• Indonesia Open: Chong Wei, Boon Heong-Wee Kiong in quarters

    Jakarta: World number one Lee Chong Wei who will be chasing his sixth Indonesia Open title, breezed through his second round match rapidly and easily with 21-4, 21-16 thumping of Frenchman Brice Leverdez. Unfortunately, luck was not on Chong Wei Feng and Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif's side on Thursday.Indonesian badminton fans with their colourful and creative outfits

    Indonesian badminton fans with their colourful and creative outfits

    Chong Wei Feng went down to Kenichi Tago of Japan 18-21, 15-21, and Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif was not be able to reproduce his stunning first round form by losing to third seed Jan O Jorgensen 21-18 21-11 in 30 minutes.

  • Indonesia Open: Arif and Li Lian advance to the main draw

    Jakarta: Former Asian Junior runner-up, Mohd Arif Abdul Latif cruised into the main draw of Indonesia Open on Tuesday. Arif defeated Christian Lind Thomsen of Denmark 21-23, 21-11, 21-18 in the first qualifying match, and knocked out Derek Wong of Singapore 21-16, 21-12 in his second qualifying match.Arif used to be the number four men’s singles in Malaysia after Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren

    Arif used to be the number four men’s singles in Malaysia after Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren

    The world No. 73 will face Japan's Thomas Cup hero Kento Momota in the first round of Indonesia Open tomorrow.

  • Arvind Bhat loses in New Zealand Badminton Open Semifinals

    India's Arvind Bhat became one of the casualties in the New Zealand Badminton Open semi-final due to the unreasonable playing arrangements, where players played quarter-finals and semi-finals all in one day.Arvind Bhat loses in semi-finals of New Zealand Open badminton

    Arvind Bhat loses in semi-finals of New Zealand Open badminton

    The German Open champion lost to top-seeded Hsu Jen Hao of Chinese Taipei in the semifinals 21-14, 21-9 to Hsu in a 33-minute match.

  • Thrilling Day for Malaysian at Quarter Finals of New Zealand Badminton Open

    After a relatively smooth run through the first 2 rounds of the tournament, the New Zealand is finally live up to its hype with some exciting matches in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, yes, two matches in one day.“That was a great game, all congratulations to Tan Chun Seang, today he was very motivated – which also spurred me on,” said Bhat. “Those crucial points in the first game and then the lead in the third game was the key for me. He always knew that with my age I could crack at any time with my fitness, it is all about hanging in there and somehow giving your best and that is what I did." said Arvind Bhat

    “That was a great game, all congratulations to Tan Chun Seang, today he was very motivated – which also spurred me on,” said Bhat. “Those crucial points in the first game and then the lead in the third game was the key for me. He always knew that with my age I could crack at any time with my fitness, it is all about hanging in there and somehow giving your best and that is what I did." said Arvind Bhat

  • Ivanov easily sails into main draw (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: Russian Vladimir Ivanov had only five hours of sleep before playing in the qualifiers.

    However, that did not stop the tall and valiant Ivanov from making it to the main draw of the Maybank Malaysian Open at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Tuesday. Even with a lack of sleep, Russian Vladimir Ivanov won both his Maybank Malaysian Open qualifying matches to make it to the main draw where he will face Japan's Kenichi Tago.

    The 26-year-old won his two qualifying matches – beating Malaysia’s Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif 10-21, 21-12, 23-21 and Hong Kong’s Chan Yan Kit 21-16, 21-17 – to set up a match against Japan’s Kenichi Tago.

    “Both matches were hard for me as I only had five hours of sleep after arriving in Malaysia at 2am. Thankfully, I did not fall asleep on the courts today,” joked Ivanov.

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