• Lee Chong Wei sails through in first round of Malaysia Open

    Kuala Lumpur: All eyes were on World No. 3 Lee Chong Wei as he walked on to the court on Wednesday. Greeted by cheers, the Malaysia badminton superstar who is bidding to become the first man to win the Malaysian Open for a record 11th time, made the home crowd very happy as he handed Japanese Takuma Ueda a first round loss by defeating the Japanese 21-11, 21-8 in the first round of Malaysia Open.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against Takuma Ueda in the first round of Malaysia Open in Shah Alam. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against Takuma Ueda in the first round of Malaysia Open in Shah Alam. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei face uphill battle to qualify for Rio after scheduling mistake

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian top women's doubles pair Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei's road to Rio just got a little steeper.

    Badly miscalculated by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), the mistake could cost the World No. 14th Hoo/Woon a place in the last 16 when the Olympic qualifying period ends on May 1st.Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei must play well in three major tournaments to boost hopes for Rio Olympics.

    Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei must play well in three major tournaments to boost hopes for Rio Olympics.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong advance to Swiss quarters

    Basel: Malaysia's Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong marched into the quarter-finals of the 2016 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Tournament on Thursday after they smashed down Puavaranukroh Dechapol/Kedren Kittinupong of Thailand in straight sets of 21-10, 21-16 in 28 minutes to secure a quarter-final match up against Marcus Ellis/Chris Langridge of England on Friday at St Jakobshalle Arena in Basel, Switzerland.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were defeated by Mathias Christiansen/David Daugaard in the second round of 2016 Swiss Open. (photo: Uwe Zinke)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were defeated by Mathias Christiansen/David Daugaard in the second round of 2016 Swiss Open. (photo: Uwe Zinke)

  • Koo Kean Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong in Swiss 2nd Round

    Basel: Despite fighting back from a set down to beat Ireland's Scott Evans 18-21, 23-21, 21-11 in the men's singles first round of Swiss Open yesterday, Malaysia's national champion Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin lost his second round match to Muhammad Bayu Pangisthu of Indonesia at the St. Jakobshalle Badminton Center in Basel when Zainuddin had to retire while trailing 9-17 in the second set due to injury.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are hoping for a good showing at the Swiss Open. (photo: Reuters)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are hoping for a good showing at the Swiss Open. (photo: Reuters)

  • Malaysia's women's team loses to Thailand 3-0 in BATC quaterfinals

    Hyderabad: The national women's badminton squad will be returning home early after losing 0-3 to Thailand in the quarterfinals of the Badminton Asian Team Championships (BATC) at the G.M.C. Balayogi Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India Friday.Ratchanok Intanon leads Thailand women's team BATC semi-finals. (photo: GettyImages)

    Ratchanok Intanon leads Thailand women's team BATC semi-finals. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Soong Fie Cho's Olympic dream in jeopardy due to injury

    Kuala Lumpur: After suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) on her left knee in the first round of Thailand Masters in Bangkok last Tuesday, the 2015 Singapore SEA Games women’s doubles gold medalist Soong Fie Cho's campaign to reach the 2016 Olympics could be in jeopardy.Wish Soong Fie Cho a quick recovery.

    Wish Soong Fie Cho a quick recovery.

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei make Thailand GPG semis

    Kuala Lumpur: It was mixed fortunes for the Malaysia team on Thursday at the ongoing Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters Badminton Championships held at the Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Malaysia's campaign in the men's doubles ended on a disappointing note after both Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong and Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong fizzled out in quarter-finals.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying will play Bodin Issara/Savitree Amitrapai in the Thailand Masters semis.

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying will play Bodin Issara/Savitree Amitrapai in the Thailand Masters semis.

  • 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)

  • Mexico City GP: Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong ousted in semis

    Mexico City: About a day after celebrating their stunning comeback from a one set deficit against Heather Olver/Lauren Smith of England, women's doubles No. 1 seeds Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei found themselves struggling to maintain control over Shizuka Matsuo/Mami Naito of Japan, crashing out of the Mexico City GP semi-final with 16-21, 21-23 in 51 minutes on Saturday.Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying are one win away from the Mexico GP title.

    Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying are one win away from the Mexico GP title.

  • 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.

  • Mexico City GP: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong defeat 59-year-old Mathew Fogarty

    Mexico City: Although he is not young anymore, 59-year-old Mathew Fogarty of USA who was born in October 30, 1956, has put on an admirable efforts together with his partner Bjorn Seguin in the Mexico City GP men's doubles second round match against No. 2 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong from Malaysia on Thursday.Mathew Fogarty's passion for badminton really energized everyone around him. (photo: GettyImages)

    Mathew Fogarty's passion for badminton really energized everyone around him. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and P.V Sindhu exit Indonesian Masters

    Malang: Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin won a hard fought 3-set victory yesterday, but he couldn’t pull off another escape on Friday where the 24-year-old from Malaysia unable to play with his usual rhythm, went down in straight sets 13-21, 18-21 to Indonesian Wisnu Yuli Prasetyo.P.V Sindhu must be very tired after Macau Open.

    P.V Sindhu must be very tired after Macau Open.

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain & Soo Teck Zhi through to Indonesian GPG quarters

    Malang: Both Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Soo Teck Zhi of Malaysia were tested at the Indonesian Masters on Thursday.

    With a spot in the quarterfinals at stake, No. 12 seed Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin pushed No. 8 seed R. M. V. Gurusaidutt of India and gave him a worthy fight. Iskandar got out to a huge lead with 12-3 in the third set to eventually push through No. 8 Gurusaidutt, winning 21-14, 17-21, 21-15.Hope Iskandar can finish the year strong!

    Hope Iskandar can finish the year strong!

  • Tan Kian Meng/Low Juan Shen advance to Indonesian Masters 2nd round

    Malang: Despite playing two matches in the qualifying round yesterday, Malaysia's young men's doubles Tan Kian Meng-Low Juan Shen who were only playing in their second tournament as a pair has plenty of energy left in the tank, as they dashed past Indonesia's Yohanes Rendy Sugiarto-Afiat Yuris Wirawan 21-11, 21-19 in the first round of Indonesian Masters main draw in Malang on Wednesday.Tan Kian Meng/Low Juan Shen are getting pretty solid in men's doubles.

    Tan Kian Meng/Low Juan Shen are getting pretty solid in men's doubles.

  • China Open: Lin Dan survives scare as Lee Chong Wei cruises

    Fuzhou: The two-time Olympic champion, and five-time world champion Lin Dan of China recovered from a set down to defeat compatriot Qiao Bin and kept his hope of a China Open crown alive in Fuzhou - while his nemesis Lee Chong Wei needed only 36 minutes to ease into the second round of China Open on Wednesday.Lin Dan knows how to adjust his game intelligently as he goes deeper into the tournament. (photo: Reuters)

    Lin Dan knows how to adjust his game intelligently as he goes deeper into the tournament. (photo: Reuters)

  • Vincent Wong & Angus Ng advance to Bitburger finals, Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei exit

    Saarbrucken: Vincent Wong Wing Ki of Hong Kong advanced to the Bitburger Open men's finals on Saturday to set up his first encounter against compatriot Angus Ng Ka Long since July 2010.Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding of Denmark are doing really well in recent tournaments.

    Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding of Denmark are doing really well in recent tournaments.

  • Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei emerge sole Malaysian survivors at Bitburger Open

    Saarbrucken: Malaysia's women's doubles pair Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei became the country’s sole survivor in the quarter-finals of Bitburger Open as two others crashed out of the tournament.

    Having lost the opener 16-21, the world No. 10 pair of Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei hit back to take the second 21-16, before pulling off a hard-fought victory in rubber-set, winning the third set 21-9 following an enthralling 57 minutes contest.Best of luck to Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei in Bitburger semis.

    Best of luck to Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei in Bitburger semis.

  • Chong Wei Feng sole Malaysian survivor in Day 1 of Bitburger Open

    Saarbrucken: Malaysian shuttler Chong Wei Feng who has been looking to rebuild his career, survived a major scare in the opening round of Bitburger Open, needed 71 minutes to beat Kai Schaefer of Germany 21-15, 20-22, 21-15 on Tuesday.Keep up the good work Chong Wei Feng!

    Keep up the good work Chong Wei Feng!

  • Kien Keat/Boon Heong advance in Thailand GPG, Ihsan Mustofa ousts Son Wan Ho

    Bangkok: Former World No. 1 men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia brushed off the challenge of their younger compatriots Chooi Kah Ming/ Ow Yao Han, strolling into the Thailand Open GPG semi-finals with 21-17, 21-11 victory on Friday.Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei need to work hard to solidify their BWF rankings. (photo: Granular)

    Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei need to work hard to solidify their BWF rankings. (photo: Granular)

  • Thailand Open: Chooi Kah Ming & Ow Yao Han earn hard-fought wins

    Bangkok: Two of the three Malaysian men's doubles pairs had reached the quarter-finals of Thailand Open on Thursday.

    While facing growing pressure from within Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to split up their partnership, the 2009 World Boys' Doubles champions and current World No. 94 Chooi Kah Ming and Ow Yao Han put together a stellar performance to upset World No. 25 Wang Yilv and Zhang Wen of China 21-19, 14-21, 21-15 to advance to the quarters of Thailand Open.According to BAM, Chooi Kah Ming and Ow Yao Han need to produce satisfactory results in 3 months, or risk being broken up. (photo: Granular)

    According to BAM, Chooi Kah Ming and Ow Yao Han need to produce satisfactory results in 3 months, or risk being broken up. (photo: Granular)

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