• Tommy Sugiarto & Busanan Ongbamrungphan win Thailand Masters

    Bangkok: Men's singles No. 3 seed Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia was in a class of his own when he needed only 40 minutes to beat local shuttler Kantaphon Wangcharoen  21-17 and 21-11 to claim the Thailand Masters title on Sunday.Tommy Sugiarto poses for a trophy photo with runner-up Kantaphon Wangcharoen at 2017 Thailand Open. (photo: AP)

    Tommy Sugiarto poses for a trophy photo with runner-up Kantaphon Wangcharoen at 2017 Thailand Open. (photo: AP)

  • Tommy Sugiarto to play Kantaphon Wangcharoen in Thailand Masters Finals

    Bangkok: In a men's single semi-final match that lasted 68 minutes, No. 3 seed Tommy Sugiarto fought back from dropping a set to defeat compatriot No. 10 seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting on Saturday to reach the Thailand Masters final.Tommy Sugiarto looks to win his first international tournament in 2017 on Sunday. (photo: AFP)

    Tommy Sugiarto looks to win his first international tournament in 2017 on Sunday. (photo: AFP)

  • P.V. Sindhu guides Chennai Smashers into Premier Badminton League semis

    Mumbai: World No. 6 and Olympic silver medalist P.V. Sindhu, Chris/Gabriella Adcock and Tommy Sugiarto won their respective matches as Chennai Smashers beat Mumbai Rockets 4-3 to seal their semifinal spot at the Premier Badminton League (PBL) on Tuesday.P.V. Sindhu is getting better playing under pressure. (photo: PTI)

    P.V. Sindhu is getting better playing under pressure. (photo: PTI)

  • P.V. Sindhu powers Chennai Smashers in complete demolition of Bengaluru Blasters

    Mumbai: Playing in her second match in India's Premier Badminton League, Rio Olympic silver medalist P. V. Sindhu of Chennai Smashers dispatched Bengaluru Blasters' Cheung Ngan Yi of 12-10, 11-6 to win the 'Trump match' for her team at the NSCI Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.P.V Sindhu is one of the biggest star attractions in the 2017 Premier Badminton League.

    P.V Sindhu is one of the biggest star attractions in the 2017 Premier Badminton League.

  • Suspended Japanese shuttler Kenichi Tago makes first appearance in Purple League

    Cyberjaya: After Japanese badminton player Kenichi Tago who was handed an indefinite suspension by the Nippon Badminton Association in April this year for gambling at an illegal casino, he looked fit and strong and was in great spirits while playing his first badminton match in the Purple League on.Nice to see Kenichi Tago play badminton again! (photo: Purple League)

    Nice to see Kenichi Tago play badminton again! (photo: Purple League)

  • Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan could face off in 2016 Olympic semi-finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton fans hoping for a third straight Olympic final between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan will be disappointed by Tuesday's men's draw for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Men's singles draw for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (photo: BWF)

    Men's singles draw for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (photo: BWF)

  • PBSI turn focus to Olympics after Thomas-Uber disappointments

    Jakarta: After emerging as the runners-up in Thomas Cup Finals, and losing to Korea in the Uber Cup quarter-finals, the Indonesia Badminton Association (PBSI) said their men's and women's team have set their sights on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Indonesian players practice to prepare for next week's Indonesia open. (photo: PBSI)

    Indonesian players practice to prepare for next week's Indonesia open. (photo: PBSI)

  • 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)

  • Rexy Mainaky uses 1998 riots in Indonesia to motivate Thomas & Uber Cup squads

    Kunshan: In a dinner with his players, Indonesia's legendary badminton player and the current manager of the Indonesia’s Thomas and Uber Cup squads Rexy Mainaky told his players if they can bind together as a single force, they will become a very strong team.Indonesia's Thomas Cup team. (photo: BadmintonIndonesia)

    Indonesia's Thomas Cup team. (photo: BadmintonIndonesia)

  • Tommy Sugiarto heads 2016 Indonesia Olympic team

    Jakarta: World No. 8 Indonesian shuttler Tommy Sugiarto will get to play at the highest level of international badminton championships this August when he was listed as one of the 10 Indonesian badminton players who will take part in the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.Tommy Sugiarto needs to work on his stamina, strength, speed and agility in order to have better result in Rio.

    Tommy Sugiarto needs to work on his stamina, strength, speed and agility in order to have better result in Rio.

  • Lin Dan reaches 3rd round of German Open, early exits for Viktor Axelsen & Tommy Sugiarto

    Mulheim: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan and German Open's defending champion Jan O Jorgensen made it through to the second round of the USD$120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold on Wednesday.German Open is a good tune-up event for Lin Dan prior to All England.

    German Open is a good tune-up event for Lin Dan prior to All England.

  • Indonesia beats India 3-1 in Badminton Asia Team Championships Semis

    Hyderabad: Despite losing in the first men's singles match, Indonesia did just enough to halt India men's winning run at Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) after a 3-1 semi-final victory on Saturday.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan bring stability and strength to Indonesia's Badminton Asia Team Championships campaigns.

    Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan bring stability and strength to Indonesia's Badminton Asia Team Championships campaigns.

  • Tommy Sugiarto gets Indonesia Thomas Cup team call-up

    Jakarta: World No. 10 and Indonesia’s top men’s singles player Tommy Sugiarto who resigned from the Indonesia national team on January 2015, citing he has not been able to reach his true potential in the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI), had been called up for Indonesia's 2016 Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) squad.Tommy Sugiarto deserves a chance with the Indonesian team.

    Tommy Sugiarto deserves a chance with the Indonesian team.

  • Saina Nehwal pulls out of defending Syed Modi International

    Lucknow: World No. 2 women's singles shuttler Saina Nehwal has withdrawn from Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament at the last-minute citing foot injury and a recurring fever.Saina Nehwal suffers foot injury at the 2015 Dubai World Superseries finals.

    Saina Nehwal suffers foot injury at the 2015 Dubai World Superseries finals.

  • Lee Chong Wei to play Iskandar Zulkarnain in Malaysia Masters final

    Georgetown: Former world number one and top seed Lee Chong Wei eased past Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in straight sets 21-19, 21-15 en route to the Malaysia Masters finals on Saturday. The victory also saw Lee extended his career winning streak against Sugiarto to 14-0.No matter who wins, it's surely encouraging to see Lee Chong Wei plays Iskandar Zulkarnain in the finals.

    No matter who wins, it's surely encouraging to see Lee Chong Wei plays Iskandar Zulkarnain in the finals.

  • Malaysia Masters: Lee Chong Wei ready to play in front of his hometown crowd

    Georgetown: World No. 5 Lee Chong Wei who grew up in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, was excited to be playing Malaysia Masters in his hometown for the first time. The tournament will be held at SPICE Standium, Bayan Lepas, from Jan 19 to Jan 24.Lee Chong Wei remains confident going into the 2016 Malaysia Masters.

    Lee Chong Wei remains confident going into the 2016 Malaysia Masters.

  • Tommy Sugiarto, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Rajiv Ouseph lift Delhi Acers to PBL title

    New Delhi: Delhi Acers who was the only team in the entire Premier Badminton League (PBL) which did not lose its Trump Match, were pushed to the limit by Mumbai Rockets before clinching the PBL title by beating Mumbai Rockets 4-3 in a pulsating final encounter that lasted almost four hours on Sunday.Fist pumps: Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong won a thrilling men's doubles encounter in PBL finals. (photo: PTI)

    Fist pumps: Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong won a thrilling men's doubles encounter in PBL finals. (photo: PTI)

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Tommy Sugiarto lift Delhi Acers to PBL final

    Bengaluru: Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Ajay Jayaram and Tommy Sugiarto gave Delhi Acers a 4-3 win over the Chennai Smashers on Thursday to become the first team to advance to the Premier Badminton League final.Tommy Sugiarto falling to his knees after winning match point on Thursday. (photo: PTI)

    Tommy Sugiarto falling to his knees after winning match point on Thursday. (photo: PTI)

  • Tommy Sugiarto beats Lee Chong Wei for Delhi Acers' first win in PBL

    New Delhi: Tommy Sugiarto showed his fighting spirit with a huge win for hosts Delhi Acers over Hyderabad Hunters’s Lee Chong Wei in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) on Thursday.Tommy Sugiarto shakes hands with Lee Chong Wei after their second men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

    Tommy Sugiarto shakes hands with Lee Chong Wei after their second men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Yong Dae eyes maiden appearance in Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: After a two-week recess, the Malaysia Purple League will resume on Tuesday where two ties will be on the menu. Several Purple League teams have also beefed up their rosters during the break in order to build a competitive team.Lee Yong-Dae can serve as mentor for other Malaysian players in the Muar City team.

    Lee Yong-Dae can serve as mentor for other Malaysian players in the Muar City team.

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