• Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong race into Thailand Masters quarters

    Bangkok: Former World No. 1 men's pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong swept into the Thailand Masters quarter-finals in just 39 minutes with a quick-fire win over South Koreans Choi Solgyu/Kim Jae Hwan on Wednesday.Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong to face tough opponents Kim Gi-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang on Thursday.

    Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong to face tough opponents Kim Gi-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang on Thursday.

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Lee Hyun-il, Ratchanok Intanon advance at Thailand Masters

    Bangkok: Predictably, Malaysian World No. 38 men's singles shuttler Zulfadli Zulkiffli made safe passage through to the third round of the Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters Badminton Championships in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday.Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite in women's singles at Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

    Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite in women's singles at Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Goh Giap Chin in Thailand GPG 2nd Round

    Bangkok: Former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli had little trouble in his opening match at Thailand Masters GPG on Monday as he overcame Andrew Susanto in straight sets 21-17, 21-16 to get his campaign off to a good start. Zulfadli will take on Andre Marteen of Indonesia on Tuesday.Zulfadli Zulkiffli will fly to India to join the Malaysian team at the Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC) after Thailand GPG.

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli will fly to India to join the Malaysian team at the Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC) after Thailand GPG.

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli uses Thailand GPG as warmup tournament before BATC

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's professional badminton player Zulfadli Zulkiffli will not join his teammates at the training camp to get ready for the Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC). Instead, he will be playing at the Thailand GPG that offers prize money of $120,000 USD in Bangkok from Feb 8 to Feb 13 which precedes BATC.Zulfadli Zulkiffli needs to begin to see some new breakthrough in his badminton career.

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli needs to begin to see some new breakthrough in his badminton career.

  • Malaysian Men's and Women's Squads get tough draw at BATC

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton Asia has released the official draw for the 2016 Badminton Asian Team Championships (BATC) which serves as the Asia qualifying tournament for the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup Finals to be held in Kunshan, China from May 15-22.Zulfadli Zulkifli, Iskandar Zulkarnain, Tan Kian Meng/Low Juan Shen have nothing to lose and plenty to gain at BATC.

    Zulfadli Zulkifli, Iskandar Zulkarnain, Tan Kian Meng/Low Juan Shen have nothing to lose and plenty to gain at BATC.

  • Lee Chong Wei to only take short Chinese New Year break

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei has decided to only take a short Chinese New Year break before returning to Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), helping his juniors to prepare for the Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC) that will compete in Hyderabad, India from Feb. 15 to Feb. 22.Lee Chong Wei is a great sportsman and great role model for his juniors.

    Lee Chong Wei is a great sportsman and great role model for his juniors.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong in Syed Modi semis

    Lucknow: Riding the momentum from an impressive second round win against No. 4 seeds Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Cheol Thursday, Malaysia's top men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong picked up another convincing win over the No. 6 seeds Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov of Russia Friday afternoon , prevailing with 21-16, 21-15 in 33 minutes.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong face tough task against Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen in Syed Modi semis.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong face tough task against Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen in Syed Modi semis.

  • Zulfadli, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong in Syed Modi quarters

    Lucknow: Malaysian shuttlers Zulfadli Zulkiffli got the better of his compatriot Goh Giap Chin 13-21, 21-16, 21-16 to advance to the quarter-finals of Syed Modi GP on Thursday.

    Zulkiffli will play No. 11 seed Boonsak Ponsana on Friday.Zulfadli Zulkiffli still has chance to qualify for Rio Olympics if he could do well in upcoming tournaments.

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli still has chance to qualify for Rio Olympics if he could do well in upcoming tournaments.

  • Iskandar, Zulfadli, Wei Feng in Syed Modi GP 3rd round

    Lucknow: Malaysian shuttlers Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Chong Wei Feng, and Goh Giap Chin made it through on day one of the main draw of Syed Modi International Badminton tournament on Wednesday.2016 could be a breakthrough for Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin.

    2016 could be a breakthrough for Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin.

  • Malaysia GPG: Zulfadli Zulkiffli squanders a big lead to lose to Ajay Jayaram

    Georgetown: Things looked promising for Zulfadli Zulkiffli when he was leading 18-10, 19-11 in the decider and seemingly in control when he played against No. 10 seed Ajay Jayaram in the men's singles 3rd round of Malaysia Masters on Thursday.Zulfadli Zulkiffli clearly dissapointed at his loss to Ajay Jayaram. (photo: Bernama)

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli clearly dissapointed at his loss to Ajay Jayaram. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong advance in Malaysian Masters

    Georgetown: Playing in front of hometown crowd, Lee Chong Wei progressed into the Malaysia Masters third round by making easy work of Indonesian qualifier Fikri Ihsandi Hadmadi in the first round with a 21-14, 21-15 victory. He then needed only 28 minutes to dispatch Kantawat Leelavechabutr of Thailand in the second round, winning 21-6, 21-15.Lee Chong Wei is eyeing his fifth Malaysia Masters GP Gold title in Penang.

    Lee Chong Wei is eyeing his fifth Malaysia Masters GP Gold title in Penang.

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli to spearhead Malaysian team without Lee Chong Wei

    Kuala Lumpur: As predicted by BadmintonPlanet.com in this article few days ago - "No Lee Chong Wei at the Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC)", the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have exempt Lee Chong Wei from the Badminton Asia Team Championships squad that will compete in Hyderabad, India from Feb. 15 to Feb. 22.Joining the BATC team gives Zulfadli Zulkiffli a good opportunity to train with the Malaysia national team.

    Joining the BATC team gives Zulfadli Zulkiffli a good opportunity to train with the Malaysia national team.

  • Ampang Jaya BC need only 2 wins to topple Cheras BC

    Genting: Prior to the tie on Tuesday, no one would have believed that the No. 7 team in Malaysia Purple League, Ampang Jaya BC could defeat the No. 4 team Cheras BC in dramatic fashion by winning only 2 out of 5 matches of the tie. This was due to the unique scoring format used by Malaysia Purple League made the matches more exciting and competitive throughout the tie where the winner of each tie was determined by the total number sets/games won, not the number of matches won.Goh Giap Chin's heroic effort handed Ampang Jaya a spectacular victory on Tuesday.

    Goh Giap Chin's heroic effort handed Ampang Jaya a spectacular victory on Tuesday.

  • Cheras BC come from behind to beat Klang United 10-7

    Kuala Lumpur: A fired-up Zulfadli Zulkifli showed his class to lift Cheras BC over Klang United BC after the scores were tied at 7-7 going in to the last match between Zulkifli and Sukamta on Saturday.Zulfadli Zulkifli was on top form as he beats Evert Sukamta in Purple League on Saturday. (photo: Purple League)

    Zulfadli Zulkifli was on top form as he beats Evert Sukamta in Purple League on Saturday. (photo: Purple League)

  • Lee Chong Wei weathers slow start to lift Petaling Jaya over Puchong United

    Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysia Purple League saw an exciting fight on Wednesday, when the tie between the league's No. 3 team Petaling Jaya BC and Puchong United BC brought a lot of energy to the court.Lee Chong Wei strolls to easy win against Andre Kurniawan Tedjono in Malaysia Purple League.

    Lee Chong Wei strolls to easy win against Andre Kurniawan Tedjono in Malaysia Purple League.

  • Goh V Shem & Tan Wee Kiong need 3 sets to advance at Mexico City GP

    Mexico City: Although still fresh from their victory at the USA Grand Prix last weekend, the men's doubles No. 2 seeds Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong looked sluggish in the second set, and were pushed to three sets before beating Michael Fuchs/Johannes Schoettler of Germany 21-19, 14-21, 21-9 in the Mexico City Grand Prix quarter-finals on Friday. Goh and Tan will play Bodin Issara and Nipitphon Puangpuapech of Thailand to seek a final berth.Goh V Shem & Tan Wee Kiong are on course to win the Mexico City GP title.

    Goh V Shem & Tan Wee Kiong are on course to win the Mexico City GP title.

  • Korea Masters: Zulfadli Zulkiffli exits, Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong advance

    Jeonju City: The Korea Masters GPG continued full steam ahead Thursday with the last remaining Malaysian player Zulfadli Zulkiffli bowed out in the third round of men's singles.Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong are going to finish this year with a string of strong results.

    Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong are going to finish this year with a string of strong results.

  • Korea Masters: Zulfadli Zulkiffli romps into third round

    Jeonju City: No. 9 seed in men's singles Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia was in sizzling form in the first and second round of Korea Masters Grand Prix Gold on Wednesday, dashed past Korean Shin Kyung Deok 21-4, 21-5 in his first round match, and glided into the third round after he ushered Japanese Riichi Takeshita out of the tournament 21-15, 21-10 in the men's second round that was held later Wednesday.Best of luck to Zulfadli Zulkiffli at Korea Masters.

    Best of luck to Zulfadli Zulkiffli at Korea Masters.

  • Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah in Chinese Taipei GP quarters

    Taipei: Malaysia's independent men's doubles pair Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah needed only 36 minutes to dispatch Liao Kuan Hao/Lu Chia Pin of Taiwan 21-14, 21-17 on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals of Chinese Taipei Grand Prix. The Malaysians will take on Wannawat Ampunsuwan/Thatinn Isriyanate of Thailand next for a spot in the semi-final.Way to go Lim Khim Wah (left) and Hoon Thien How!

    Way to go Lim Khim Wah (left) and Hoon Thien How!

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli survives thriller to reach 2nd round in Taipei

    Taipei: Zulfadli Zulkiffli was given a fright before reaching the second round of the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix on Wednesday. The No. 2 seed beat Reksy Aureza Megananda 21-19, 21-23, 21-14 but needed 76 minutes to set up a second round clash against the qualifier Hsieh Feng Tse of Taiwan.Zulfadli Zulkiffli needs a breakthrough performance at senior level.

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli needs a breakthrough performance at senior level.

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