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Chan Peng Soon is open to playing men's doubles

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Published: 12 May 2014
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When the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) named Peng Soon as the sixth doubles player for the Thomas Cup squad last week, the Malaysian team was excited about Peng Soon's presence on the team.Chan Peng Soon is a very talented player who has a lot of potential in men's doubles

“I am really excited to play in men’s doubles again. Men’s doubles give me more room to display my skills as the players are taking turns to rotate around court, while I usually control the back when I’m playing in the mixed doubles.

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Happy Mother's Day to All Baminton Players and Badminton Fans!

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Published: 10 May 2014
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Happy Mother's Day to All Mothers below:

 

Cai Yun's Family  Cai Yun and his baby's mother
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Final list of Thomas-Uber Cup: Lin Dan, Lee Yong Dae In; Yu Yang, Cai Yun, Sony Dwi Kuncoro Out

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Published: 10 May 2014
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Jakarta: China has decided to field Lin Dan in its Thomas Cup team. Lin Dan will play fourth Men’s Singles player alongside Chen Long (2), Du Pengyu (6) and Tian Houwei (16). Can China defend its titles at this year's Thomas an Uber Cup competition?However, Cai Yun the reigning Olympic men’s doubles champions was excluded from the team. In addition, Yu Yang, one of the most accomplished women’s doubles players of all time, has been excluded from China’s Uber cup team as well.

Korea’s Lee Yong Dae and Kim Ki Jung will mark their return to badminton by playing in the Thomas Cup in New Delhi. BWF lifted their ban against these two players last month. The two are part of a strong Korean doubles line-up, which appears relatively weaker in singles. Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong, Kim Ki Jung/Kim Sa Rang and Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Choel are the flag-bearers for Korea in doubles.

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Thailand hopes to reach final eight in Thomas-Uber Cup

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Published: 09 May 2014
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Bangkok: Thailand is targeting quarter-final berths for their Thomas Cup and Uber Cup team at Thomas Cup and Uber Cup to be held at Siri Fort Indoor Stadium, New Delhi, from May 18-25. Thailand is sending nine members Thomas Cup and ten members Uber Cup team to New Delhi.Thailand's national badminton coach Sompol Kookasemkit hopes Thailand could reach last eight in the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup. To be frank, its women's team stood a better chance to reach the second round than the men.

Thailand's Thomas Cup includes world No.8 Boonsak Ponsana, Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk, Suppanyu Avihingsanon, Sitthikom Thammasin, Patiphat Chalardchaleam, Maneepong Jongjit, Nipitphon Puangpuapech, Wannawat Ampunsuwan and Sudket Prapakamol.

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Gopichand: It's not easy in Thomas-Uber Cup, but we will try hard

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Published: 08 May 2014
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India's national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said today that India's Thomas Cup team stays a chance to reach last eight if India's singles players could deliver strong performances. India is in the same group with Malaysia, South Korea and Germany.The badminton scene in India has changed dramatically because of Gopichand. Now there is a proper structure, which was missing in the last 10 years. Gopichand has used his experience to bring about the change. India badminton owes its success to Gopichand.

"Our advantage is that we have some good singles players. Although they are not at the same level as Lee Chong Wei, other than that, our singles players have a good chance of defeating anyone else" said Gopichand during a media interaction.

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