BIRMINGHAM: Four-time world champion Fu Haifeng believes that his 12-year partnership with Cai Yun has come to an end.
The 30-year-old Haifeng and Cai Yun are one of the most celebrated men’s doubles pairs in the world.
Together, they have won four world titles, an Olympic gold medal (2008), and led China to the Thomas Cup for six straight editions since 2004.
Although Haifeng is not ready to call time on his career, he believes that the partnership with Cai Yun is no longer viable.
In fact, Haifeng has already started trying out several different partners since the world championships in Guangzhou last year, namely with Hong Wei and Zhang Nan.