• Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan in same half of 2017 Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: There will be no Lee Chong Wei vs. Lin Dan final at this year’s Badminton Asia Championships. Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan have been drawn in the same half of the draw, while Chen Long and Son Wan Ho could meet in the other semifinal, if the seeds hold.Hope to see another epic battle between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan in Wuhan.

    Hope to see another epic battle between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan in Wuhan.

  • Lin Dan & Tian Houwei in China Masters semis, Chen Long may not make world championships

    Changzhou: Chinese players showed their dominance in Friday’s China Masters quarter-finals at Changzhou, Jiangsu, China, which saw all four semi-final spots monopolized by the Chinese shuttlers.A backhand return from Lin Dan at the 2017 China Masters.

    A backhand return from Lin Dan at the 2017 China Masters.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan on course for Malaysia Open showdown

    Kuching: Less than a month after Lee Chong Wei claimed his fourth All England in Birmingham, the Malaysian badminton superstar continued his stellar form in the Malaysia Open quarter-finals.Lee Chong Wei thanks fans after his Malaysia Open quarter-final victory. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei thanks fans after his Malaysia Open quarter-final victory. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan advance, Viktor Axelsen crashes out of Malaysia Open

    Kuching: The 2017 Malaysia Open in Kuching, Malaysia, has been an action-packed affair since day 1, and Thursday was no different.

    With Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Chen Long all in action, the Malaysian fans were extremely excited and filled about 85 per cent of the stadium.Lee Chong Wei beats Hu Yun of Hong Kong in the 2017 Malaysia Open second round. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei beats Hu Yun of Hong Kong in the 2017 Malaysia Open second round. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan & Chen Long move into Malaysia Open 2nd round

    Kuching: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei has advanced into the second round of the Malaysia Open with a straight-sets victory over Rajiv Ouseph of England at the Perpaduan Negeri Sarawak Stadium in Petra Jaya on Wednesday.Lee Chong Wei greets Rajiv Ouseph after clinching victory at Malaysia Open. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei greets Rajiv Ouseph after clinching victory at Malaysia Open. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long looking forward to meet Lee Chong Wei in Malaysia Open

    Kuching: While Badminton fans are expecting another Lee Chong Wei vs. Lin Dan at the 2017 Malaysia Open final, both of them need to clear several hurdles before setting up another epic battle.Chen Long is one of the strong favorites to win 2017 Malaysia Open. (photo: AP)

    Chen Long is one of the strong favorites to win 2017 Malaysia Open. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei continues dominance on BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian superstar Lee Chong Wei has continued his domination on an unchanged top 7 in the latest world badminton rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei still has the desire to win more badminton titles. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei still has the desire to win more badminton titles. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long crashes out, Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan advance to All England quarters

    Birmingham: Rio Olympic champion Chen Long is out of the 2017 All England after suffering a second-round loss to Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand on Thursday. Chen who lost to Wang Tzu Wei of Taiwan at last week's German Open semi-finals, was knocked out by Saensomboonsuk 16-21, 19-21 in 50 minutes.After last's week's German Open semi-finals defeat, Chen Long makes another early exit at All England. (photo: AFP)

    After last's week's German Open semi-finals defeat, Chen Long makes another early exit at All England. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan through to All England second round

    Birmingham: Lee Chong Wei made a winning return to competitive badminton on Wednesday after suffering a Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) on his left knee last month, thrilling his supporters at Barclaycard Arena as he beat France player Brice Leverdez 21-15, 21-12 to advance to the second round.Lee Chong Wei plays with some strapping on his left knee on Wednesday. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei plays with some strapping on his left knee on Wednesday. (photo: AP)

  • Chen Long loses in German Open semi-finals

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: No. 2 seed Chen Long has fallen short of a berth in the final of the German Open, beaten by Taiwanese and No. 14 seed Wang Tzu Wei on Saturday.Despite huge disappointment at German Open, Chen Long will shift his attention to the All England. (photo: AP)

    Despite huge disappointment at German Open, Chen Long will shift his attention to the All England. (photo: AP)

  • Chen Long advances, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying fizzle out at German Open

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: The second seed and Olympic champion Chen Long advanced to the semi-finals of the $120,000 German Open on Friday.Chen Long cruises into German Open semi-finals. (photo:AP)

    Chen Long cruises into German Open semi-finals. (photo:AP)

  • Lin Dan crashes out, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying survive a thriller at German Open

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: Denmark's unseeded Emil Holst produced the performance of his life to send two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan crashing out of the German Open men's singles third round on Thursday.We hope Lin Dan will bounce back strong. (photo: AP)

    We hope Lin Dan will bounce back strong. (photo: AP)

  • Lin Dan, Chen Long advance to German Open 3rd round

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan and Rio Olympic champion Chen Long easily defeated their respective opponents to cruise into the men’s singles third round of the German Open on Wednesday.Lin Dan aims to win the German Open title. (photo: AP)

    Lin Dan aims to win the German Open title. (photo: AP)

  • Lin Dan, Chen Long depart for German Open

    Beijing: The team of China’s badminton players has left for the 2017 German Open that will be held in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany from Feb 28th to March 5th.Lin Dan departs on Saturday for 2017 German Open. (photo: OSsports)

    Lin Dan departs on Saturday for 2017 German Open. (photo: OSsports)

  • Lee Chong Wei named top seed at All England, could meet Chen Long in semis

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced full list of seeds for the 2017 All England tournament that will be held at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England from March 7-12.Lee Chong Wei is being wise to rehab his injury and not rush back.

    Lee Chong Wei is being wise to rehab his injury and not rush back.

  • Chen Long's Qingdao beat Guangdong to lift 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League title

    Beijing: Rio Olympic champion Chen Long led Qingdao to emerge victorious over Guangdong New Century by clinching the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) title on Feb 2nd, 2017.Chen Long and Qingdao team win the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) title.

    Chen Long and Qingdao team win the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) title.

  • Chen Long helps Qingdao enter final of 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL)

    Beijing: Rio Olympic champion Chen Long gave the undefeated Qingdao a crucial edge in their China Badminton Super League (CBSL) semi-final tie against Zhejiang. Chen claimed a thrilling three-set 20-22, 21-11, 21-18 win over the inspired Ye Binghong in the men's singles match to help Qingdao stayed in contention by levelling the score at 2-2.Chen Long takes selfie after his semi-final victory in the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

    Chen Long takes selfie after his semi-final victory in the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

  • Chen Long steamrolls Shi Yuqi in their 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) tie

    Beijing: Chen Long returned to Qingdao's lineup after a one-game absence as he spearheaded his team to a 3-2 win against the Jiangsu team in the 10th leg of China Badminton Super League (CBSL) tie that was held on Thursday.Chen Long has been a remarkably stable player in the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

    Chen Long has been a remarkably stable player in the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

  • China Badminton Super League (CBSL): Chen Long leads Qingdao to victory over Liaoning

    Beijing: Last year's China Badminton Super League (CBSL) defending champions Qingdao had very little trouble in their tie against Liaoning on Saturday as the Chen Long-led Qingdao drubbed Liaoning 4-1.Chen Long plays a very stable and delightful game in China Badminton Super League (CBSL) on Saturday.

    Chen Long plays a very stable and delightful game in China Badminton Super League (CBSL) on Saturday.

  • The top 10 badminton stories of 2016

    Kuala Lumpur: As 2016 rolls to an end, BadmintonPlanet.com looks back at the top 10 badminton moments of 2016. Our list doesn’t necessarily contain every great moment for every champion, but the moments that best defined the year in badminton or introduced us to the stars of tomorrow.Top 10 biggest badminton moments Of 2016.

    Top 10 biggest badminton moments Of 2016.

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