• Lin Dan, Chen Long not competing in BATC

    Beijing: China have decided to send their men's squad for the Badminton Asian Team Championship (BATC) slated to be held in India from Feb 15 to Feb 21 without Lin Dan and Chen Long.

    Li Xuerui and Wang Yihan have also been excluded from the China women's BATC squad.China to ensure Chen Long and Lin Dan get enough rest time prior to Rio Olympic.

    China to ensure Chen Long and Lin Dan get enough rest time prior to Rio Olympic.

  • Chen Long, Carolina Marin and Saina Nehwal sets sights on Dubai Superseries Finals title

    Dubai: After winning seven major titles including the World Championship and All-England men's titles, world No. 1 Chen Long hopes to finish the most successful year of his career by winning adding the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Superseries Finals title under his belt.The all-star badminton players pose for picture with the Superseries Finals organizers. (photo: BWF)

    The all-star badminton players pose for picture with the Superseries Finals organizers. (photo: BWF)

  • P.V. Sindhu beats Minatsu Mitani to win Macau Open title

    Macau: India's P.V Sindhu put a magnificent finishing  touch to her 2015 season by beating Japanese Minatsu Mitani 21-9, 21-23, 21-14 to win her third consecutive Macau Open title on Sunday.Congratulations to P.V Sindhu, another great win!

    Congratulations to P.V Sindhu, another great win!

  • Goh Soon Huat pulls past B. S Praneeth into Macau Open semis

    Macau: Malaysian men's singles shuttler Goh Soon Huat had to roll through a spirited opponent on Friday before he found a way to summon his best badminton when it mattered the most to race past India's B. Sai Praneeth down the stretch with 21-16, 21-23, 21-13 in 70 minutes.P. V Sindhu is two wins away from her first major trophy this season.

    P. V Sindhu is two wins away from her first major trophy this season.

  • Lee Chong Wei withdraws from Macau Open

    Macau: Lee Chong Wei has pulled out of the Macau Open citing a knee injury he sustained at Sunday's Hong Kong Open final against Tian Houwei, whom he beat 21-16, 21-15.It's a good thing for Lee Chong Wei to take some time off from badminton. (photo:oaspcort)

    It's a good thing for Lee Chong Wei to take some time off from badminton. (photo:oaspcort)

  • Return of the King: Lee Chong Wei captures Hong Kong Open (video)

    Hong Kong: No one imagined he would, or could ever return to his athletic endeavor after spending eight months away from badminton court. Yet, with heart and soul made of steel, Lee Chong Wei defied all the odds, kept on fighting and created an inspiring comeback and re-established himself as true champion in the sport of badminton.Both Muhammad Ali and Lee Chong Wei are true champions of their sports. (photo: Maxim)

    Both Muhammad Ali and Lee Chong Wei are true champions of their sports. (photo: Maxim)

  • Lee Chong Wei beats Ng Ka Long to meet Tian Houwei in Hong Kong Open final

    Hong Kong: Unseeded former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei put on an impressive display against local favorite Angus Ng Ka Long at the Hong Kong Open semi-finals, stretching his head-to-head record against the Hong Konger to 3-0 with a 21-19, 21-14 victory at Hong Kong Coliseum on Saturday.Lee Chong Wei defeats Ng Ka Long in Hong Kong Open semi-finals. (photo: Xinhua)

    Lee Chong Wei defeats Ng Ka Long in Hong Kong Open semi-finals. (photo: Xinhua)

  • Lee Chong Wei fights back to beat Chen Long at Hong Kong Open (video)

    Hong Kong: Unseeded former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei showed he has returned to the top of the men's badminton world, when he bounced back after dropping the first set to trounce current world No. 1 Chen Long and reached the semi-finals at the Hong Kong Open on Friday.Lee Chong Wei improves his head-to-head record against Chen Long to 11-12 after Friday's victory. (photo: Ocsports)

    Lee Chong Wei improves his head-to-head record against Chen Long to 11-12 after Friday's victory. (photo: Ocsports)

  • Japan Open: Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan, Carolina Marin ousted

    Tokyo: Lin Dan and Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong were winners but reigning world champions in both men's doubles and women’s singles - Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan and Carolina Marin were beaten in a day of upsets in the quarter-finals at the Japan Open on Friday.

    No. 5 seed Lin Dan of China who defeated Lee Chong Wei two days ago, handily defeated Tian Houwei 21-14, 21-18 in 59 minutes in the men's singles quarter-finals. Lin will clash with Tommy Sugiarto in the semi-finals. Indonesian Sugiarto needing less than 33 minutes to declare a 21-10, 21-5 victory over compatriot Ihsan Maulana Mustofa at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan (left) should increase their stability. (photo: PBSI)

    Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan (left) should increase their stability. (photo: PBSI)

  • Japan Open: Lee Chong Wei's loss to Lin Dan not devastating

    Tokyo: Even though a lot of badminton fans were hoping Lee Chong Wei could beat Lin Dan in the second round of Japan Open, but the cold reality is that Lin Dan who was not in the prime of his career, could still deliver a fatal blow to Lee by winning 25th time in their 34 meetings on Thursday.Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei walking into the court to get ready for their match on Thursday. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei walking into the court to get ready for their match on Thursday. (photo: AFP)

  • Saina Nehwal in Australian Open quarters, K. Srikanth out

    Sydney: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal notched up a hard-fought three-game win over China’s Sun Yu to emerge as the lone Indian survivor in Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament on Thursday.Saina Nehwal is a big threat to Chinese women's team in Australian Open

    Saina Nehwal is a big threat to Chinese women's team in Australian Open

  • Lin Dan & Setiawan/Ahsan in Asia Championships final, Chen Long grants walkover

    Wuhan: No.2 seed Lin Dan was on course to defend the men's singles crown when he needed 49 minutes to defeat No.7 seed - last week's China Masters champion Wang Zhengming in straight sets 21-14, 21-17 in the semi-finals on Saturday to advance into the final of the Badminton Asia Championships.Lin Dan is on course to defend the Badminton Asia Championships title

    Lin Dan is on course to defend the Badminton Asia Championships title

  • Videos of Bitburger Badminton Open semi-finals

    Video of Bitburger Badminton Open semi-finals

    Carolina Marin at Bitburger Badminton Open

    Carolina Marin at Bitburger Badminton Open

  • Chou Tien Chen beats Tian Houwei to reach Bitburger Open final

    Germany: In one of the gutsiest comebacks on his career, French Open champion Chou Tien Chen clawing his way back in the decider from 0-6, 4-11, to level the score at 17-17, 19-19 against his Chinese opponent Tian Houwei in Bitburger Open semi-final.Chou Tien Chen was ecstatic over his remarkable come from behind win

    Chou Tien Chen was ecstatic over his remarkable come from behind win

  • Great Wall of China in World Championships

    Kuala Lumpur: What was Badminton World Federation (BWF) thinking by allowing four Chinese players to compete in the World Championships, Copenhagen this coming August? On Thursday, BWF has decided to allow Tian Houwei to play in the World Championships after Singaporean Ashton Chen withdrew from the competition.The fantastic four of China - Chen Long, Wang Zhengming, Tian Houwei, Du Pengyu

    The fantastic four of China - Chen Long, Wang Zhengming, Tian Houwei, Du Pengyu

    Other Chinese players who already qualified for the world meet are Chen Long, Wang Zhengming and Du Pengyu.

  • Video - China Masters GP Gold Men's Singles Final - Lin Dan vs Tian Houwei

     
  • Exclusive coverage from BadmintonPlanet.com: Oh baby, Lin Dan does it again!

    Changzhou: Came off of a 8 months long "vacation", Lin Dan still showed good footwork, displayed poise in his drop shots and smashes, and kept his composure well. Lin Dan happily posed for pictures with Tian Houwei after the match

    Lin Dan happily posed for pictures with Tian Houwei after the match
    Lin Dan defeated Tian Houwei from China to lift the men's singles title in the China Masters GP Gold.

  • Exclusive coverage from BadmintonPlanet.com: China shows its dominance in China Masters GP Gold

    Changzhou: China made it a clean sweep at China Masters GP Gold finals tomorrow following a spectacular all Chinese finals in all five categories.

    The most anticipated match of the semi-finals was undoubtedly the match between Lin Dan and defending champion, Wang Zhengming. Lin Dan won all 3 of their previous meetings.Lin Dan beats Wang Zhengming to reach final

    Lin Dan beats Wang Zhengming to reach final

  • 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.

     

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