• BWF 2014 badminton players of the year nominees

    Dubai: The Badminton World Federation will recognize its top badminton players for the year of 2014 at the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals kick off ceremony on Monday evening.2014 badminton player of the year nominees - Lin Dan, Chen Long, Lee Yong Dae, Yoo Yeon Seong, Zhang Nan

    2014 badminton player of the year nominees - Lin Dan, Chen Long, Lee Yong Dae, Yoo Yeon Seong, Zhang Nan

  • Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong upset Fu Haifeng-Zhang Nan at French Open

    Paris: Wednesday was a day of surprises at the French Open. Unseeded Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia who battled through qualifying rounds to make the main draw, sent the reigning Denmark Open champions and sixth seed Fu Haifeng-Zhang Nan of China packing 21-19 9-21 21-19 in 48 minutes. Meanwhile, men's doubles top seed Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen managed to power past Fun Haifeng's longtime partner Cai Yun and his new partner Lu Kai 25-23 21-17.Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong and Fu Haifeng Zhang Nan are warming up before the match

    Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong and Fu Haifeng Zhang Nan are warming up before the match

  • Indonesia Open: China dominated the quarter-finals

    Jakarta: Badminton powerhouse China dominated the Indonesia Open quarter-finals on Friday, with four doubles and three singles pounding through to the semi-finals.Wang Shixian together with her boyfriend - Chen Long are both in the semi-finals of Indonesia Open

    Wang Shixian together with her boyfriend - Chen Long are both in the semi-finals of Indonesia Open

    Women's top seed Li Xuerui of China beat India's Saina Nehwal in a tight first game but proved the faster and more dexterous in the second, ending the game at 22-20, 21-15.

  • Swiss Badminton Open: Final Results (pic)

    Men's Doubles

    Chai Biao and Hong Wei beat Fu HaiFeng and Zhang Nan in two sets and win the men's doubles final with 22:20 and 21:14.

    Biao Chai/Wei Hong beat Haifeng Fu/Nan Zhang in two sets and win the men's doubles final with 22:20 and 21:14.

    Men's Singles

    Viktor Axelsen won the men's singles in three long and very thrilling sets.

    Viktor dominated the first set with few unforced errors and a strong defense against TIan Houwei from China. He won by 21:7.

     

  • All-England Badminton Championship Final Results: Live

    Lee Chong Wei sinks to his knees after winning the All-England men's singles title, beating defending champion Chen Long in straight sets in the final on Sunday. - AFP

    Lee Chong Wei sinks to his knees after winning the All-England men's singles title, beating defending champion Chen Long in straight sets in the final on Sunday. - AFP

     


     

     

    1. Starting at 12:00 PM WD
    Xiaoli Wang [1] (China)
    Yang (F) Yu (China)
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    (China) Jin Ma
    (China) Yuanting Tang
    21-17 18-21 23-21     1:21
       2. Followed by MD
    Mohammad Ahsan [1] (Indonesia)
    Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia)
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    (Japan) Hiroyuki Endo [2]
    (Japan) Kenichi Hayakawa
    21-19 21-19     0:45
       3. Followed by WS
    Shixian Wang [4] (China)
    -
    (China) Xuerui Li [1]
    21-19 21-18     0:50
       4. Followed by MS
    Chong Wei Lee [1] (Malaysia)
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    (China) Long Chen [2]
    21-13 21-18     0:59
       5. Followed by XD
    Tontowi Ahmad [2] (Indonesia)
    Liliyana Natsir (Indonesia)
    -
    (China) Nan Zhang [1]
    (China) Yunlei Zhao
    21-13 21-17     0:42

     

  • Haifeng: Partnership with Cai Yun is over (pic)

    BIRMINGHAM: Four-time world champion Fu Haifeng believes that his 12-year partnership with Cai Yun has come to an end.

    The 30-year-old Haifeng and Cai Yun are one of the most celebrated men’s doubles pairs in the world.

    Together, they have won four world titles, an Olympic gold medal (2008), and led China to the Thomas Cup for six straight editions since 2004.Fu Haifeng (right) and Cai Yun are now being paired with younger players. Haifeng says their time as partners is over as they take on the new role of mentors with the China national team.

    Although Haifeng is not ready to call time on his career, he believes that the partnership with Cai Yun is no longer viable.

    In fact, Haifeng has already started trying out several different partners since the world championships in Guangzhou last year, namely with Hong Wei and Zhang Nan.

  • From friends to foes for Chinese Olympic champs

    LONDON: United, Fu Haifeng and Cai Yun stand as an unstoppable force in men's badminton doubles, hauling in four World Championships and an Olympic gold medal. Divided? One will have to fall when they meet at the All England badminton championships.

    The duo said they would continue to play together after winning gold in London in 2012, but the Chinese have been experimenting with their lineups and Fu is partnering Zhang Nan, while Cai is with Kai Lu in Birmingham.

    The new pairs will square off against each other in the first round proper.

    "The All England is an incredible tournament and everyone who plays here wants to win," said Fu.

  • Danish pair banking on home comfort (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Home is where the heart is.

    And Denmark’s mixed doubles pair of Christina Pedersen and Joachim Fischer Nielsen intend to bank on home advantage to clinch their first World Championships gold medal when the prestigious tournament is held in Copenhagen in August.Christinna Pedersen-Joachim Fischer Nielsen are through to the mixed doubles final at the Malaysian Open badminton championship after beating Olympic champions Ma Jin-Zhao Yunlei in the semis at Putra Stadium on Saturday.

    They are confident of doing well at home after shocking Olympic gold medallists Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei of China 21-10, 21-12 in the semi-finals of the Maybank Malaysian Open at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.

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