.

Nevertheless, Nielsen-Pedersen have consistently beaten the top Chinese pairs and Indonesia’s reigning world champions Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir.

But the All-England is one tournament where the Danes have generally never done well – losing in the first round last year and only making the quarter-finals in 2011 and 2012.

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Haifeng: Partnership with Cai Yun is over (pic)

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Published: 05 March 2014
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BIRMINGHAM: Four-time world champion Fu Haifeng believes that his 12-year partnership with Cai Yun has come to an end.

The 30-year-old Haifeng and Cai Yun are one of the most celebrated men’s doubles pairs in the world.

Together, they have won four world titles, an Olympic gold medal (2008), and led China to the Thomas Cup for six straight editions since 2004.Fu Haifeng (right) and Cai Yun are now being paired with younger players. Haifeng says their time as partners is over as they take on the new role of mentors with the China national team.

Although Haifeng is not ready to call time on his career, he believes that the partnership with Cai Yun is no longer viable.

In fact, Haifeng has already started trying out several different partners since the world championships in Guangzhou last year, namely with Hong Wei and Zhang Nan.

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Chong Wei, Wei Feng through to second round (pic)

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Published: 04 March 2014
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BIRMINGHAM: It was plain sailing for world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei and Chong Wei Feng in the first round of the All-England at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

Chong Wei showed no ill effects of his ankle injury as he scored a comprehensive 21-15, 21-17 win over Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk on Wednesday.World No. 16 Chong Wei Feng in a file photo. He beat world No. 11 Marc Zwiebler of Germany 21-18, 21-19 in the first round of the All-England.

Over on the other court, world No. 16 Wei Feng, who has endured a torrid start to the year, put up a superb attacking display to pack off world No. 11 Marc Zwiebler of Germany 21-18, 21-19.

A third Malaysian shuttler was in the fray in the first round. However, Misbun Ramdan Misbun, who came through the qualifiers, went down to Taiwan’s Chou Tien-chen 21-15, 21-10.

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All-England: Thien How-Wee Kiong scrape through to second round (pic)

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Published: 04 March 2014
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BIRMINGHAM: It was almost a disastrous start for Malaysia’s new No. 1 pair Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong in the first round of the All-England.

The world No. 8, who are leading the doubles charge following Koo Kien Keat’s resignation from the BA of Malaysia (BAM), were made to slog for a 19-21, 21-13, 21-4 win over Hong Kong qualifiers Chan Yun Lung-Lee Chun Hei in the first round on Wednesday.Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong in a file photo. The pair beat Hong Kong qualifiers Chan Yun Lung-Lee Chun Hei 19-21, 21-13, 21-4 in the All-England first round.

Despite leading 15-7 in the first game, a stretch of errors allowed the young Hong Kong pair to bounce back to steal the game 21-19.

Fortunately, the fifth-seeded Thien How-Wee Kiong fought back to take the second game 21-13 before blowing their opponents out of the water in the deciding rubber to seal their last-16 slot.

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All England - Sugiarto crashes out at first hurdle (pic)

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Published: 04 March 2014
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Tommy Sugiarto, winner of the Singapore Open last year and finalist at last month's Malaysian Open, was sent crashing out by a qualifier in the first round at the All England Open on Wednesday.

BIRMINGHAM: Tommy Sugiarto, winner of the Singapore Open last year and finalist at last month's Malaysian Open, was sent crashing out by a qualifier in the first round at the All England Open on Wednesday.

The world number three from Indonesia twice appeared to have turned the match around, and was foiled only in the last few points by Gao Huan, an impressively resilient Chinese player.Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia during the men's singles semi final at the BWF badminton World Superseries Finals in Kuala Lumpur in December 2013.

The 24-year-old from Liaoning won 21-13, 10-21, 21-18, making good use of his familiarity with the conditions from his two matches in the qualifying competition to squeeze out the best win of his career.

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