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All-England: It’s over to you again, Chong Wei (pic)

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Published: 03 March 2014
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BIRMINGHAM: If the results of the recent German Open are anything to go by, Malaysia will once again rely on world No.1 Lee Chong Wei for the All-England which starts on Tuesday.

In Germany, Malaysia’s best bet for a win, world No. 8 Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong failed to live up to their own high standards as they were sent packing in the semi-finals by Japan’s Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda.All Malaysian eyes will be on World No.1 Lee Chong Wei again to deliver at the All-England badminton championships starting on Tuesday.

Malaysian Open champions Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah were also a letdown, crashing out in the quarter-finals to Japanese Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa.

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India's Arvind Bhat clinches German Open title (pic)

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Published: 01 March 2014
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Arvind Bhat struck the form of his life at the age of 34 to win his first ever Grand Prix crown at the RWE-Sporthalle, upsetting 12th seeded Vittinghus 24-22, 19-21, 21-11 in exactly an hour.

 

Seasoned campaigner Arvind Bhat reached a new high in his badminton career when he defeated Danish Hans-Kristian Vittinghus to clinch the men's singles title of the $120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold here Sunday.

The Indian veteran struck the form of his life at the age of 34 to win his first ever Grand Prix crown at the RWE-Sporthalle, upsetting 12th seeded Vittinghus 24-22, 19-21, 21-11 in exactly an hour.Bhat triumphs in German Open badminton tournament

Apart from the first round, the two-time former national champion has beaten a higher ranked player in every match.

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Japan win big at German Open

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Published: 01 March 2014
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BIRMINGHAM: Japan were the big winners of the German Open with women’s singles shuttler Sayaka Takahashi pulling off the biggest upset.

Sayaka who is currently the top-ranked Japanese woman at No. 13 in the world, proved her mettle as as she dumped top seed and world No. 5 Sung Ji-hyun of South Korea for the title in Mulheim.

Sayaka won the closely contested final 21-17, 8-21, 21-12 in 53 minutes.

Women’s doubles pair Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi also lived up to their top billing as they overcame the challenge of Jung Kyung-eun-Kim Ha-na.

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Vivian-Khe Wei aiming for an upset at All-England (pic)

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Published: 01 March 2014
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BIRMINGHAM: Last year, top Malaysian women’s doubles pair Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei made an impressive run to the quarter-finals of the All-England.

But despite winning the SEA Games gold medal last year, Vivian-Khe Wei have yet to make a successful breakthrough.

A string on unimpressive results means the pair are only ranked 16th in the world.Japan's Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (pic) lie in wait for Malaysian pair Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei in the second round of the All-England badminton championships starting on Tuesday.

However, that has not dampen Khe Wei’s spirit as she seeks to emulate their quarter-final appearance.

It will certainly be tough as Vivian-Khe Wei are down to meet England’s Heather Oliver-Kata Robertshaw in the first round. If they win, they are drawn to face Japan’s Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi in the second round.

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Chong Wei raring for action

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Published: 01 March 2014
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All systems go: World No 1 shrugs off injury concerns in quest to capture his third crown at the All England

DESPITE injury concerns, Lee Chong Wei is fit and ready for the All England which starts on Tuesday as the World No 1 seeks a third men's singles crown in Birmingham.

The 31-year-old had earlier contemplated withdrawing from the tournament, which he won in 2010 and 2011, after picking up an ankle strain during training.

Team manager Dr Koay Ban Hing said Chong Wei is feeling comfortable for the All England challenge.

"As far as I am concerned, Chong Wei is fit for the tournament. If the injury bothers him during matches, he should decide the next course of action," said Ban Hing at Juara Stadium yesterday.

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