• Lin Dan beats Shi Yuqi in Swiss Open final

    Basel: Top seed Lin Dan put on a masterclass as he exacted sweet revenge on second seed Shi Yuqi with a 21-12, 21-11 victory over his junior in the Swiss Open final. Shi had won their past encounter last week, beating Lin in the All England final 24-22, 21-11.Lin Dan(left) holds the Swiss Open trophy as he poses with Shi Yuqi. (photo: BWF)

    Lin Dan(left) holds the Swiss Open trophy as he poses with Shi Yuqi. (photo: BWF)

  • Lin Dan to play Shi Yuqi in Swiss Open final

    Basel: The 33-year-old two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China booked his place in the Swiss Open final with a comfortable 21-17, 21-17 win over Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia at the St. Jakobshalle in Münchenstein on Saturday.Lin Dan ready for revenge mission against Shi Yuqi in Swiss Open final. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan ready for revenge mission against Shi Yuqi in Swiss Open final. (photo: AFP)

  • Lin Dan advances, Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei exit Swiss Open

    Basel: The men’s singles No. 1 seed Lin Dan of China is back in the Swiss Open semi-finals on Friday, the tournament he had won in 2004 and 2008.

    Lin was struggling to move fluently against Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia in the first set. The two-time Olympic champion had to rely on his experience to slowly claw his way back from 10-14 to surge ahead and took the first set 21-17. The second set was surprisingly one-sided with the Chinese star winning 21-14. Lin who also known as "Super Dan" will play another Indonesian player Anthony Sinisuka Ginting on Saturday.Lin Dan is on course to win his first international tournament of 2017 at Swiss Open. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan is on course to win his first international tournament of 2017 at Swiss Open. (photo: AFP)

  • Lin Dan, Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei progress to Swiss Open quarters

    Basel: Men's singles top seed Lin Dan of China advanced to the quarter-finals of Swiss Open at the St. Jakobshalle in Münchenstein on Thursday.Lin Dan is the top favourite to win Swiss Open. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan is the top favourite to win Swiss Open. (photo: AFP)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying serve up sweet revenge against Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui at All-England

    Birmingham: It was another thrilling match, but it was a reversal of fortune for the Rio Olympic mixed doubles silver medalists Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia when they played with a majestic exhibition to beat Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui of China at All England on Thursday, avenging their 13-21, 21-18, 23-25 quarter-final defeat in last week's German Open.Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon celebrate after beating Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui in All England second round. (photo: AFP)

    Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon celebrate after beating Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui in All England second round. (photo: AFP)

  • Chou Tien Chen wins German Open

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: No. 6 seeds Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan who lost to two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the 2016 German Open final, lived up to his extravagant billing on Sunday, overcoming compatriot No. 14 seed Wang Tzu Wei to claim his first German Open title.Chou Tien Chen gets a good start in 2017 by winning the German Open. (photo:AP)

    Chou Tien Chen gets a good start in 2017 by winning the German Open. (photo:AP)

  • Chen Long advances, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying fizzle out at German Open

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: The second seed and Olympic champion Chen Long advanced to the semi-finals of the $120,000 German Open on Friday.Chen Long cruises into German Open semi-finals. (photo:AP)

    Chen Long cruises into German Open semi-finals. (photo:AP)

  • Japan stuns China 3-1 at Asia Mixed Team Championship semis

    Ho Chi Minh: Japan enjoyed one of its best days in badminton history on Saturday as they sensationally knocked out powerhouse China 3-1 in the 2017 Asia Mixed Team Championships semi-finals.It's tough to beat Akane Yamaguchi. (photo: AP)

    It's tough to beat Akane Yamaguchi. (photo: AP)

  • 2017 Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships: Malaysia lose to China 3-0

    Ho Chi Minh:  Malaysia suffered a 0-3 drubbing at the hands of China in the quarter-finals of 2017 Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships on Friday.Loss against Zhang Nan/Chen Qingchen offers valuable learning experience for Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai. (photo: Bernama)

    Loss against Zhang Nan/Chen Qingchen offers valuable learning experience for Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai. (photo: Bernama)

  • 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)

  • Chen Long helps Qingdao enter final of 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL)

    Beijing: Rio Olympic champion Chen Long gave the undefeated Qingdao a crucial edge in their China Badminton Super League (CBSL) semi-final tie against Zhejiang. Chen claimed a thrilling three-set 20-22, 21-11, 21-18 win over the inspired Ye Binghong in the men's singles match to help Qingdao stayed in contention by levelling the score at 2-2.Chen Long takes selfie after his semi-final victory in the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

    Chen Long takes selfie after his semi-final victory in the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

  • China Badminton Super League: Lin Dan earns 2nd win, Goh Liu Ying partners Zhang Nan

    Beijing: The China Badminton Super League (CBSL) ended its second round of the contest on Thursday. Lin Dan's Guangzhou Heyuan team were heart-broken again on Thursday in a 2-3 loss to the Hunan team after surrendering 2-3  in the opening tie on Tuesday.Goh Liu Ying/Zhang Nan form an interesting but certaintly a very strong mixed doubles pair.

    Goh Liu Ying/Zhang Nan form an interesting but certaintly a very strong mixed doubles pair.

  • Zhao Jun Peng shocks Chou Tien Chen to win Macau Open

    Macau: China's World No. 125 Zhao Jun Peng came into Sunday's Macau Open final full of confidence, unleashing aggressive attacks against the struggling World No. 8 Chou Tien Chen to quickly clinch the opening set 21-11.Zhao Jun Peng celebrates after winning the 2016 Macau Open.

    Zhao Jun Peng celebrates after winning the 2016 Macau Open.

  • Jan Jorgensen, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong survive scares to reach Hong Kong Open quarters

    Hong Kong: Denmark’s newly crowned China Open champion Jan O Jorgensen stared defeat right in the face, saving two match points and coming back from a 18-20 deficit to beat Hong Kong's Wei Nan 19-21, 21-13, 24-22 in the second round of Hong Kong Open on Thursday.Jan Jorgensen pulls off great escape to reach the 2016 Hong Kong Open quarters. (photo: AP)

    Jan Jorgensen pulls off great escape to reach the 2016 Hong Kong Open quarters. (photo: AP)

  • Chen Long to play Jan Jorgensen in the China Open final

    Beijing: Men's singles No. 2 seeds and reigning Olympic champion Chen Long from China battled back from a set down to beat fierce rival No. 3 seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 21-18, 9-21, 21-14 to book his place in the final of the China Open on Saturday.Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

    Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

  • Iskandar Zainuddin beats Qiao Bin to reach China Open semis

    Fuzhou: Revenge proved sweet for Malaysia's World No. 33 men's singles player Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin as he battled past reigning Korean Open champion Qiao Bin with a 21-19, 21-7 victory over the Chinese in Friday's China Open quarter-finals.Iskandar Zainuddin celebrates after his quarter-finals victory at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

    Iskandar Zainuddin celebrates after his quarter-finals victory at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

  • Iskandar Zainuddin, Chen Long advance to China Open quarters

    Fuzhou: With two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan's extramarital affair continued to dominate headlines for all the wrong reasons since Thursday morning, BadmintonPlanet would like to take the opportunity to give the ongoing China Open some much-deserved attention.It's nice to see Chen Long start playing badminton again. (photo: AP)

    It's nice to see Chen Long start playing badminton again. (photo: AP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Saina Nehwal crash out of China Open

    Fuzhou: Men's doubles heavyweights and No. 2 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia were sent crashing out of the China Open in a 21-19, 16-21, 22-24 defeat to unseeded China's Zhang Nan/Liu Cheng on Wednesday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to play better if they want to maintain their World No. 1 ranking.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to play better if they want to maintain their World No. 1 ranking.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong are World No. 1

    Kuala Lumpur: The latest top 10 men's singles Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings showed little change as Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, Chen Long, and Lin Dan once again finished in the No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 positions.Congratulations to Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong for becoming the World No. 1 men's doubles pair. (photo: AFP)

    Congratulations to Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong for becoming the World No. 1 men's doubles pair. (photo: AFP)

  • Lin Dan leads Beijing to win China‚Äôs National Team Championships

    Beijing: World No. 3 and two-time Olympic Champion Lin Dan was the hero for team Beijing on Wednesday when he won the third and decisive point of the 2016 China national badminton team championships final against Lin Yuanrui from team Hunan.Lin Dan still very dominant on the badminton court.

    Lin Dan still very dominant on the badminton court.

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