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Australian Open: Super Dan wins

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Published: 29 June 2014
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Sydney: Lin Dan won his first BWF Super Series title since March 2012 at the Australian Badminton Open in Sydney on Sunday.

Chinese player Lin Dan beat Indonesian Simon Santoso 22-24, 21-16, 21-7 in 75 minutes. Santoso was ahead for most of time in the first set. At one point, Lin managed to tie the game at 17-17, but Simon was able to stay calm to regain his composure, and eventually took the first game with 24-22.Lin Dan lands Australian Open title

 

Australian Open: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How falters

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Published: 28 June 2014
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Sydney: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How failed to gain revenge in Sydney as they were crushed by world number two Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong 21-14, 21-16 in the men’s doubles semi-finals in 47 minutes. In last month's Thomas Cup Group C tie against Korea, Tan-Hoon lost to the Korean pair 19-21, 19-21.

 

"The Korean played a lot of high quality shots today. We gave our best, it's just so hard to score a single point from the Korean," said Boon Heong.

 Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong and Hoon Thien How-Tan Boon Heong at post game press conference

"This is the second tournament for Thien How and I playing as a pair, even though we reached semi-final, but I am not satisfy with the result. We came so close from reaching the final to earn a shot of becoming the men's doubles champion at Australia," said the disappointed Boon Heong.

 

Australian Open: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How sole Malaysian left standing

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Published: 27 June 2014
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Sydney: Concluding the day's action on States Sports Centre in Sydney, Australia, two Malaysian pairs crashed out of the tournament leaving unseeded Malaysian pair Hoon Thien How-Tan Boon Heong the sole doubles survivor.

 

On Friday, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong's sensation run was ended by Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong of Korea. Goh/Tan lost their first set 21-15 to Lee-Yoo easily, but was able to give the Korean a run for their money before losing the second set 24-22.Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How defeats Cai Yun-Lu Kai (right)

 

Australia Open: Three Malaysian pairs march into quarter finals

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Published: 26 June 2014
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Sydney: Malaysia's scratch pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong continued their impressive run at the Australian Open badminton championships to stun sixth seeds Markis Kido-Gideon Markus Fernaldi of Indonesia 19-21, 21-11, 21-12 in 33 minutes to reach the quarter-finals in Sydney on Thursday. They will play Lee Yong Dae-Yoo Yeon Seong of Korea who are eyeing their third back to back Superseries titles.Post match interview: Yoo Yeon Seong-Lee Yong Dae (left) and Hirokatsu Hashimoto-Noriyasu Hirata

The Korean who won Japan Open two weeks ago and Indonesia Open last week overcame a tight match against Hirokatsu Hashimoto-Noriyasu Hirata of Japan 21-18, 20-22, 21-12 in the second round.

 

Australian Open: Saina, Sindhu advance to 2nd round

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Published: 25 June 2014
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Sydney: Indian badminton stars Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu advanced into the women's singles second round at the $750,000 Australian Open Super Series.Saina Nehwal (left) and Sun Yu at post match press conference

Sindhu move past Japan's Aya Ohori 21-16, 21-14 in 31 minutes. She will take on Thai player world number 13 Nichaon Jindapon on Thursday.

 

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