• Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong admit difficult to qualify for the 2017 World Championships

    Jakarta: The Indonesian-Malaysian pair of Hendra Setiawan and Tan Boon Heong admitted it would be difficult for them to qualify for the 2017 World Championships that will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from August 21st to August 27th.Hope Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong can make it to the World Championships. (photo: BWF)

    Hope Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong can make it to the World Championships. (photo: BWF)

  • Lin Dan, Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei advance at BWF Swiss Open

    Basel: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China produced a vintage performance as he progressed to the third round of Swiss Open after a comfortable win over Koki Watanabe of Japan 21-13, 21-13 in the Swiss Open men's singles match on Wednesday.Lin Dan tries to find his way to return to competitive badminton. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan tries to find his way to return to competitive badminton. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan through to All England second round

    Birmingham: Lee Chong Wei made a winning return to competitive badminton on Wednesday after suffering a Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) on his left knee last month, thrilling his supporters at Barclaycard Arena as he beat France player Brice Leverdez 21-15, 21-12 to advance to the second round.Lee Chong Wei plays with some strapping on his left knee on Wednesday. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei plays with some strapping on his left knee on Wednesday. (photo: AP)

  • Lin Dan, Chen Long advance to German Open 3rd round

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan and Rio Olympic champion Chen Long easily defeated their respective opponents to cruise into the men’s singles third round of the German Open on Wednesday.Lin Dan aims to win the German Open title. (photo: AP)

    Lin Dan aims to win the German Open title. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Zii Jia, Soniia Cheah progress to Thailand Masters quarters

    Bangkok: World junior bronze medalist Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia pulled off an upset against ninth seed Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia in the 3rd round of Thailand Masters, outlasting the Indonesian 21-19, 21-14 in 44 minutes.Soniia Cheah is some of the best young women's singles players in Malaysia. (photo: AP)

    Soniia Cheah is some of the best young women's singles players in Malaysia. (photo: AP)

  • Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong advance to Thailand Masters 2nd round

    Bangkok: Indonesia's men's doubles legend Hendra Setiawan and his new partner Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia won their first match at the Thailand Masters Grand Prix Gold in straight sets 21-16, 21-17 against Altof Barriq/Reinard Dhanriano of Indonesia on Wednesday.Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong need to be more proactive in order to remain competitive with other men's doubles pair. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

    Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong need to be more proactive in order to remain competitive with other men's doubles pair. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

  • Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong ready for the Thailand Masters

    Kuala Lumpur: Indonesian men's doubles legend Hendra Setiawan who clinched the Thailand Masters Grand Prix Gold men's doubles title in Bangkok with Mohammad Ahsan last year, is looking to defend the men's doubles title this year with a different partner - Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia.Tan Boon Heong (left)/Hendra Setiawan (right) are going to face tough tests at 2017 Thailand Masters. (photo: Hendra Fans)

    Tan Boon Heong (left)/Hendra Setiawan (right) are going to face tough tests at 2017 Thailand Masters. (photo: Hendra Fans)

  • Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen beat Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong to reach Syed Modi semis (video)

    Lucknow: The No. 1 men's doubles pair in the tournament Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen was handed a particularly interesting quarter final at the Syed Modi International Grand Prix badminton championships in Lucknow on Friday. The Danish pair eventually notched up a victory against the No. 5 seeds Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong of Indonesia and Malaysia.Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen beat Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong at 2017 Syed Modi.

    Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen beat Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong at 2017 Syed Modi.

  • Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong to meet Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen at Syed Modi quarters

    Lucknow: The Indonesia/Malaysia combo of Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong have advanced to the quarter-finals of Syed Modi India Open Grand Prix Gold with a victory over Francis Alwin / Tarun Kona of India 21-11, 21-15 on Thursday.It's going to be interesting to see how Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong fare against Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

    It's going to be interesting to see how Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong fare against Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

  • Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong ease through Syed Modi International opener

    Lucknow: The Indonesian/Malaysian men's doubles pair of Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong made a strong start Wednesday in their quest for the 2017 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships title, prevailed against Munawar Mohammed/Vishnura Rajendran of India 21-11, 21-9 in just 16 minutes.Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong look good in their debut at 2017 Syed Modi International. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

    Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong look good in their debut at 2017 Syed Modi International. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

  • Tan Boon Heong/Hendra Setiawan ready to make debut at Syed Modi International

    Jakarta: Former World No. 1 men's doubles shuttler Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia is ready to debut his new men's doubles partnership with Indonesia's legendary men's doubles player Hendra Setiawan at the 2017 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships that will be held in Lucknow, India from Jan 24th to Jan 29th.Hendra Setiawan and Tan Boon Heong pose for a photo together after their training in Jakarta. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

    Hendra Setiawan and Tan Boon Heong pose for a photo together after their training in Jakarta. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

  • Mads Pieler Kolding unleashes 426 km/h smash (4 videos)

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton has always been considered as the fastest sport in the world. The shuttlecock can travel as fast as 493km/h in a record set by Malaysia's Tan Boon Heong in 2013 during a new product tryout session conducted by badminton racket manufacturer YONEX.Mads Pieler Kolding receives a check for his smashing record that clocked 426km/h. (photo: AP)

    Mads Pieler Kolding receives a check for his smashing record that clocked 426km/h. (photo: AP)


  • Carolina Marin sends Hyderabad Hunters to the Premier Badminton League semis

    Bengaluru: Olympic champion Carolina Marin lifted Hyderabad Hunters over Delhi Acers 5-2 on Thursday to qualify for the Premier Badminton League (PBL) semi-finals.

    Going into Thursday's tie, Hyderabad Hunters was ranked fifth on the ranking table, and it needed three points to replace Bengaluru Blasters for a spot in the last four.Carolina Marin plays in the 2017 Premier Badminton League.(photo:PBL)

    Carolina Marin plays in the 2017 Premier Badminton League.(photo:PBL)

  • Carolina Marin seals the win for Hyderabad Hunters in Premier Badminton League

    Bengaluru: In the ongoing Premier Badminton League that was held in Bengaluru on Saturday, Hyderabad Hunters' Carolina Marin defeated Bengaluru Smashers' Ashwini Ponnappa to win the tie in favor of her team.Carolina Marin tops Ashwini Ponnappa in a 3-sets thriller on Saturday.

    Carolina Marin tops Ashwini Ponnappa in a 3-sets thriller on Saturday.

  • Purple League: Muar City BC smash past Petaling BC

    Cyber Jaya: The Purple League's defending champions Muar City Badminton Club (Muar City BC) got off to a strong start in the 2016/2017 season when they beat Petaling Badminton Club (Petaling BC) 10-8 at the Gem in Mall, Cyberjaya on Wednesday.Zhao Yunlei (right) is the biggest name in Purple League. (photo: Purple League)

    Zhao Yunlei (right) is the biggest name in Purple League. (photo: Purple League)

  • Badminton stars attend Tan Boon Heong & Sherlyn Tan Yean Ling's wedding reception

    Kuala Lumpur: After dating for 10 years and proposing to his girlfriend in Australia last June 7 during the Australian Open, former World No. 1 men's doubles player Tan Boon Heong officially tied the knot with his girlfriend Sherlyn Tan Yean Ling on Oct 24, 2016. The lovely couple had a unique Qing dynasty style traditional Chinese wedding ceremony on December 3rd marked by beautifully designed Qing dynasty wedding dresses; while a formal wedding reception was held in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, December 11.Tan Boon Heong and Sherlyn Tan Yean Ling pose with Taufik Hidayat at the wedding reception. (photo: Rozi Rz)

    Tan Boon Heong and Sherlyn Tan Yean Ling pose with Taufik Hidayat at the wedding reception. (photo: Rozi Rz)

  • Tan Boon Heong to team up with Hendra Setiawan in men’s doubles

    Kuala Lumpur: With the former World No. 1 men's doubles Koo Kien Keat/ Tan Boon Heong a.k.a "Diamond pair" of Malaysia winding down their 10 years partnership, Tan Boon Heong is starting a new chapter of his badminton career by teaming up with his rival, good friend and the 2008 Olympic gold medalist Hendra Setiawan beginning of 2017.Looking forward to some good men's doubles badminton from Tan Boon Heong/Hendra Setiawan. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

    Looking forward to some good men's doubles badminton from Tan Boon Heong/Hendra Setiawan. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

  • Tan Boon Heong marries girlfriend in Qing Dynasty style ceremony

    Kuala Lumpur: Former World No. 1 and the 2007 All England men's doubles champion Tan Boon Heong has officially married his girlfriend of more than 10 years, Sherlyn Tan Yean Ling on Dec 3rd, 2016.Congratulations to Tan Boon Heong and Sherlyn Tan. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

    Congratulations to Tan Boon Heong and Sherlyn Tan. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

  • Tan Boon Heong is married! Ties the knot with girlfriend of 10 years

    Penang: Former World No. 1 men's doubles player Tan Boon Heong and his girlfriend of 10 years, tied the knot in a wedding ceremony with the presence of about 40 close family members and friends on Monday.Congratulations to Tan Boon Heong and his wife! Wishing them a lifetime of love! (photo:sinchew.com.my)

    Congratulations to Tan Boon Heong and his wife! Wishing them a lifetime of love! (photo:sinchew.com.my)

  • Thailand Open: Japanese pair upset Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong

    Bangkok: Takuto Inoue/Yuki Kaneko of Japan caused an upset as they toppled No. 1 seeds Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong in the opener of Thailand Open on Wednesday.Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong need to build up their stamina and physical strength in order to compete at the highest level. (photo: AP)

    Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong need to build up their stamina and physical strength in order to compete at the highest level. (photo: AP)

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