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Chong Wei Wins 8th Malaysia Open Title

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Published: 18 January 2012
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 -- World No. 1 Datuk Lee Chong Wei stamped his authority and power in the badminton world after winning the Malaysia Open Super Series at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil, here, his eighth Malaysia Open title so far.

Thousands of supporters rose to their feet as Chong Wei beat Kenichi Tago of Japan 21-6, 21-13 in 37 minutes.

The victory followed Chong Wei's good run in the new year. Last week at the Korean Open, he beat his long-time rival Lin Dan of China. At the semifinal here, he stopped another Chinese player, Chen Long.

The victory, he said, augured well for his Olympic preparations.

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Chong Wei Beats Chen Long To Book Final Berth

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Published: 14 January 2012
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 - - National badminton champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei advanced to the men's singles final in the Malaysian Open Super Series badminton championship at the Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil, here Saturday.

The world number one singles tamed the world number three, Chen Long from China 21-18, 17-21, 21-13 in 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Chong Wei started well to win the first set, but Chen Long turned more aggressive in the second set to push the game into the decider.

In the third set, however, Chong Wei fought back after trailing 4-8 initially to overcome the Chinese player.

"The spectators at the stadium, who were supporting me all the way, also raised my spirit, probably because I did not want to lose on home ground," he told the media.

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Jan O Jorgensen steals the limelight at Malaysia Open Super Series (pic)

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Published: 13 January 2012
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Denmark’s emerging player, Jan O Jorgensen, steals the limelight as he has made the biggest upset by beating the ruling Olympic and World Champion, Lin Dan of China, in Men’s Singles second round of Malaysia Open Super Series 2012 at Putra Stadium, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday, January 12.

Jorgensen, who is currently World Number 16, has registered his first win over Lin, who is undeniably one of the best shuttlers in the entire history of badminton. The Danish defeated the Chinese in a well-fought three-set contest that ended in 58 minutes.Jan O Jorgensen steals the limelight at Malaysia Open Super Series

The huge crowd at Putra Stadium could not have asked for better performance from Jorgensen who stunned the higher ranked Chinese shuttler with his remarkable speed and perfection.

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Taufik Hidayat slays Nguyen Tien Minh in Men’s Singles round-of-16 at Malaysia Open Super Series (pic)

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Published: 13 January 2012
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Indonesia’s Taufik Hidayat secures his berth in Men’s Singles quarter-final after defeating the higher ranked Nguyen Tien Minh of Vietnam in Men’s Singles round-of-16 at Malaysia Open Super Series 2012, in Kuala Lumpur, on Thursday, January 12.

The World Number 11 Taufik has been struggling hard to win a major international tournament for the last one year. However, he seems in good shape at the moment as he has defeated the World Number Seven, Tien Minh, in the pre-quarter-final contest in an impressive style.Taufik Hidayat slays Nguyen Tien Minh in Men’s Singles round-of-16 at Malaysia Open Super Series

Taufik was everywhere in the court as he played to his maximum potential and did not let his rival fight back in both games of the match. He entertained the crowd for 41 minutes and ended the contest in straight games without any considerable effort.

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London Calling for Taufik — But Then?

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Published: 13 January 2012
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Taufik Hidayat finally addressed rampant speculation about his future after qualifying for the Malaysia Open Super Series quarterfinals on Thursday.

The former men’s singles world No. 1 confirmed that the London Games will be his last Olympics, though he’s still undecided on whether he will continue playing in other tournaments.

“Yes, this year’s Olympic will be my last. That’s why I’ve been working very hard to qualify for London,” Taufik told the Jakarta Globe after a 21-11, 21-14 defeat of No. 8 seed Nguyen Thien Minh of Vietnam in the second round at Putra Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.

“I want to entirely retire from badminton after the London Games, but I don’t know. There are lots of things that I have to consider before making the decision,” the 30-year-old shuttler added.

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