• Goh Soon Huat secures a spot in Malaysia Thomas Cup team

    KUALA LUMPUR: Before Tuesday, there's doubt whether Goh Soon Huat is good enough to play fourth men's singles in Malaysia Thomas Cup team. Soon Huat’s name would be submitted to BAM for endorsement as the fourth men’s singles player in the Thomas Cup team

    Soon Huat’s name would be submitted to BAM for endorsement as the fourth men’s singles player in the Thomas Cup team
    In the second selection trial that was held on Tuesday, he overcame the doubts and will join three others - world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Daren Liew for the 2014 Thomas Cup squad.
  • Misbun Ramdan vs. Soon Huat for final spot in Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad

    KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysia national champion Misbun Ramdan Misbun is one game away to be eligible to play in the Thomas Cup Finals, when his first opponent Zulfadli Zulkiffli failed to show up for the second selection trial at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara on Monday.Misbun Ramdan hopes to continue his family legacy where his father Misbun Sidek (right), and all his uncles had played for Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad during the 80's and 90's.

    Misbun Ramdan hopes to continue his family legacy where his father Misbun Sidek (right), and all his uncles had played for Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad during the 80's and 90's.

    Ramdan will take on Goh Soon Huat on Tuesday and the winner will be the fourth member of the singles squad to the Thomas Cup Finals in New Delhi from May 18-25, together with Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren.

  • Chong Wei, Peng Soon-Liu Ying are in the second round of Singapore Open

    Singapore: World No. 1 Datuk Lee Chong Wei got off to a perfect start in the Singapore Open as he beat the China-born Wei Nan of Hong Kong, 21-17, 21-15 in 40 minutes.

    With world No. 2 Chen Long opting to skip the meet and several top players withdrew from the tournament, Lee Chong Wei has a very high chance of bagging Singapore Open as his fourth title of the year. The last time Chong Wei played in Singapore Open was six years ago, and he won the men’s singles title that year. He will play China’s Chen Yuekun in the second round.Lee Chong Wei is on course to his fourth title this year

    Lee Chong Wei is on course to his fourth title this year

  • Lee Chong Wei: Chong Wei: Ramdan Misbun best candidate for final Thomas Cup single's slot (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — World number one men’s badminton player Datuk Lee Chong Wei is leaning towards Misbun Ramdan Misbun for the final spot in the the Thomas Cup team.
    Chong Wei further explained that Ramdan has been pretty consistent in every tournaments he had participated, and is currently ranked 48th in the world.Lee Chong Wei speaking to the media after receiving a cheque worth RM80,000 from the Badminton Association of Malaysia at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Thursday. — ART CHEN / The Star

    Lee Chong Wei speaking to the media after receiving a cheque worth RM80,000 from the Badminton Association of Malaysia at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Thursday. — ART CHEN / The Star

     

  • Misbun Ramdan Misbun is fighting to fill the vacant singles slot for Malaysia’s Thomas Cup squad (pic)

    Misbun Ramdan Misbun had asked for a two-day grace period for the Thomas Cup Finals selection trial  as he had just arrived from Romania on Tuesday night after winning his first international title this year – at the Romanian International on Sunday. It was his fifth international crown since leaving BAM to become an independent player in January last year.Ramdan will play in the Thomas Cup Finals selection trial on Friday.

  • Misbun Ramdan Misbun won the Romanian International (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: The son of former Malaysia coach, Misbun Sidek - Misbun Ramdan Misbun won his firt international title of 2014 Adrian Dziolko of Poland 15-21, 21-18, 21-16 in the final of the Romanian International at Timisoara.

    Including this, Misbun Ramdan Misbun had won 5 international title after he left Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) last January.Misbun Ramdan Misbun Won the Romanian International

    Ramdan is now ranked number 48 on the BWF ranking, and he participate in the one of the five independent players invited to compete in the Thomas Cup Finals selection trial soon. Ramdan was able to enter the main draw of the All-England 2014 before defeated by  Chou Tien-chen 15-21, 10-21 to  of Taiwan in the first round.

  • Chong Wei, Wei Feng through to second round (pic)

    BIRMINGHAM: It was plain sailing for world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei and Chong Wei Feng in the first round of the All-England at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

    Chong Wei showed no ill effects of his ankle injury as he scored a comprehensive 21-15, 21-17 win over Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk on Wednesday.World No. 16 Chong Wei Feng in a file photo. He beat world No. 11 Marc Zwiebler of Germany 21-18, 21-19 in the first round of the All-England.

    Over on the other court, world No. 16 Wei Feng, who has endured a torrid start to the year, put up a superb attacking display to pack off world No. 11 Marc Zwiebler of Germany 21-18, 21-19.

    A third Malaysian shuttler was in the fray in the first round. However, Misbun Ramdan Misbun, who came through the qualifiers, went down to Taiwan’s Chou Tien-chen 21-15, 21-10.

  • Taking a look at Malaysia's future stars (pic)

    Target: World Championships and Olympic Games (2016-2020)Soong Joo Ven, 18, is a hardworking shuttler and a good team player. He has the makings of a champion.

    Name: Misbun Ramdan Misbun
    DOB: 3/1/1991 (23 years old)
    World ranking: 44
    Assessment: Probably should not have left the national setup after winning the national title in 2012. Ramdan however has matured significantly and has been in good physical form too. He is also cool and calm like his father, Misbun Sidek. At 23, he should peak earliest compared to the rest.

  • Malaysian Open: All men's singles shuttlers out of qualifiers (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: Misbun Sidek could very well be making more appearances in tournaments held in Malaysia in the future.

    The former national singles coach made his first official appearance in a tournament for the first time in three years since quitting his post from the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).Misbun Ramdan plays in the Maybank Malaysian Open qualifiers as his dad Misbun Sidek looks on from the coach's seat.

    Misbun, to the surprise of many, took one of the coaches’ seats during his son Misbun Ramdan’s second qualifying match against China’s Gao Huan.

    Fuelled by his father’s presence, world No. 44 Ramdan mounted a furious comeback against the 24-year-old Gao Huan.

    Unfortunately it was not enough as Ramdan went down fighting 9-21, 21-12, 17-21 in 57 minutes.

    “I started too slow because this is a Super Series premier event and I was nervous,” said Ramdan.

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