• Lee Chong Wei, Iskandar Zulkarnain in Malaysia Masters semis

    Georgetown: Badminton Superstar Lee Chong Wei enjoyed a relatively easy passage into the semi-finals of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold after defeating 10th seeded Ajay Jayaram of India, 21-16, 21-16 in 35 minutes at the SPICE Arena on Friday.

    "Ajay caught me off-guard few times today, fortunately I was able to recoup the advantage to win the match," said Lee.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in unstoppable form as he beats Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in straight sets. (photo: Bernama)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in unstoppable form as he beats Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in straight sets. (photo: Bernama)

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Stoeva sisters win Dutch Open

    Almere: When Malaysians Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong are playing like they were playing Sunday afternoon at Topsportcentrum in the Dutch Open finals, it reminded us of their awesomeness on the badminton court a few years back.Dutch Open win is a timely boost for Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong towards Olympic qualification.

    Dutch Open win is a timely boost for Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong towards Olympic qualification.

  • Goh Soon Huat, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong hold off gallant opponents to reach Dutch Open semis

    Almore: Goh Soon Huat, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong remain on course in their bid to lift the Dutch Open title but not without getting a tough fight from their opponents in the quarter-finals on Friday.Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong rally from set down to cruise into Dutch Open semis. (photo: René Lagerwaard)

    Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong rally from set down to cruise into Dutch Open semis. (photo: René Lagerwaard)

  • Chen Long, Sung Ji Hyun win Korea Open titles

    Seoul: No. 1 seed Chen Long remained perfect in Korea Open finals, winning the men's singles title on Sunday without dropping a set in his formidable Korea Open run.Massive thumbs up from Chen Long after taking that Korea Open win. (photo: Reuters)

    Massive thumbs up from Chen Long after taking that Korea Open win. (photo: Reuters)

  • Ajay Jayaram to play Chen Long in Korea Open final

    Seoul: Beaten twice this year by Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei at German Open and US Open, Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram dominated Chou at the semi-finals of Korea Open, brushing aside the No. 7 seed 21-19, 21-15 in 43 minutes to storm into the finals of the USD 600,000 event on Saturday.What a performance by Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon Seong in the Korea Open semi-finals.

    What a performance by Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon Seong in the Korea Open semi-finals.

  • Kidambi Srikanth leads Indian team into 3rd round of Swiss Open

    Basel: Top seed Kidambi Srikanth along with other Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram and B Sai Praneeth entered the third round of the USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship on Wednesday.B Sai Praneeth is one of the rising badminton stars from India (photo: Badminton Swiss Open)

    B Sai Praneeth is one of the rising badminton stars from India (photo: Badminton Swiss Open)

  • Ajay Jayaram wins Dutch Open title

    Almere: Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram clinched the $50,000 Dutch Open Grand Prix on Sunday, beating Indonesia's Ihsan Maulana Mustofa 10-11, 11-6, 11-7, 1-11, 11-9 in the men's singles final which lasted 46 minutes to bag his maiden Grand Prix title at the Topsportcentrum Almere.Ajay Jayaram bags Dutch Open as his maiden Grand Prix title

    Ajay Jayaram bags Dutch Open as his maiden Grand Prix title

  • Saina can end title drought at India GP Gold (pic)

    India's number one badminton player Saina Nehwal has been awarded a relatively easy draw in the USD 120,000 India Grand Prix Gold tournament starting on Tuesday.

    Saina Nehwal can make up for a poor 2013 with a title win on home soil at the USD 120,000 India Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament starting at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here Tuesday.Saina Nehwal has been pretty sluggish at the international stage lately.

    This is top seed Saina's best chance to start the New Year with a title, given the relatively easy draw. After retiring at match-point from the first round here last season, the World No.8 could come out on top in the field dominated with local players.

  • Parupalli Kashyap drops to 20th in badminton world rankings (pic)

    While Kashyap dropped four places, Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram climbed two places to 22nd in the men's singles rankings.

    New Delhi:  India's top men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap dropped four places to 20th in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday.While Kashyap dropped four places, Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram climbed two places to 22nd in the men's singles rankings.

    While Kashyap dropped to 20th, Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram climbed two places to 22nd in the men's singles rankings.

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