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Lee Chong Wei on course for 6th Indonesian Open title & World No. 1

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Published: 02 June 2016
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Jakarta: Malaysia badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei edged closer to his sixth Indonesian Open title and the world number one ranking after moving into the quarterfinals in Jakarta today.

The current world number two will wrest the top spot from China’s Chen Long who is not competing in the tournament, if he moves into the final, while his path to the title also looks clear since his arch rival Lin Dan of China was ousted in the second round by Jonathan Christie of Indonesia.Lee Chong Wei is going strong at the Indonesia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

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Jonatan Christie beats Lin Dan at Indonesia Open

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Published: 02 June 2016
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Jakarta: With the backing of home crowd, Indonesia's unseeded Jonatan Christie pulled off a huge upset against China's two time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the second round of the BCA Indonesia Open badminton championship at Bung Karno Indoor Stadium in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Thursday.

Christie was ecstatic after clinching his second round match against his own idol 21-12, 21-12 in 36 minutes.Jonatan Christie greets his idol Lin Dan after their Indonesia Open second round match. (photo: PBSI)

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Carsten Mogensen achieves mission impossible - he's made a comeback

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Published: 01 June 2016
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Jakarta: Despite undergoing brain surgery to threat a life threatening illness 3 months ago, Carsten Mogensen has made a comeback many deemed impossible.Carsten Mogensen drops to his knees while Mathias Boe celebrates their 1st round victory at the 2016 Indonesia Open.

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Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan advance into Indonesian Open second round

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Published: 01 June 2016
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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's badminton ace, Datuk Lee Chong Wei only took 35 minutes to get past the first round of the Indonesian Open at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta today.

Chong Wei did not face any problem beating Indian player, Sameer Verna in straight sets 21-11 and 21-13 to set a meeting with Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in the next round.With Chen Long's withdrawal, Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan are the favorites to win Indonesia Open. (photo: Getty)

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Chen Long withdraws from BCA Indonesia Open

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Published: 31 May 2016
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Jakarta: Chen Long, the World No. 1 men's singles shuttler from China withdrew from BCA Indonesia Open, in a surprise move that blamed on a waist injury.The timing and the reason of Chen Long's withdrawal from Indonesia Open very similar to Lin Dan's withdrawal from Asia Championships 4 years ago. (photo: Getty)

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