• Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong expected to make jumps in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: After they knocked off second seeds Marcus Ellis/Chris Langridge of England en route to winning the ´White Nights 2015´ International Challenge men's doubles title on Sunday, Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong a.k.a the diamond pair from Malaysia are expected to move up 20 positions to hit approximately No.70 in this week's Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.Koo Kien Keat (left) and Tan Boon Heong continue to shine in men's doubles badminton.

    Koo Kien Keat (left) and Tan Boon Heong continue to shine in men's doubles badminton.

  • Lee Chong Wei moves up 34 places to No. 65 in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: According the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday, Lee Chong Wei’s sweep of the recent US Open and Canada Open has increased his rankings to world No. 65.It must be an amazing feeling for Lee Chong Wei to win the US Open, his first individual title in over a year.

    It must be an amazing feeling for Lee Chong Wei to win the US Open, his first individual title in over a year.

  • Lee Chong Wei moves up to No. 99 in world rankings after US Open triumph

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei who had recently slumped to No. 180 in Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings last week, made a big leap in this week's BWF rankings released on Thursday, climbing 81 positions to world No. 99.

    Lee received 7,000 ranking points following his triumph at the US Open last week, which saw the Malaysian returned to the top 100 of the BWF rankings.Lee Chong Wei's upward trend in BWF rankings is bound to continue.

    Lee Chong Wei's upward trend in BWF rankings is bound to continue.

  • SEA Games: Chong Wei Feng in quarters, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit

    Singapore: Malaysia's singles shuttlers Chong Wei Feng, Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif advanced to the quarter-finals in the men’s singles category on Saturday after their wins.

    Chong Wei Feng crushed Pham Cao Cuong of Vietnam 21-14, 21-11 to set up a clash with Jonatan Christie of Indonesia on Sunday. Arif also eliminated Fongmalayseng P. of Laos to advance to quarter-finals of the men’s singles event.Chong Wei Feng had an easy first round match against Pham Cao Cuong.

    Chong Wei Feng had an easy first round match against Pham Cao Cuong.

  • Malaysia men's team ousted from SEA Games, women's team in final

    Singapore: 17-year-old Ihsan Maulana Mustofa scripted a dramatic third men's singles victory, combined with Ricky Karandasuwardi/Angga Pratama and Kevin Sanjaya/Marcus Fernaldi to win the two heart-stopping men's doubles matches as Indonesia's young guns lived up to the expectations by winning the SEA Games semi-finals tie against Malaysia in Singapore on Thursday.The Indonesian celebrate their team's thrilling win over Malaysia in front of Morten Frost. (photo: SEA Games)

    The Indonesian celebrate their team's thrilling win over Malaysia in front of Morten Frost. (photo: SEA Games)

  • Lee Chong Wei leads Malaysia into SEA Games semi-final

    Singapore: Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei needed just 13 minutes on court on Wednesday to blast past his opponent at the SEA Games men's team event. Lee took care of Cambodia's Cheng Phor Phom 21-10, 21-5 in just 13 minutes to bring Malaysia to a 3-0 team win.Lee Chong Wei always very calm on the badminton court.

    Lee Chong Wei always very calm on the badminton court.

  • Chen Long in quarters, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong ousted from Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: As one of the qualifying tournaments for next year’s Rio Olympics, this week’s BCA Indonesia Open has been more competitive than its previous editions.Mohammad Ahsan (back) and Hendra Setiawan are hoping for a good result at Indonesia Open

    Mohammad Ahsan (back) and Hendra Setiawan are hoping for a good result at Indonesia Open

  • Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong storm back to survive Australian Open scares

    Sydney: Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat have to fight hard to survive a stern test from world No. 15 Japanese men's doubles pair Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong win their opener at Australian Open with incredibly tight margins.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong win their opener at Australian Open with incredibly tight margins.

  • Lee Chong Wei still World No. 46 after Sudirman Cup? It's confusing!

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite being able to pull off strong comebacks by defeating world No. 34 Lee Dong Keun, world No. 4 Kidambi Srikanth, and world No. 5 Son Wan Ho at the 2015 Sudirman Cup, it's very confusing to see Lee Chong Wei to still remained at world No. 46 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings that updated on Thursday, May 21, 2015.Picture 1: Lee Chong Wei's BWF rankings for the week of May,14,2015

    Picture 1: Lee Chong Wei's BWF rankings for the week of May,14,2015

  • Sudirman Cup: Lee Chong Wei only bright spot as Malaysia bow out 1-3 to Korea

    Dongguan: Malaysia were hoping that history would repeat itself in the Sudirman Cup quarter-finals after they stunned Korea 3-2 in their first tie in Group 1D four days ago. However, Malaysia came up just short on Thursday with a 1-3 loss to three-time champions Korea.Despite loss of Malaysia, Lee Chong Wei has made a brilliant comeback at the 2015 Sudirman Cup.

    Despite loss of Malaysia, Lee Chong Wei has made a brilliant comeback at the 2015 Sudirman Cup.

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying send Malaysians past Indians, into Sudirman Cup quarters (video)

    Dongguan: Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying sealed a Sudirman Cup quarter-final place for Malaysia with a straight-sets win over Indian mixed doubles pair Sikki Reddy N./Arun Vishnu in a Group 1D Sudirman Cup tie in Dongguan, China on Monday.Lee Chong Wei thanks the crowd after his win over K. Srikanth at the 2015 Sudirman Cup. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei thanks the crowd after his win over K. Srikanth at the 2015 Sudirman Cup. (photo: Reuters)

  • Sudirman Cup: Lee Chong Wei leads Malaysia to upset Korea 3-2 (video)

    Dongguan: Even though Lee Chong Wei hasn't played in a tournament since last year's Asian Games, he was still the main star attraction on the first day of Sudirman Cup. The former world number one had the crowd in raptures from the moment he first stepped into the stadium until he defeated Lee Dong Keun of Korea 21-12, 21-10 in 45 minutes to put Malaysia ahead with 2-1 against Korea.Lee Chong Wei in action at the 2015 Sudirman Cup. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei in action at the 2015 Sudirman Cup. (photo: Reuters)

  • New Zealand Open: Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah reach semis

    Auckland: World No. 257 Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah of Malaysia overcame a shaky second set to secure their passages into the men's doubles semi-final of New Zealand Open on Friday. But following defeats for the other remaining Malaysian players, Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah found themselves to be Malaysia's sole hope in the tournament.Lim Khim Wah (left) and Hoon Thien How are both very talented men's doubles player. (photo: New Zealand badminton)

    Lim Khim Wah (left) and Hoon Thien How are both very talented men's doubles player. (photo: New Zealand badminton)

  • Arif, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong in New Zealand quarters

    Auckland: The Malaysia team experienced mixed results in the round three of New Zealand Open on Thursday as the team had several wins and losses.Hope Arif could do well at the New Zealand Open

    Hope Arif could do well at the New Zealand Open

  • Kidambi Srikanth, Lu Kai/Cai Yun lift Swiss Open

    Basel: With four out of five events went down to the wire, Sunday's Swiss Open finals could go down as one of the most exciting finals in Swiss Open history.

    World No. 4 Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who created a major upset in the 2014 China Open Super Series Premier by beating five-time World champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan, showed nerves of steel on Sunday to prevail over his Danish opponent Viktor Alexson who ranked sixth in the world, winning 21-15, 12-21, 21-14 in the thrilling summit clash of the USD 120,000 event as the contest lasted 47 minutes.Goh V Shem (pink shirt left)/Tan Wee Kiong put up a good fight before beaten by Cai Yun (blue shirt left)/Lu Kai at Swiss Open final

    Goh V Shem (pink shirt left)/Tan Wee Kiong put up a good fight before beaten by Cai Yun (blue shirt left)/Lu Kai at Swiss Open final

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Kidambi Srikanth in Swiss Open finals

    Basel: As Malaysia's sole representatives in the men's doubles, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were pushed hard by Indonesian pair Gideon Markus Fernaldi/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo before booking the Swiss Open final berths on Sunday.Kidambi Srikanth beats Jayaram to reach Swiss Open final (photo: Swiss Badminton Open)

    Kidambi Srikanth beats Jayaram to reach Swiss Open final (photo: Swiss Badminton Open)

  • Swiss Open: Tan Wee Kiong/Goh V Shem, Kidambi Srikanth in semis

    Basel: Malaysia's men’s doubles shuttlers Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong have cruised to the 2015 Swiss Open semi-finals after defeating Japan's Takuto Inoue/Yuki Kaneko 23-21, 21-18 at the quarter-finals of Swiss Open on Friday.Hope that Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong can pull through at the Swiss Open

    Hope that Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong can pull through at the Swiss Open

  • Swiss Open: Amelia A. Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho, Tan Wee Kiong/Goh V Shem in quarters

    Basel: The reigning 2015 Indian Masters GPG women's doubles champions Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho collected a hard-fought 21-16, 18-21, 21-16 triumph over Johanna Goliszewski/Carla Nelte of Germany in the third round of Swiss Open on Thursday.Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho continue to mature and get better

    Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho continue to mature and get better

  • Swiss Open: Daren Liew exits after wasting 4 match points

    Basel: Facing Anand Pawar of India in the second round of Swiss Open, Malaysian shuttler Daren Liew took an early lead as he broke the 16th seed to win the first set at 21-13.Daren Liew had a golden opportunity to win his second round match at Swiss Open and he just utterly failed. (photo: Badminton Swiss Open)

    Daren Liew had a golden opportunity to win his second round match at Swiss Open and he just utterly failed. (photo: Badminton Swiss Open)

  • Malaysian pairs fail to reach Malaysia Masters finals

    Kuching: With one fell rather easily and another failed to come back from one set down, two Malaysian pairs of mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing and men's doubles pair Tan Wee Kiong/Goh V Shem exited Malaysia Masters on Saturday and helped set another low point in Malaysian badminton.

    Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing were no match for the top seeds Joachim Fischer Nilsen/Christinna Pedersen of Denmark in mixed doubles semi-final, they were shut down by the Denmark pair 10-21, 7-21 in just 32 minutes.Goh V Shem (black shirt, right), Tan Wee Kiong shaking hands with their Taiwanese opponents at the end of the match

    Goh V Shem (black shirt, right), Tan Wee Kiong shaking hands with their Taiwanese opponents at the end of the match

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