• Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Tai An Khang/Hong Kheng Yew in Singapore Open main draw

    Singapore: Malaysia had a dismal performance in the Singapore Open qualifying on Tuesday, until Malaysia's former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli lit it up by defeating R. M. V. Gurusaidutt of India 21-14, 16-21, 21-17 before facing his brother in the second qualifying round.

    The 23-year-old Zulfadli needed only 22 minutes to see off his brother Zulhelmi 21-14, 21-11 to advance to the main draw. Zulfadli will play last week's Malaysia Open semi-finalist Christie Jonatan on Wednesday.Zulfadli Zulkiffli needs big break through in international badminton.

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli needs big break through in international badminton.

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying take revenge on top seeds to make NZ Open final

    Auckland: An inspired Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying fought back from a set down to defeat the World No. 4 Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na of Korea 21-19, 10-21, 24-22 in 68 minutes and progressed through to the mixed doubles final of the New Zealand Open badminton championships on Saturday.

    The victory also helped Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying gained revenge against the Korean duo after their two consecutive defeats to the Koreans with the latest came at the first round of All-England two weeks ago. Chan/Goh will play Zheng Siwei/Li Yinhui of China for the mixed doubles title on Sunday.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying lost to Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen at the 2016 Thailand Masters final, therefore, they should not take Zheng Siwei/Li Yinhui lightly in the New Zealand Open final. (photo: NZ Open)

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying lost to Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen at the 2016 Thailand Masters final, therefore, they should not take Zheng Siwei/Li Yinhui lightly in the New Zealand Open final. (photo: NZ Open)

  • Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying, Soo Teck Zhi storm into NZ Open semis

    Auckland: Mixed doubles No. 3 seeds Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying guaranteed their places in the last four of the 2016 New Zealand Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton with a straight-sets win over Indonesia's Hafiz Faisal/Shella Devi Aulia on Friday.It's time for Soo Teck Zhi to step up to the plate with confidence at New Zealand Open. (photo: Getty Images)

    It's time for Soo Teck Zhi to step up to the plate with confidence at New Zealand Open. (photo: Getty Images)

  • Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying, Soo Teck Zhi advance into NZ Open Quarterfinals

    Auckland: National mixed doubles pair, Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon continued their winning streak to reach the quarterfinals of the 2016 New Zealand Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton tournament.Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying are bidding for their first title of 2016 at New Zealand Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying are bidding for their first title of 2016 at New Zealand Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in New Zealand Open second round

    Auckland: Malaysia's mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying made a resounding start to their New Zealand Open campaign when they put up a spirited fightback, coming from 15-20 to storm past Chang Ko-chi/Chang Hsin-tien of Taiwan 22-20 in the first set of the USD 120,000 Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament on Wednesday. The Taiwanese pair appeared demoralized in the second set, and Chan/Goh wasted no time to produce a thrilling performance to notch up a 21-15 win in the second set.03 24 2016 badminton news chan peng soon goh liu ying

    03 24 2016 badminton news chan peng soon goh liu ying

  • Malaysia men's team shown exit at Badminton Asia Team Championships

    Hyderabad: It is going to be that much more difficult for the national men's badminton squad to qualify for the 2016 Thomas Cup finals, following their quarterfinal exit at the Badminton Asian Team Championships (BATC).

    They lost 2-3 to hosts India.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin lets out a roar infront of Morten Frost after rallying from one set down to defeat Ajay Jayaram. (photo: GettyImages)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin lets out a roar infront of Morten Frost after rallying from one set down to defeat Ajay Jayaram. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Malaysian Men's and Women's Squads get tough draw at BATC

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton Asia has released the official draw for the 2016 Badminton Asian Team Championships (BATC) which serves as the Asia qualifying tournament for the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup Finals to be held in Kunshan, China from May 15-22.Zulfadli Zulkifli, Iskandar Zulkarnain, Tan Kian Meng/Low Juan Shen have nothing to lose and plenty to gain at BATC.

    Zulfadli Zulkifli, Iskandar Zulkarnain, Tan Kian Meng/Low Juan Shen have nothing to lose and plenty to gain at BATC.

  • Lee Chong Wei to only take short Chinese New Year break

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei has decided to only take a short Chinese New Year break before returning to Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), helping his juniors to prepare for the Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC) that will compete in Hyderabad, India from Feb. 15 to Feb. 22.Lee Chong Wei is a great sportsman and great role model for his juniors.

    Lee Chong Wei is a great sportsman and great role model for his juniors.

  • Morten Frost optimistic about Malaysia's Thomas Cup Finals chances

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite concerns from several former national coaches that sending a young squad to the Badminton Asian Team Championships (BATC) in India next month would jeopardize Malaysia's chances of qualifying for the Thomas Cup Finals slated to be held in Kunshan, China from May 15-22. Technical Director of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Morten Frost Hansen however remained optimistic about his team's capabilities of making the prestigious biennial Thomas Cup finals.Malaysia is going to go through growing pains when they have such young players for BATC, but BadmintonPlanet.com agreed with Morten Frost, we should all look ahead to the future.

    Malaysia is going to go through growing pains when they have such young players for BATC, but BadmintonPlanet.com agreed with Morten Frost, we should all look ahead to the future.

  • Lee Chong Wei weathers slow start to lift Petaling Jaya over Puchong United

    Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysia Purple League saw an exciting fight on Wednesday, when the tie between the league's No. 3 team Petaling Jaya BC and Puchong United BC brought a lot of energy to the court.Lee Chong Wei strolls to easy win against Andre Kurniawan Tedjono in Malaysia Purple League.

    Lee Chong Wei strolls to easy win against Andre Kurniawan Tedjono in Malaysia Purple League.

  • 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.

  • Korea Masters: Zulfadli Zulkiffli romps into third round

    Jeonju City: No. 9 seed in men's singles Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia was in sizzling form in the first and second round of Korea Masters Grand Prix Gold on Wednesday, dashed past Korean Shin Kyung Deok 21-4, 21-5 in his first round match, and glided into the third round after he ushered Japanese Riichi Takeshita out of the tournament 21-15, 21-10 in the men's second round that was held later Wednesday.Best of luck to Zulfadli Zulkiffli at Korea Masters.

    Best of luck to Zulfadli Zulkiffli at Korea Masters.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Iskandar in Dutch Open quarters

    Almere: No. 7 seeds men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia on Thursday survived a stern test from unseeded world number 53 Bastian Kersaudy/Gaetan Mittelheisser of France to reach the quarter-finals of the Dutch Open after a tense three-set encounter.Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong have regained some upward momentum in their recent outings. (photo: BWF)

    Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong have regained some upward momentum in their recent outings. (photo: BWF)

  • Dutch Open: Iskandar Zainuddin, Soo Teck Zhi move into 3rd round

    Almere: Malaysia's unseeded shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin advanced to the third round after picked up two victories on opening day of the Dutch Open.

    The World No. 68 Malaysian pulled an upset today when he brushed aside No. 14 seed Anand Pawar of India 21-10, 21-15 in his first match.

    Iskandar then dispatched Rhys Walker of England 21-14, 21-11 to set up a third round clash with Ville Lang of Finland.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is one of the most promising young players from Malaysia.

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is one of the most promising young players from Malaysia.

  • Tee Jing Yi, Sony Dwi Kuncoro advance to Indonesia International Challenge final

    East Java: Women's singles No. 3 seed Tee Jing Yi and unseeded Indonesian Gregoria Mariska advanced to the Indonesia International Challenge final in contrasting fashion on Saturday. Both shuttlers will set up a fight of their title-deciding clash on Sunday.Sony Dwi Kuncoro will fly to Thailand for Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold after Indonesia International Challenge.

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro will fly to Thailand for Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold after Indonesia International Challenge.

  • Soo Teck Zhi scores upset at Indonesia International Challenge

    East Java: Soo Teck Zhi marched into semi-finals at Indonesia International Challenge after pulling off one of the biggest upsets yet on the men's side on Friday. The No. 7 seed, 20-year-old Malaysian defeated No. 1 Firman Abdul Kholik of Indonesia 13-21, 21-12, 21-13 in 78 minutes. This was Soo's second career win over Kholik after he managed to beat the Indonesian at last year's Malaysia Kuching International Challenge. In order to book a final berth, Soo will have to get past the Athens Olympic bronze medalist Sony Dwi Kuncoro on Saturday.Wish Tee Jing Yi good luck in the semis.

    Wish Tee Jing Yi good luck in the semis.

  • Daren Liew, Soo Teck Zhi, Tan Chun Seang, Tee Jing Yi roll at Indonesia International Challenge

    East Java: Daren Liew struggled but moved nearer to his potential second title of the year by defeating Thai player Pannawit Thongnuam 21-14, 18-21, 21-8 on Thursday at the Indonesia International Challenge. Liew claimed the confidence boosting Polish Open triumph in March 2015.Soo Teck Zhi needs to find a way to break through into senior levels. (photo: Raj Kiran Chobey)

    Soo Teck Zhi needs to find a way to break through into senior levels. (photo: Raj Kiran Chobey)

  • Indonesia International Challenge: Daren Liew, Soo Teck Zhi advance

    East Java: Malaysian shuttler Daren Liew fought from a set down to overcome Indonesian Ivanudin Rifan Fauzin 21-23, 21-4, 21-10 on Wednesday to advance to the third round of 2015 Indonesia International Challenge.

    Liew and Fauzin met for the first time in their career on Wednesday, and the Indonesia player who ranked world No. 190 was able to steal a set against Liew who ranked world No. 86. Fortunately, Daren Liew managed to play some superb badminton to fend off a fine effort from his young Indonesia opponent in 50 minutes. Liew will take on Thai player Pannawit Thongnuam who also encountered a tough fight in the men's singles second round, where he was made to work to dispatch Kaushal Dharmamer of India 17-21, 21-10, 21-16 in 55 minutes.Now its time for Daren Liew to deliver results.

    Now its time for Daren Liew to deliver results.

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