• Hans-Kristian Vittinghus wins Australian Open

    Sydney: Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Vittinghus who led Denmark to become the first European nation to win the Thomas Cup in last month’s Thomas Cup final in Kunshan, China, won his first ever Super Series tournament after overcoming Korea's Jeon Hyeok Jin in a 3-set tussle in the Australian Badminton Open men's singles final on Sunday in Sydney.Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (L) on the podium with South Korea's Jeon Hyeok-Jin (R) after winning the 2016 Australian Open. (photo: AFP)

    Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (L) on the podium with South Korea's Jeon Hyeok-Jin (R) after winning the 2016 Australian Open. (photo: AFP)

  • Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, Saina Nehwal in Australian Open final

    Sydney: Hans-Kristian Vittinghus who kept his cool to clinch the winning point for Denmark in the Thomas Cup final in Kunshan, China last month, came through a tough men's singles semi-final to beat India's Srikanth Kidambi 22-20, 21-13 at the Australian Badminton Open in Sydney on Saturday.Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittinghus celebrates after his victory over India's Srikanth Kidambi in the Australian Open men's singles semi-final. (photo: AFP)

    Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittinghus celebrates after his victory over India's Srikanth Kidambi in the Australian Open men's singles semi-final. (photo: AFP)

  • Adding Malaysia style to Denmark's Thomas Cup victory

    Kunshan: Before Denmark created history by winning the Thomas Cup Finals for the first time on Sunday, no one would even care whom the Denmark shuttlers have trained with before lifting the prestigious team event.From left: Kim Astrup, Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, Jalani Sidek, Jan O Jorgensen, Misbun Sidek and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen. (photo: nusamahsuri.blogspot.my)

    From left: Kim Astrup, Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, Jalani Sidek, Jan O Jorgensen, Misbun Sidek and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen. (photo: nusamahsuri.blogspot.my)

  • 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)

  • Denmark beat Malaysia to play Indonesia in Thomas Cup final

    Kunshan: Malaysia’s hopes of advancing to the Thomas Cup final were shattered by Denmark who won a 3-2 thriller in the semi-final at Kunshan Sports Centre, in Kunshan, China on Friday.Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark beats Malaysian shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in the second men's singles match of the the Thomas Cup semi-final. (photo: AFP)

    Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark beats Malaysian shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in the second men's singles match of the the Thomas Cup semi-final. (photo: AFP)

  • Kirsty Gilmour loses to Line Kjaersfeldt in Scottish Open final

    Glasgow: The home favorite and top seed Kirsty Gilmour was the overwhelming favorite to win Scottish Open Grand Prix women's singles title, unfortunately her dream of claiming her second Grand Prix crown of the season (Gilmour defeated Karin Schnaase of Germany to win Dutch Open title six weeks ago) was shattered by Denmark’s Line Kjaersfeldt on Sunday.Congratulations to both Line Kjaersfeldt(left) and Kirsty Gilmour!

    Congratulations to both Line Kjaersfeldt(left) and Kirsty Gilmour!

  • Lee Chong Wei beats Hans-Kristian Vittinghus to lift US Open title

    New York: Former world No. 1 men's singles shuttler, Datuk Lee Chong Wei finally claimed his first Open tournament title in slightly over a year on Sunday.Winning US Open is the best father's day gift for Lee Chong Wei.

    Winning US Open is the best father's day gift for Lee Chong Wei.

  • Lee Chong Wei to meet Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in US Open final

    New York: Lee Chong Wei stayed on course for his US Open title after comfortably brushing aside B. Sai Praneeth of India 21-9, 21-17 in Saturday's semifinals.Wish Lee Chong Wei the best of luck in the US Open final.

    Wish Lee Chong Wei the best of luck in the US Open final.

  • Viktor Axelsen: Learning mandarin is important for career

    By Rod Gilmour

    England: Denmark's Viktor Axelsen is living proof that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

    The 21-year-old is one of just three Europeans to have cracked the top 10 of the men's badminton world rankings.

    Axelsen is currently ranked ninth in the world. His fellow Danes, Jan O Jorgensen (second) and Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (eighth), are the other two.Viktor Axelsen has bright future ahead of him

    Viktor Axelsen has bright future ahead of him

  • Chen Long wins BWF World Superseries title in Dubai

    Dubai: World number two Chen Long of China finished 2014 on a high note by winning the Dubai BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Superseries Finals men's singles title on Sunday, cruising past Denmark shuttler Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 21-16, 21-10 in 47 minutes.Chen Long clinches BWF World Superseries title in Dubai after beating Hans-Kristian Vittinghus

    Chen Long clinches BWF World Superseries title in Dubai after beating Hans-Kristian Vittinghus

  • Chen Long vs Hans-Kristian Vittinghus at 2014 Dubai Superseries final

    Dubai: China's World champion and tournament top seed Chen Long survived a scare against India's Kidambi Srikanth tonight on his way to the men's finals of the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals.

    Srikanth, India's remaining hope in the competition, and the 2014 China Open winner, started strongly and raced to an 18-15 lead in the first game before Chen found his rhythm, eventually running out the winner 21-18, 21-9.Chen Long will meet Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Men's Finals

    Chen Long will meet Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Men's Finals

  • K. Srikanth & Chen Long on Dubai Superseries semi-final collision course

    Chen Long takes on K. Srikanth in the Dubai Superseries semi-final

    Chen Long takes on K. Srikanth in the Dubai Superseries semi-final

  • Police to investigate badminton match-fixing claims

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed on Monday that it has reported the badminton match-fixing to police and would be co-operating in an on-going investigation.Hans Kristian Vittinghus is one of two players claiming to have been approached during June's Japan Open to fix matches

    Hans Kristian Vittinghus is one of two players claiming to have been approached during June's Japan Open to fix matches

  • Chong Wei: I lost to a better player (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has promised to bounce back stronger at the Malaysian Open after failing to get off to a dream start in the season-opening Korean Open in Seoul.

    The 31-year-old shuttler went down 14-21, 15-21 to China’s Chen Long in Sunday’s 56-minute men’s singles final, thus crushing his hopes of winning the Korean Open for the fourth time.

    It was Chen Long’s eighth win over Chong Wei in 15 meetings – and his fourth consecutive victory over the Malaysian – in a period of 14 months.Lee Chong Wei reacts after losing a point to Chen Long of China in the men's singles final of the Korean Open on Sunday. The Malaysian world No.1 lost the match in straight sets.

    The powerful Chen Long, who is trying to fill in the shoes of five-time world champion Lin Dan, produced an efficient display to give himself an early 25th birthday present.

    Chen Long, who turns 25 on Jan 18, accelerated to a 7-0 first-game lead in just six minutes – showcasing his brilliance at the net and superb execution of smashes from the baseline.

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