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Japan Open: Super Dan survives scare, Daren Liew's comeback falters

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Published: 10 June 2014
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Tokyo: On Tuesday, two time Olympics gold medalist, Lin Dan had a scare in his first qualifying match when he lost the first set to Japan's Kazumasa Sakai 12-21, before fighting hard in second set to fend off Sakai's late comeback with 21-19 win, and eventually took the third set 21-7.Japan Open: Lin Dan will play Xue Song who are also from China on Wednesday.

In a different match, Daren Liew started his first qualifying round smoothly by beating France’s Thomas Rouxel 21-17, 21-18 in 33 minutes.

 

Japan Open: Malaysian shuttlers vow to bounce back after Thomas Cup lost

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Published: 09 June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Tan Boon Heong, Hoon Thien How, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren who lost to their Japanese opponents in the Thomas Cup final, are ready to bounce back in the Japan Open that starts June 10.Malaysian shuttlers vow to bounce back after Thomas Cup loss

In the Thomas Cup final, Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How lost to Kenichi Hayakama/Hiroyuki Endo 21-12, 17-21, 19-21 of Japan after winning the first game. Wei Feng was tamed by 19-year-old Kento Momota, and Daren Liew was knocked off by Takuma Ueda in heartbreaking fashion as Malaysia lost to Japan 3-2.

 

BAM: Welcome back Hui Lin-Hui Ern!

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Published: 08 June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Ng Hui Lin-Ng Hui Ern's request to return to the Malaysia national team has been accepted by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM). Could Ng Hui Lin and Ng Hui Ern become the Williams sisters in Badminton?

"We wrote a letter to BAM one month ago requested about possibility of our return to the national team upon completion of our studies in England.  I met with BAM president Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff on Sunday, and he has unofficially given me the green light," said Hui Lin. BAM will send out an official acceptance letter to the sisters in next few days.

 

Lagos International - Nigeria dominates in doubles event

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Published: 08 June 2014
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Lagos: Nigerian players put up a good display on the final day of the Lagos International Badminton Classics by dominating the doubles event.

In the mixed doubles, the pair of Enejoh Abah and Tosin Atolagbe started the campaign when they beat South Africa’s Andries Malan and Jennnifer Fry 26-24, 22-20.South Africa and Nigeria are two strong badminton countries from Africa

It was an all Nigerian affair in the women’s doubles final, as Dorcas Adesokan and Maria Buraimoh displayed good combination to beat Tosin Atolagbe and Fatima Azeez 21-19, 22-20.

 

Chan Peng Soon concerns about lack of chemistry

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Published: 08 June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Mixed doubles specialist Chan Peng Soon said it is hard to produce good results if he and his partner, Lai Pei Jing don't have the right chemistry to get it done.Hope Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing can develop their chemistry rather quickly.

BAM decided to pair 21-year-old Pei Jing with Peng Soon in Commonwealth Games squad after his longtime partner Goh Liu Ying underwent surgery on her knees last month. Koo Kien Keat- Chin Eei Hui defeated Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork of England 22-20, 21-12 to win the mixed doubles gold in the 2010 New Delhi Commonwelath Games.

 

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