Latest Badminton News and Articles

Chong Wei advances to third round of World Championships after hard-fought win over Indonesia's Rumbaka (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 07 August 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 232

PETALING JAYA: World no.1 Lee Chong Wei was given a scare by Indonesia's Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka before he prevailed with a hard-fought 14-21, 21-18, 21-11 victory in a match that lasted 62 minutes.

With the victory, Chong Wei advanced to the to the third round of the Badminton World Championships in Guangzhou, China.

The 25-year-old Rumbaka and current world no.24 impressed in the first-set with his sharp smashes and quick movement as Lee struggled to match his rhythm and made uncharacteristic errors.Lee Chong Wei (right) and Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka at the Djarum Indonesia Open in June earlier this year.

Lee came back strongly in the second set, but Rumbaka did not give in easily, putting up a fight in the tail end of the set.

However, it was a breeze for Lee in the rubber set as he wrapped up the game 21-11.

With the victory, Lee advanced to the third round where he will face either Wang Zhengming from China or Vladimir Ivanov from Russia.

Chong Wei is three steps away from the final.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: Hong Kong Open 2014

2014 Hong Kong Open Badminton videos

Watch Replays

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Kopiko Purple League: High quality badminton from Hafiz, Tien Minh

Kuala Lumpur: The 2003 All England champion Hafiz Hashim who

Axiata Cup: Malaysia beat Vietnam 3-1

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia got off to a flying start when they d

Macau GPG: Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo into quarters

Macau: Reigning Commonwealth Games women's doubles champion

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of

Carolina Marin Receives Sport Merit Royal Order

Madrid: The winner of 2014 BWF Badminton World Championships

The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

By Cheryl Tay The love story of Singapore badminton players

Recommended Videos

  • 2014 Singapore Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Denmark Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Korea Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Japan Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Hong Kong Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Championships - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Malaysia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Indonesia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 All England - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Superseries Finals - Badminton Videos
Previous Next