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Doubles pairs still have kinks to iron out (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 09 March 2014
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BIRMINGHAM: While world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei can return home with a big smile on his face, the same cannot be said of Malaysia’s under-performing men’s doubles pairs at the All-England.

Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah and Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong came here with high hopes of doing well but both pairs fell short.Malaysian Open champions Goh V Shem (right) and Lim Khim Wah still have some ways to go before they can seriously challenge for honours on the international stage.

Thien How-Wee Kiong, ranked No. 7 in the world, failed to get their game going in the quarter-finals and surrendered meekly to Indonesia’s Gideon Markus Fernaldi-Markis Kido.

The 24-year-old Wee Kiong said that they were emotionally affected by unfavourable service calls, which led to their defeat.

 
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Zulfadli: I’ll get it right in two years (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 09 March 2014
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BIRMINGHAM: Former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli may have fallen behind the likes of Japan’s Kento Momota and Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen, but he’s not giving up just yet.

All three competed in the World Junior Championships in 2011 and Zulfadli topped the class by winning the boys’ singles title. Today, the other two are way ahead of Zulfadli.Former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli is ranked 56th in the world compared to his peers Kento Momota (No.15) of Japan and Victor Axelson (No.26) of Denmark.

Momota is now ranked No. 15 in the world while Axelsen is No. 26. Zulfadli, on the other hand, is lagging behind at No. 56.

 
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Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan win Indonesia's 1st All England title after 11 years (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 09 March 2014
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With a lively contingent of Indonesian supporters cheering them on at a packed National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England, Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan finally ended Indonesia’s 11 year wait for a men’s doubles All England Super Series Premier title on Sunday.Sweet victory: Mohammad Ahsan (left) and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia react after beating Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakaway of Japan in their All England Open Badminton Championships men's doubles final match in Birmingham, central England, on Sunday. The world's No. 1 pair defeated the Japanese pair 21-19, 21-19.

The world number one pair claimed the trophy after defeating the world number two team of Hiroyuki Endo/Kenichi Hayakawa from Japan in a tight two-set game 21-19, 21-19.

Indonesia last won the men’s doubles All England trophy was when veteran duo Sigit Budiarto/Chandra Wijaya clinched the title in 2003.

 
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Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei regains All-England Open Crown (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 08 March 2014
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Despite an ankle problem, Lee Chong Wei produced one of his finest performances to regain the All-England Open title by beating Chen Long from China in an impressively emphatic straight games win in Birmingham on Sunday.

The world number one from Malaysia beat the titleholder from China 21-13, 21-18 - revenge for his loss to Chen in the final last year.Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia poses with his trophy after beating Chen Long of China in their All England Open Badminton Championships men's singles final match in Birmingham, central England. (AFP/CARL COURT)

The variety of the 31-year-old's game was often mesmerising, and his focus was steely enough to resist determined second-game fight-backs by Chen from 4-10 to 9-10 and from 13-18 to 17-18 and to within the width of the net tape of getting to 18-all.

 
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All-England Badminton Championship Final Results: Live

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 08 March 2014
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Lee Chong Wei sinks to his knees after winning the All-England men's singles title, beating defending champion Chen Long in straight sets in the final on Sunday. - AFP

 


 

 

1. Starting at 12:00 PM WD
Xiaoli Wang [1] (China)
Yang (F) Yu (China)
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(China) Jin Ma
(China) Yuanting Tang
21-17 18-21 23-21     1:21
   2. Followed by MD
Mohammad Ahsan [1] (Indonesia)
Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia)
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(Japan) Hiroyuki Endo [2]
(Japan) Kenichi Hayakawa
21-19 21-19     0:45
   3. Followed by WS
Shixian Wang [4] (China)
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(China) Xuerui Li [1]
21-19 21-18     0:50
   4. Followed by MS
Chong Wei Lee [1] (Malaysia)
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(China) Long Chen [2]
21-13 21-18     0:59
   5. Followed by XD
Tontowi Ahmad [2] (Indonesia)
Liliyana Natsir (Indonesia)
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(China) Nan Zhang [1]
(China) Yunlei Zhao
21-13 21-17     0:42

 

 
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