• 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.

  • Perak Open: Daren Liew ousted in quarters, Lee Chong Wei/Vivian Hoo ease to semis

    Perak: Defending champion Daren Liew took the Perak Open men's singles match all the way to its limit only to fall short after being beaten in the quarter-final by Soong Joo Ven on Tuesday.

    The 28-year-old fourth seed went down 22-20, 13-21, 9-21 to Soong Joo Ven, who is ranked No. 112 in the world.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin plays relentlessly and aggressively in the Perak Open quarter-finals.

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin plays relentlessly and aggressively in the Perak Open quarter-finals.

  • Lee Chong Wei/Vivian Hoo to 2nd round at 2015 Perak Open

    Perak: Whether it was for fun or whether Lee Chong Wei needed to create some room for the very much-needed relaxation ahead of world championships, the serious Perak Open badminton tournament that kicked off three days ago, turned in to a fun time when Lee stepped onto badminton court with Vivian Hoo to play in the first round of mixed doubles on Monday. Lee/Vivian's scary power, speed and athleticism proved too much for a courageous Mohd Lutfi Zaim Bin Abdul Khalid/Julia Wong Pei Xian pair, winning the match 21-10, 21-16 and advancing into second round where they will face Lim Tiat Long/Ng Sin Zou on Tuesday.Lee Chong Wei seems to enjoy playing mixed doubles with Vivian Hoo. (photo: howkt)

    Lee Chong Wei seems to enjoy playing mixed doubles with Vivian Hoo. (photo: howkt)

  • Malaysian Open: Zulfadli Zulkifli saves the day for Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2011 BWF world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkifli became the sole Malaysia men's singles representative who successfully made it to the main draw at the Malaysian Open on Tuesday. Zulkifli prevented Malaysia from creating an embarrassing record where for the first time in the history of Malaysian Open, no Malaysian men's singles player could make it to main draw.Zulfadli Zulkifli is a talented player that needs great coaching program in order to become a world class player

    Zulfadli Zulkifli is a talented player that needs great coaching program in order to become a world class player

  • One down, more to go for Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Daren Liew

    Kuala Lumpur: After winning the Polish Open on Saturday, Malaysian mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying will be traveling to Orleans, France in preparation for the 2015 Orleans International that will be held from March 26 to March 29, 2015.

    Malaysia's doubles coach Jeremy Gan told reporter that he was happy with how the pair played in the Polish Open.Daren Liew, Goh Liu Ying, and Chan Peng Soon after winning the Polish Open(photo:Lim Joe Heang)

    Daren Liew, Goh Liu Ying, and Chan Peng Soon after winning the Polish Open(photo:Lim Joe Heang)

  • Daren Liew, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying win Polish Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia shuttler Daren Liew finally achieved the breakthrough he badly desired after putting up a stunning show to beat fifth seed Emil Holst of Denmark to win the 41st Polish Open men's singles title.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying (orange shirt) shake hands with their opponents following the match.

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying (orange shirt) shake hands with their opponents following the match.

  • Daren Liew, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying advance to Polish Open finals

    Arlamow: With total of 138 players from 38 different countries that participating in the 41st Yonex Polish Open, in Arlamow, Poland, Malaysian shuttlers Daren Liew, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying managed to outlast their opponents to storm into the Polish Open finals.Peng Soon-Liu Ying seal their place in the Poland Open final

    Peng Soon-Liu Ying seal their place in the Poland Open final

  • 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)

  • Swiss Open: Straight-set wins for Daren, Arif and Zulfadli

    Basel: Daren Liew and Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif were among the first round winners on Tuesday at the USD120, 000 Swiss Open.Wish Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif all the best at the Swiss Open

    Wish Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif all the best at the Swiss Open

  • Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon, Goh Soon Huat enter Kuala Lumpur Open final

    Kuala Lumpur: After spending most of 2014 recovering from her knee surgery, Goh Liu Ying's partnership with Chan Peng Soon looked to be more successful than expected as they reached the mixed doubles finals of their first tournament together after a 10-month separation.Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon (right) are eyeing the Kuala Lumpur Open title

    Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon (right) are eyeing the Kuala Lumpur Open title

  • Goh Jin Wei, Goh Soon Huat in semis of Kuala Lumpur Open

    Kuala Lumpur: She came, she smiled and she took care of her senior. Goh Jin Wei, the 15 year-old baby-faced killer out of Penang advanced to the semi-final of Kuala Lumpur Open on Friday, after seeing off the reigning Malaysian women's singles champion Yang Li Lian who left Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) recently 22-24, 21-1, 21-17 in a 62 minutes thriller.The young Goh Jin Wei has a big heart!

    The young Goh Jin Wei has a big heart!

  • Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon attempt to bounce back at K.L Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's badminton mixed doubles specialist Goh Liu Ying who has not played with her longtime partner Chan Peng Soon since underwent a knee injury in May 2014, hoped to make a comeback at the Kuala Lumpur Open that started on Feb 11.Chan Peng Soon / Goh Liu Ying used to form a formidable pairing in mixed doubles

    Chan Peng Soon / Goh Liu Ying used to form a formidable pairing in mixed doubles

  • Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal in 3rd round of India Masters

    Lucknow: World number four Kidambi Srikanth and Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap sailed into the third round of Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after scoring easy wins on what turned out to be a good outing for Indian shuttlers here today.

    This was after country's top women shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu made it to the second round.Kidambi Srikanth (third right), Parupalli Kashyap (second right) advance to third round of Syed Modi Badminton

    Kidambi Srikanth (third right), Parupalli Kashyap (second right) advance to third round of Syed Modi Badminton

  • Malaysia Masters: Daren Liew survives Zulfadli Zulkiffli scare; Wei Feng, Tan/Hoon exit

    Kuching: Malaysian shuttler Daren Liew appeared ready to put a turbulent 2014 behind him on Thursday as he had to battle hard to beat Malaysian champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli 23-21, 22-20 in a two-set thriller to advance into the Malaysia Masters quarter-finals.Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How has the potential to evolve into world top 10, if they could loose weight and could improve their physical stamina

    Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How has the potential to evolve into world top 10, if they could loose weight and could improve their physical stamina

  • Chong Wei Feng, Daren Liew ease into 2nd round of Malaysia Masters

    Kuching: Other than water leaks that caused by a heavy downpour, things seemed to go relatively smoothly inside Stadium Perpaduan Kuching on Wednesday.

    In the first round of 2015 Yonex Sunrise Malaysia Masters, 27-year-old Malaysian shuttler Chong Wei Feng was bursting with confidence, fought back from one set down to fly past Indonesian Sony Dwi Kuncoro 14-21, 21-15, 21-16 in 61 minutes.Chong Wei Feng needs to step up in absence of Lee Chong Wei

    Chong Wei Feng needs to step up in absence of Lee Chong Wei

  • Day 1: Yonex Sunrise Malaysia Masters 2015

    Kuching: There are a lot of ways to get a player disqualified from a badminton tournament, Thailand's women's singles Nitchaon Jindapon was made ineligible for the Yonex Sunrise Malaysia Masters 2015 when her was entered incorrectly as Nitchaon Jindapol instead of Nitchaon Jindapon.Wish Chong Wei Feng (left) and Daren Liew good luck at the Malaysia Masters

    Wish Chong Wei Feng (left) and Daren Liew good luck at the Malaysia Masters

  • Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen sends Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong packing in National GP semis

    Kuala Terengganu: The reigning Sabah Open champion Mak Hee Chun-Tan Bin Shen pulled off a stunning, 24-22,13-21,21-13 upset win over tournament favorite Commonwealth Games champion Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong in an intense battle at the semi-final of National GP finals, Kuala Terengganu on Monday.Mak Hee Chun, Tan Bin Shen:Hang in there, keep fcous, play your best and see what happens

    Mak Hee Chun, Tan Bin Shen:Hang in there, keep fcous, play your best and see what happens

    Mak-Tan will clash with Malaysia's national backup shuttlers Tan Wee Gieen-Teo Ee Yi for the National GP Finals title.

  • Lim Chi Wing plays Daren Liew in semis of National GP Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's back-up men’s singles shuttlers Lim Chi Wing who won the Vietnam International Series title in October, has done just enough to qualify for the National Grand Prix Finals in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.

    Despite losing to R. Satheishtharan 21-13, 12-21, 14-21 on Sunday morning, Lim Chi Wing defeated second seed Lim Fang Yang 21-17, 21-10 later in the afternoon. Together with his victory against Goh Giap Chin on Saturday, he has earned sufficient points to come out on top in Group B.Lim Chi Wing (right) could be promoted to Malaysia's senior squad if he manage to defeat Daren Liew in the men's singles semi-final

    Lim Chi Wing (right) could be promoted to Malaysia's senior squad if he manage to defeat Daren Liew in the men's singles semi-final

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