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Lee Chong Wei, Kidambi Srikanth pull out of Swiss Open

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Published: 14 March 2016
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Basel: After suffering early exit at the All England championships last Wednesday, World No. 2 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei has withdrawn from this week's Swiss Open in Basel slated to kick off on Tuesday, citing fitness problem.Now is actually good time for Lee Chong Wei to take a rest and come back stronger in upcoming tournaments.

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Nozomi Okuhara, Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov win All England

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Published: 13 March 2016
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Birmingham: Nothing could be better than winning an All England title to top her birthday celebration when Nozomi Okuhara fought back from a set down against two-time champion Wang Shixian of China 21-11, 16-21, 21-19 to win the thrilling women's singles final on Sunday.Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov of Russia hold up the 2016 All England men's doubles champion trophy during the awarding ceremony.(photo: Reuters / Andrew Boyers)

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Chinese Badminton Association blocking the Cai Yun/Mathias Boe partnership

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Published: 13 March 2016
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Copenhagen: World No. 3 men's doubles player Mathias Boe from Denmark who is looking forward to forge strong new partnership with the 2012 Olympic champion Cai Yun after his regular partner Carsten Mogensen is still recovering from surgery after suffering a life-threatening rupture of aortic aneurysm in his brain on Feb 18, 2016, was forced to put his new partnership plan on hold after Chinese Badminton Association refused to allow him and Cai Yun to play together.Don't understand why Chinese Badminton Association not allowing Cai Yun to partner Mathias Boe.

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Lin Dan captures sixth All England title

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Published: 13 March 2016
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Birmingham: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan who had won the prestigious All England tournament in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, made history in the modern badminton era by capturing his sixth All England title at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England on Sunday.Congratulations to Lin Dan for winning the 2016 All England title! (photo: Reuters)

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Lin Dan reaches All England finals, four No. 1 seeds ousted in semis

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Published: 12 March 2016
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Birmingham: On a day of upsets in the All England semi-finals on Saturday, two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan showed why he has been regarded as the greatest badminton player of all time when he put up a flawless show in last two sets to fend off the fight back from his junior Xue Song to reach the final.Lin Dan and Xue Song in the All England semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

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