• Chen Long to play Jan Jorgensen in the China Open final

    Beijing: Men's singles No. 2 seeds and reigning Olympic champion Chen Long from China battled back from a set down to beat fierce rival No. 3 seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 21-18, 9-21, 21-14 to book his place in the final of the China Open on Saturday.Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

    Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

  • Viktor Axelsen, P. V. Sindhu crash out of French Open

    Paris: Olympic bronze medalist and current World No. 5 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, who became the overwhelming favorite for the 2016 French Open after No. 1 seed Lee Chong Wei pulled out from the tournament due to injury, stumbled in the second round on Thursday as he lost to 36-year-old Lee Hyun Il of Korea 20-22, 12-21 in 40 minutes.Viktor Axelsen's recent run of poor form is worrying. (photo: AP)

    Viktor Axelsen's recent run of poor form is worrying. (photo: AP)

  • PV Sindhu, Ahmad/Natsir and Viktor Axelsen crash out of Denmark Open

    Odense: Thursday was a day of upsets at the ongoing Denmark Open in Odense. To top off the day that filled with shocking results, India's Olympic women's doubles silver medalist shuttler P.V. Sindhu was knocked out by Japan's Sayaka Sato 13-21, 23-21, 18-21 in the second round of the tournament.Viktor Axelsen suffers shock exit in the second round of 2016 Denmark Open. (photo: Lars Ronbog)

    Viktor Axelsen suffers shock exit in the second round of 2016 Denmark Open. (photo: Lars Ronbog)

  • Lee Chong Wei enters Japan Open semi-final

    Tokyo: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei strolled into the semi-finals of the Japan Open with a dominant straight-sets victory over Shi Yuqi of China at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Friday.Lee Chong Wei is on course for his 6th Japan Open title. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei is on course for his 6th Japan Open title. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei to play Japan Open without Lin Dan & Chen Long

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei, Denmark's World No. 4 Viktor Axelsen and World No. 5 Jan Jorgensen will be among the players competing for the Japan Open Superseries in Tokyo that will be held from September 20th to September 25th.Lee Chong Wei receives a relatively good draw for the 2016 Japan Open. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei receives a relatively good draw for the 2016 Japan Open. (photo: AFP)

  • Rio 2016: Lee Chong Wei beats Lin Dan in three-set epic

    Rio de Janeiro: At last, the most anticipated epic battle between World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China on Friday has proven to be yet another all-time classic in the history of Olympic men's singles semi-final.Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck in the Olympic men's singles final. (photo: AFP)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck in the Olympic men's singles final. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan to battle for spot in Olympic final

    Rio de Janeiro: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and 2-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China will meet for a 37th time, this time with a spot in the 2016 Olympic final on the line.Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan brace for another epic showdown in the 2016 Olympic semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan brace for another epic showdown in the 2016 Olympic semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan could face off in 2016 Olympic semi-finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton fans hoping for a third straight Olympic final between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan will be disappointed by Tuesday's men's draw for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Men's singles draw for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (photo: BWF)

    Men's singles draw for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (photo: BWF)

  • Viktor Axelsen takes aim at Olympics after Thomas Cup victory

    Kunshan: Denmark shuttlers will be looking forward to stamp down their authority in the Badminton events at the 2016 Summer Olympics after their historic Thomas Cup victory on Sunday.Viktor Axelsen of Denmark kisses the trophy during the Thomas Cup awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

    Viktor Axelsen of Denmark kisses the trophy during the Thomas Cup awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

  • Denmark stun Indonesia 3-2 to complete Thomas Cup fairy tale

    Kunshan: Denmark's shuttlers had just made history on Sunday afternoon by beating 13-time Thomas Cup champions Indonesia in the 2016 Thomas Cup final. The homeland of Hans Christian Andersen, that famed writer of fairy tales, was living one of shuttlers’ great giant-slaying stories but for World No.13 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, the moment of triumph brought him an unforgettable sensation.Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (C) of Denmark holds the Thomas Cup trophy between his teammates during the awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

    Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (C) of Denmark holds the Thomas Cup trophy between his teammates during the awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei confident Malaysia is ready for Thomas Cup success

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei has urged his Thomas Cup teammates to show their fighting spirit in the Thomas Cup finals that will be held in Kunshan, China from May 15 to 22.Members of the Malaysia men's badminton team pose on the podium as runners-up following a 2-3 defeat to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final. (photo: GettyImages)

    Members of the Malaysia men's badminton team pose on the podium as runners-up following a 2-3 defeat to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Viktor Axelsen & Carolina Marin clinch European Championship title

    La Roche-sur-Yon: Denmark's rising badminton star World No. 4 Viktor Axelsen battled past compatriot and defending champion Jan O Jorgensen to clinch his first ever continental crown at the Badminton European Championships in France on Sunday.Viktor Axelsen is ecstatic after winning the European Championships. (photo: EPA)

    Viktor Axelsen is ecstatic after winning the European Championships. (photo: EPA)

  • Jan O. Jorgensen, Carolina Marin on course for European Champs title

    La Roche sur Yon: Denmark's defending men's champion Jan O. Jorgensen continued his fine run at the European Championships in La Roche sur Yon, France when he eliminated Rajiv Ouseph of England 21-11, 21-15 in the semi-finals on Saturday.Jan O. Jorgensen is ready to defend his European Championships title on Sunday. (photo: GettyImages)

    Jan O. Jorgensen is ready to defend his European Championships title on Sunday. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Carolina Marin wants Euro gold to boost confidence ahead of Olympics

    Madrid: The 25th European championships that will be held from Tuesday, April 26, 2016 to Sunday, May 1, 2016 in La Roche-sur-Yon, western France, will be the last tournament for the European shuttlers to clinch world ranking points before the deadline for the 2016 Rio Olympics Games qualification ends on April 30th.Carolina Marin is undoubtedly very talented and very ambitious. (photo: Getty Images)

    Carolina Marin is undoubtedly very talented and very ambitious. (photo: Getty Images)

  • Lee Chong Wei advances as Lin Dan and Carolina Marin exit Malaysia Open

    Kuala Lumpur: No. 2 seed and 10-time Malaysia Open champion Lee Chong Wei sealed a semi-final spot at the Malaysia Open after overcoming Denmark player Viktor Axelsen at the Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam on Friday.

    Lee, ranked third in the world, displayed confidence and fine form in the 40-minute game with swift attacks and a sturdy defense to defeat Axelsen 21-14, 21-13.Jan O Jorgensen takes on Lin Dan at the 2016 Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Jan O Jorgensen takes on Lin Dan at the 2016 Malaysia Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying in Malaysia Open quarters

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei once again became Malaysia's sole men’s singles representative at a prestigious international badminton competition when the 10-time Malaysia Open winner dominated the second round Malaysia Open match to knock out Son Wan Ho of Korea 21-18, 21-12 on Thursday.Chan Peng Soon (L) and Goh Liu Ying (2nd L) of Malaysia were playing against Xu Chen (R) and Ma Jin (2nd R) of China at the 2012 China Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chan Peng Soon (L) and Goh Liu Ying (2nd L) of Malaysia were playing against Xu Chen (R) and Ma Jin (2nd R) of China at the 2012 China Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Kento Momota, Ratchanok Intanon win India Open

    New Delhi: World No. 4 Japanese shuttler Kento Momota remained perfect in India Open finals, winning an the men's singles title on Sunday while denying Viktor Axelsen of Denmark from winning his first ever Super Series.Japan's Kento Momota poses with the trophy after winning the men's final singles match aganist Denmark's Viktor Axelsen at 2016 India Open. (photo: AFP)

    Japan's Kento Momota poses with the trophy after winning the men's final singles match aganist Denmark's Viktor Axelsen at 2016 India Open. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong exit, Viktor Axelsen reaches Indian Open finals

    New Delhi: Malaysia's men’s doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong failed to maintain their winning momentum after going down to Indonesia's Gideon Markus Fernaldi/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo in the semi-final of the India Open at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium, New Delhi, India on Saturday.Denmark's Viktor Axelsen plays a shot during his men's singles semi-final match against South Korea's Son Wan Ho. (photo: GettyImages)

    Denmark's Viktor Axelsen plays a shot during his men's singles semi-final match against South Korea's Son Wan Ho. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Superb comeback by Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong to reach India Open semis

    New Delhi: Despite dropping a set, Malaysia's No. 1 men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong stormed away in a 3-set thriller against World number 12, Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding of Denmark with a brilliant display of shot making at the Siri Fort Complex, New Delhi, before reaching the India Open semi-finals on Friday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong beats Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding at the 2016 India Open in New Delhi. (photo: GettyImages)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong beats Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding at the 2016 India Open in New Delhi. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Lin Dan reaches 3rd round of German Open, early exits for Viktor Axelsen & Tommy Sugiarto

    Mulheim: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan and German Open's defending champion Jan O Jorgensen made it through to the second round of the USD$120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold on Wednesday.German Open is a good tune-up event for Lin Dan prior to All England.

    German Open is a good tune-up event for Lin Dan prior to All England.

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