• Chen Long wins BWF World Superseries title in Dubai

    Dubai: World number two Chen Long of China finished 2014 on a high note by winning the Dubai BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Superseries Finals men's singles title on Sunday, cruising past Denmark shuttler Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 21-16, 21-10 in 47 minutes.Chen Long clinches BWF World Superseries title in Dubai after beating Hans-Kristian Vittinghus

    Chen Long clinches BWF World Superseries title in Dubai after beating Hans-Kristian Vittinghus

  • Chen Long vs Hans-Kristian Vittinghus at 2014 Dubai Superseries final

    Dubai: China's World champion and tournament top seed Chen Long survived a scare against India's Kidambi Srikanth tonight on his way to the men's finals of the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals.

    Srikanth, India's remaining hope in the competition, and the 2014 China Open winner, started strongly and raced to an 18-15 lead in the first game before Chen found his rhythm, eventually running out the winner 21-18, 21-9.Chen Long will meet Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Men's Finals

    Chen Long will meet Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Men's Finals

  • K. Srikanth & Chen Long on Dubai Superseries semi-final collision course

    Chen Long takes on K. Srikanth in the Dubai Superseries semi-final

    Chen Long takes on K. Srikanth in the Dubai Superseries semi-final

  • Chen Long, K. Srikanth book Dubai semi-final berths

    Dubai: World number two Chen Long, fought back from a set down, to beat Danish badminton player Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 13-21 21-10 21-9 in 57 minutes on Thursday.China men's badminton team enjoy the Arabic style at Dubai

    China men's badminton team enjoy the Arabic style at Dubai

  • Superseries Finals: Chen Long, Jan Jorgensen start with win

    Dubai: Chen Long of China got off to a good start on day 1 of the BWF Superseries Finals campaign with a victory over Kenichi Tago.

    Kenichi Tago took a three-point lead over Chen Long in the first five minutes of the game and smashed his way through grabbing another point on a trot. The number one seed Chen however managed to reduce the gap by defending strongly and chasing the shuttle for a smart smash across to the Japanese rival.Jan O Jorgensen defeats Tommy Sugiarto in Dubai BWF Superseries Finals on Wednesday

    Jan O Jorgensen defeats Tommy Sugiarto in Dubai BWF Superseries Finals on Wednesday

  • Chen Long & Saina Nehwal are the favorites in Superseries Finals

    Dubai: In the absence of world number one men's singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei and world number one women's singles shuttler Li Xuerui, doors are wide open for Chen Long and Saina Nehwal at the BWF Superseries Finals.

    In addition to his two Superseries titles - South Korea and Denmark and his World Championship victory, Chen Long of China also aiming to complete his 2014 run with the BWF Superseries Finals title.Chen Logn is clear-cut favorite to win the BWF Superseries Finals title

    Chen Logn is clear-cut favorite to win the BWF Superseries Finals title

  • Chen Long & Zhao Yunlei are 2014 BWF player of the year

    Dubai: Chen Long and Zhao Yunlei of China won the 2014 best men's and women's player awards on Monday.

    2014 is a year of mixed results for world number two Chen Long. He failed to deliver for China at the Thomas Cup Finals in May. Playing at No.1, he lost to Kenichi Tago as China crashed out 0-3 to Japan in the semi-finals. Chen Long also lost to Son Wan-ho in the men's singles final of the Hong Kong Open in November as well as in the Incheon Asian Games team event final. Chen, however, won the Korea Open early this year and won his first world championships title in August, he also finished runner-up at All England and India Open. Zhao Yunlei, Chen Long, Akane Yamaguchi (from left)

    Zhao Yunlei, Chen Long, Akane Yamaguchi (from left)

  • Chen Long, Saina Nehwal ready to rock at Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: Badminton arrives in Dubai for the first time this week, with the season ending BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals taking place at the Hamdan Sports Complex from 17-21 December.Good luck to Chen Long and Saina Nehwal at Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Good luck to Chen Long and Saina Nehwal at Dubai World Superseries Finals

  • BWF 2014 badminton players of the year nominees

    Dubai: The Badminton World Federation will recognize its top badminton players for the year of 2014 at the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals kick off ceremony on Monday evening.2014 badminton player of the year nominees - Lin Dan, Chen Long, Lee Yong Dae, Yoo Yeon Seong, Zhang Nan

    2014 badminton player of the year nominees - Lin Dan, Chen Long, Lee Yong Dae, Yoo Yeon Seong, Zhang Nan

  • Chen Long, Ratchanok Intanon ready for Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: In the absence of Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long of China took over the top spot in the official BWF Destination Dubai Rankings with 68,260 points this season, earning the right to lead a field that also includes Jan O Jorgensen, Son Wan Ho, Kento Momota, Kenichi Tago, K Srikanth, Hans-Kristian Vittinghus and Tommy Sugiarto.Chen Long is top favorite in the Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Chen Long is top favorite in the Dubai World Superseries Finals

  • Son Wan-ho overtakes no. 1 Chen Long with Hong Kong triumph

    Hong Kong: After Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia handed him the first round exit at last week's China Open, a rejuvenated Son Wan-ho of Korea came roaring out of the gates in the men's singles final to beat world champion Chen Long of China 21-19, 21-16 for the Hong Kong Open title on Sunday.Chen Long (yellow shirt) stands on theh podium with Son Wan-ho

    Chen Long (yellow shirt) stands on theh podium with Son Wan-ho

  • Chen Long beats Kidambi Srikanth to reach Hong Kong Open final

    Hong Kong: Top seed China’s Chen Long prevented Kidambi Srikanth from becoming synonymous with ‘Chinese-killer’ by blasted past the Indian in three sets in the semifinals of the men's singles event of the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Open on Saturday. Chen Long defeated Srikanth 21-17, 19-21, 21-6 in 64 minutes.Chen Long is on course to win the Hong Kong Open title

    Chen Long is on course to win the Hong Kong Open title

    Chen Long who defeated K. Srikanth at the BWF World Championships in August and zoomed to a 10-3 lead early in the first set. Chen eventually moved to the game point with a mid-court smash and soon pocketed the opening game when Srikanth hit the nets again.

  • Hong Kong Open: Carolina Marin, Chen Long advance to semis

    Hong Kong: The fifth seed Carolina Marin of Spain, outclassed Tee Jing Yi in the women's singles quarter-final at the Hong Kong Open, winning 21-8, 21-17 and move a step closer to the semi-final on Saturday.

    Marin won the first set easily, but Tee was giving Marin a run for the money in the second set before conceded to a more aggressive Marin in 27 minutes.Carolina Marin cruisese into Hong Kong Open semi-final

    Carolina Marin cruisese into Hong Kong Open semi-final

  • Hong Kong Open: Wang Yihan upset by Tee Jing Yi

    Hong Kong: Tee Jing Yi of Malaysia made it to the women's singles quarter-finals at Hong Kong Open with a huge upset over No. 2 seed Wang Yihan of China on Thursday.Tee Jing Yi plays her first ever Superseries quarter-final on Friday

    Tee Jing Yi plays her first ever Superseries quarter-final on Friday


    Tee who was trailing 17-19 in the first set, raised her energy to reel off four straight points to win the game 21-19; however, Wang responded with very aggressive play to overwhelm her and Tee lost 14-21 in the second set. In the third set, Tee managed to keep a cool head and eventually started to take advantage of Wang's unforced errors to close out the decider with 21-15.

    Unseeded Liu Xin of China also pulled off another major upset by outlasting her teammate top seed Wang Shixian 21-16,9-21,21-15.

  • Hong Kong Open: Chen Long, Chong Wei Feng reach 2nd round

    Hong Kong: Top seed Chen Long who was knocked out by Marc Zwiebler of Germany in the second round of China Open last week, notched an opening-round victory in Hong Kong Open after defeating India's Ajay Jayaram 21-13,21-7 in just 34 minutes.Chen Long is the top favorite at Hong Kong Open

    Chen Long is the top favorite at Hong Kong Open

  • Chen Long vows to bounce back in Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong: After his agonizing three-game loss to Germany's Marc Zwiebler in the second round of China Open last Thursday, the world number two Chen Long is aiming to bounce back from the disappointment to kick off his bid for the Hong Kong Open title which will be held from Nov 18-23 at the Hong Kong Coliseum.Chen Long  is the favorite in Hong Kong Open

    Chen Long is the favorite in Hong Kong Open

  • China Open: Lin Dan, Marc Zwiebler reach semis

    Fuzhou: The hometown hero Lin Dan fought off an ace assault from Japan’s Sho Sasaki to reach the China Open semi-final, prevailing 21-18, 26-24 on Friday. Sasaki had his chances to force a decider in the second set when he was leading 20-19 and 23-22, but he just couldn't finish Lin Dan off. Lin will play Chou Tien-chen of Taiwan, who defeated Hu Yun of Hong Kong 21-18,16-21,21-17 in 72 minutes. Lin Dan is extremely lonely without Lee Chong Wei

    Lin Dan is extremely lonely without Lee Chong Wei

  • China Open: Chen Long & Chong Wei Feng out, Lin Dan moves into 3rd round

    Fuzhou: World number two Chen Long from China who won last year's China Open, was out of the 2014 tournament after falling to world number 25, Marc Zwiebler of Germany 21-13, 23-25, 19-21 in 85 minutes on Thursday.

    Chen Long netted an easy first game victory with 21-13 in just 18 minutes. Chen was leading by 17-10 in the second set before the resilient Zwiebler stormed back to level the score at 18-18, 19-19, and eventually won the second set 25-23; Chen Long and Marc Zwiebler again stayed neck and neck in the decider; Marc Zwiebler managed to stayed calm to eventually pull off the upset by defeating Chen 21-19. Marc Zwiebler console Chen Long after beating him at the second round of China Open

    Marc Zwiebler console Chen Long after beating him at the second round of China Open

  • China Open: Chong Wei Feng, Chen Long, Lin Dan in 2nd round

    Fuzhou: The second men's singles player from Malaysia Chong Wei Feng completed a sensationally shocking first round match by upsetting world No. 7 Son Wan-ho of South Korea 21-14, 22-20 in 48 minutes.

    Top seed Chen Long also made a successful start to defend his China Open title with a comfortable win over Tien Minh Nguyen on Wednesday with 21-17, 21-8.Lin Dan is eyeing for another title at China Open

  • Lin Dan, Chen Long kick off 2014 China Badminton Open

    Fuzhou: 2014 Badminton China Open that offers prize money of $700,000 U.S. dollars and also part of BWF World Super-series Premier, started its qualifying rounds on Tuesday in Fuzhou, capital city of China's Fujian Province.Chen Long (left) and Lin Dan are the China Open favorites

    Chen Long (left) and Lin Dan are the China Open favorites

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