• Thomas Cup: China will play Japan in semi-finals

    New Delhi: With the beginning of Thomas-Uber Cup quarter-finals on Thursday, teams do not have to play the remaining games if the tie is decided.Chen Long defeated Boonsak Ponsana 21-16, 21-8

    Chen Long defeated Boonsak Ponsana 21-16, 21-8

    China's Thomas Cup team was the first beneficiary of this format when they became the first team to reach semi-finals after defeated Thailand 3-0. Its second doubles pair - Fu Heifeng-Zhang Nan and third singles Lin Dan didn't even break a sweat after China and Thailand decided to stop the tie after China has claimed the victory.

  • Adcocks’ win underlines rise of English badminton (pic)

    Ravenshead duo Chris and Gabby Adcock’s victory at the Swiss Open Badminton Championships last weekend was further evidence of the rise of English badminton ahead of the Commonwealth Games and World Championships this summer.

    The Swiss Open, a BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament, the third highest level in the world, proved the perfect opportunity for the mixed doubles married couple to demonstrate why they are English National Champions and ranked fifth in the world.Chris and Gabby Adcock won the Swiss Open Badminton Championships

    The Adcocks defeated China’s Chai Biao and Tang Jianhua 21-17, 21-13 in Sunday’s mixed doubles final.

    England’s last winners of the Swiss Open were Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms in 2006.

  • Swiss Open title for Chris and Gabby Adcock (pic)

    CHRIS and Gabby Adcock yesterday added the Swiss Open mixed doubles title to their Hong Kong Open triumph in late November.

    The England stars defeated their second successive Chinese pair to claim the title in Basel.

    The highest-ranked mixed doubles pair among Commonwealth nations beat China's Chai Biao and Tang Jianhua 21-17 21-13 in 38 minutes, having already repeated their Hong Kong final victory over Liu Cheng and Bao Yixin on Saturday in a 64-minute, three-game semi-final.Swiss cheese: Gabby and Chris Adcock smile for the camera after victory

  • 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.

     

  • Emotional Lee hints of retiring at year-end (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei sank to his knees with his head bowed down.

    When he got up, tears were rolling down his cheeks. His fanatical fans stood up and gave him a deserving standing ovation. A beaming Lee Chong Wei carries his son, Kingston, after winning the Malaysian Open badminton championship title for the 10th time on Sunday at Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

    It was an emotional moment for the 31-year-old Lee Chong Wei when he amazingly landed his 10th, and maybe final, Malaysian Open title at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Sunday.

    He had to stave off an early assault from a ferocious Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia before subduing him for a 21-19, 21-9 win in a 47-minute men’s singles clash.

    Immediately after the triumph, he revealed that he may retire at the end of the year.

  • Khim Wah-V Shem claim doubles title… at last (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem finally nailed their first Super Series title.

    And what better way to mark their breakthrough than in front of a vociferous home crowd cheering them all the way at the Putra Stadium.Remember their names. Lim Khim Wah (left) and Goh V Shem are the 2014 Malaysian Open men's doubles champions.

    Understandably, the duo just could not hold back their delight as they jumped up in joy after scoring the winning point as a wild celebration erupted inside the stadium.

    On Sunday, the duo proved to be the new heroes for the country when they dumped China’s Chai Biao and Hong Wei 21-19, 21-18 to claim the title at the Maybank Malaysian Open.

    The Malaysian fans joined in the celebration and one can hardly blame them as they have been starved of a men’s doubles major title for the last four years.

    Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong were the last pair to win a Super Series title, also at home in 2010.

  • Finally... Malaysian pair are in the final (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah showed plenty of fire and resilience en route to becoming the first Malaysian men’s doubles pair to reach the final of the Maybank Malaysian Open since 2010. 

    The pair, back together for a third time after splitting up twice, were outstanding as they fought back from a game down to beat Indonesia’s Angga Pratama-Rian Agung Saputra.Malaysian men's pair Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah are through to the final of the Malaysian Open after beating their Indonesian opponents in three sets on Saturday.

    The world No. 17, backed by a vociferous home crowd, won 23-25, 21-13, 22-20 in 72 minutes.
    It could have ended earlier had V Shem-Khim Wah made the most of the two game points in the first game.

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