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Lee Chong Wei vs Chen Long at India Open Finals

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Published: 05 April 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will meet Chen Long from China in the Yonex Sunrise - India Open Super Series badminton championships on Sunday. This is their third clash this year.In the other semi-final, second seed Chen Long came through by the skin of his teeth with a titanic 21-15, 21-23, 21-19 win over a pumped-up Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark in a 79-minute encounter.

Lee Chong Wei had to work extra hard to defeat another Chinese player, Du Pengyu in a thrilling three set match 21-17, 19-21, 21-14 that lasted an hour 12 minutes.

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'Hawk-Eye' is being used in India Open Super Series

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Published: 04 April 2014
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Well-known tracking system Hawk-Eye technology, used in many sports like tennis to determine line calls, was introduced in the quarter final of India Open Super Series.

After testing several instant-review systems, Badminton World Federation (BWF) eventually chose Hawk-Eye Innovations to provide instant-reviews for major badminton events. Hawk-Eye Innovations will provides its Hawk-Eye’s popular graphics implementation which able to pinpoints the exact spot where a shuttle lands. BWF will integrate the system gradually with the in-venue video boards and live worldwide broadcast feed, allowing fans to see instant reviews and decisions on some controversial calls. The system consists of eight cameras at 4 corners of the court, which are more accurate than the ones used for television.The India Open is the fifth BWF tournament at which instant reviews (using 'Hawk Eye') are available to players

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Kashyap is out of India Open

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Published: 04 April 2014
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There is no more Indian shuttlers remained in the $250,000 India Open Super Series as of Friday night after Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap both lost their respective quarterfinals.Lee Chong Wei greets the fans after his win over P. Kashyap

The top seed Malaysian, Lee Chong Wei demonstrated his superiority by knocking out Kashyap, with 21-15, 21-13 in 40 minutes to cruise to the men’s singles semifinal.

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Saina Nehwal crashed out of India Open

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Published: 04 April 2014
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New Delhi: India’s bet on its best women’s singles player - Saina Nehwal came up short, when she was knocked out by the third seed Wang Yihan from China in the $250,000 India Open Super Series badminton Friday.Saina Nehwal was knocked out of women’s singles quarter-final in India Open

Wang Yihan, who also ranks world No.2, defeated Saina with 21-16, 21-14 in 39 minutes. With this win, she extended her career win over Saina to an 8-1 lead.


Indian Open: Lee Chong Wei through, Khim Wah-V Shem out

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Published: 03 April 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Open champions Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem went down 18-21, 21-15, 16-21 to Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol of South Korea. This was a bitter blow to the pair because they were once ahead with 14-10 and 15-12 in the third set.India's P. Kashyap is waiting for Lee Chong Wei in the Indian Open quarter-finals.

Their coach Rosman Razak said: “Khim Wah and V Shem played much better this game, they had their chances to seal the deal, and they were once in control by leading 15-12 in the rubber game. Then, they started making mistakes. The South Koreans took advantage of Kim-Wah-V Shem's mistakes and never look back”

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