• Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Lee Hyun-il, Ratchanok Intanon advance at Thailand Masters

    Bangkok: Predictably, Malaysian World No. 38 men's singles shuttler Zulfadli Zulkiffli made safe passage through to the third round of the Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters Badminton Championships in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday.Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite in women's singles at Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

    Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite in women's singles at Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing in Malaysia GPG finals

    Georgetown: An inspired Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong pair continued to fire on all cylinders in the quest for their first title of the year, as they shown what they have in store, bouncing back from one set deficit to topple No.1 seeds Kim Gi Jung/Kim Sa Rang of Korea 15-21, 21-18, 21-16 in the Malaysia Masters men's doubles semi-finals on Saturday.Let's go, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong! (photo: Bernama)

    Let's go, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong! (photo: Bernama)

  • 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: Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing upset Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto

    Georgetown: Playing their third mixed doubles match of the day and the fifth match for Tan Kian Meng (two qualification matches in mixed doubles and two qualification matches in men's doubles), not only that Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing did not feel drained and exhausted, they were rather energetic when they pulled off a huge upset by beating World No. 8 Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto 21-10, 21-16 in the first round of mixed doubles in Malaysia Masters on Tuesday.Wish Tan Kian Meng & Lai Pei Jing best of luck in the Malaysia Masters.

    Wish Tan Kian Meng & Lai Pei Jing best of luck in the Malaysia Masters.

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying get revenge, win Mexico City GP

    Mexico City: Malaysia's top mixed doubles pair, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying had their revenge at Mexico City GP finals over Choi Solgyu/Won Eom Hye by taking down the Koreans 21-14, 21-12 to win the Mexico City Grand Prix title on Sunday.Congratulations to Chan Peng Soon & Goh Liu Ying on winning the Mexico City GP.

    Congratulations to Chan Peng Soon & Goh Liu Ying on winning the Mexico City GP.

  • Mexico City GP: Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong ousted in semis

    Mexico City: About a day after celebrating their stunning comeback from a one set deficit against Heather Olver/Lauren Smith of England, women's doubles No. 1 seeds Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei found themselves struggling to maintain control over Shizuka Matsuo/Mami Naito of Japan, crashing out of the Mexico City GP semi-final with 16-21, 21-23 in 51 minutes on Saturday.Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying are one win away from the Mexico GP title.

    Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying are one win away from the Mexico GP title.

  • 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.

  • Mexico City GP: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong defeat 59-year-old Mathew Fogarty

    Mexico City: Although he is not young anymore, 59-year-old Mathew Fogarty of USA who was born in October 30, 1956, has put on an admirable efforts together with his partner Bjorn Seguin in the Mexico City GP men's doubles second round match against No. 2 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong from Malaysia on Thursday.Mathew Fogarty's passion for badminton really energized everyone around him. (photo: GettyImages)

    Mathew Fogarty's passion for badminton really energized everyone around him. (photo: GettyImages)

  • China Open: Lin Dan survives scare as Lee Chong Wei cruises

    Fuzhou: The two-time Olympic champion, and five-time world champion Lin Dan of China recovered from a set down to defeat compatriot Qiao Bin and kept his hope of a China Open crown alive in Fuzhou - while his nemesis Lee Chong Wei needed only 36 minutes to ease into the second round of China Open on Wednesday.Lin Dan knows how to adjust his game intelligently as he goes deeper into the tournament. (photo: Reuters)

    Lin Dan knows how to adjust his game intelligently as he goes deeper into the tournament. (photo: Reuters)

  • Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei emerge sole Malaysian survivors at Bitburger Open

    Saarbrucken: Malaysia's women's doubles pair Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei became the country’s sole survivor in the quarter-finals of Bitburger Open as two others crashed out of the tournament.

    Having lost the opener 16-21, the world No. 10 pair of Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei hit back to take the second 21-16, before pulling off a hard-fought victory in rubber-set, winning the third set 21-9 following an enthralling 57 minutes contest.Best of luck to Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei in Bitburger semis.

    Best of luck to Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei in Bitburger semis.

  • Chong Wei Feng, Tommy Sugiarto ousted at Bitburger Open

    Saarbrucken: Malaysian Chong Wei Feng pressed and fought, but ultimately failed to escape the Bitburger Open men's singles third round against German No. 3 seed Marc Zwiebler on Thursday. Zwiebler's 17-21, 21-13, 21-17 victory was his second against Chong in their 3rd career meetings.Roger Federer survives major scare on Thursday to advance to Bitburger Open quarter-finals.

    Roger Federer survives major scare on Thursday to advance to Bitburger Open quarter-finals.

  • Hong Kong Open draw: Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long placed in same half

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, and two-time world champion Chen Long were all placed in the same section of the Hong Kong Open draw that was released on Tuesday.Lee Chong Wei will be tested by Chen Long and Lin Dan at Hong Kong Open.

    Lee Chong Wei will be tested by Chen Long and Lin Dan at Hong Kong Open.

  • French Open: Chong Wei Feng advances, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying & Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir exit

    Paris: Both Chong Wei Feng and Tee Jing Yee of Malaysia have breezed into the French Open main draw on Tuesday while two mixed doubles pairs Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying and Wong Fai Yin/Chow Mei Kuan were disappointed with first-round exits.Hope Chong Wei Feng can go one step further at French Open.

    Hope Chong Wei Feng can go one step further at French Open.

  • Kenichi Tago, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying knocked out of Denmark Open

    Copenhagen: Kenichi Tago suffered another shock early exit at the Denmark Open as he was knocked out in his opening qualifying match by world No 136 Kim Bruun of Denmark.

    The world No. 39 Japanese was struggling to close out the match after he took the first set 21-11, but squandered a leading a 17-14 lead to lose to Bruun 17-21 in the second set. Tago's stamina was no longer what it used to be, he struggled to adjust to the fast-paced game in the third set played by Bruun, who eventually wrapped up the 63 minutes match by brushing aside the Japanese 21-16 in the third set.Hope Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying can make huge breakthrough at their upcoming Superseries events.

    Hope Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying can make huge breakthrough at their upcoming Superseries events.

  • Korea Open to kick off with Lee Chong Wei playing at qualifying round

    Seoul: The Victor Korea Open Badminton Championships will see quite a few stars when the total USD $600,000 prize money event kicks off the qualifying and mixed doubles first round in Seoul on Tuesday. Qualifiers who reach third round of qualifying will automatically be included in the main draw. Most of the Korea Open main-draw matches will start on September 16, finish on September 20.The men's draw at Korea Open would buy Lee Chong Wei some breathing room compare to Japan Open.

    The men's draw at Korea Open would buy Lee Chong Wei some breathing room compare to Japan Open.

  • Tommy Sugiarto eases through, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying out in Vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh City: Tommy Sugiarto earned a big boost of momentum with a 21-14, 21-19 victory over unseeded compatriot Ginting Anthony on Saturday at the men's singles semi-finals at Vietnam Open.

    Sugiarto raced to 17-6 in the opening set before he eased past Anthony 21-14 to claim the first set. However, 18-year-old Ginting Anthony provided stiffer resistance in the second set, battled competitively for each and every single point to level the score at 19-19. Sugiarto held his nerve and kept his cool, reeling off the next two points to clinch the second set with 21-19. He will take on South Korean Lee Hyun-Il in the men's final on Sunday.Tommy Sugiarto is one win away from winning the Vietnam Open title. (photo: AFP)

    Tommy Sugiarto is one win away from winning the Vietnam Open title. (photo: AFP)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Chong Wei Feng reach semi-finals at Vietnam Open

    Ho Chi Minh City: World No. 19 Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia brushed aside Indonesia’s Andrei Adistia/Vita Marissa in straight sets to advance to the mixed doubles semi-finals of the Vietnam Open on Friday.Good luck to Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in the Vietnam Open semi-finals.

    Good luck to Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in the Vietnam Open semi-finals.

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying savor sweet revenge over Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto

    Ho Chi Minh City: Revenge proved sweet for Malaysia's Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying and now they have No. 6 seeds Andrei Adistia/Vita Marissa in their sights at the Vietnam Open.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying get revenge on Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto.

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying get revenge on Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto.

  • Chong Wei Feng, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong advance at Vietnam Open

    Ho Chi Minh City: Malaysian men’s singles player Chong Wei Feng battled back from a set down to complete a 19-21, 21-16, 21-18 victory over his South Korean opponent Heo Kwang Hee, reaching the third round of the Vietnam Open on Wednesday. The world No. 39 Malaysian will play veteran from Vietnam Nguyen Tien Minh in the third round.Koo Kien Keat/ Tan Boon Heong breezed into round 2 of Vietnam Open. (photo: BWF)

    Koo Kien Keat/ Tan Boon Heong breezed into round 2 of Vietnam Open. (photo: BWF)

  • Chong Wei Feng, Zulfadli Zulkiffli advance in Vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh City: Malaysian shuttler Chong Wei Feng kicked off his Vietnam Open campaign with a straight-set victory over Chan Yan Kit of Hong Kong 21-17, 21-5 in the men's singles first round on Tuesday. Chong will play South Korean Heo Kwang Hee in the second round.Zulfadli Zulkiffli off to a good start at the Vietnam Open.

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli off to a good start at the Vietnam Open.

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