• Lee Chong Wei in US Open quarters, ready for world championships

    Jakarta: It seems pretty clear that this year's BWF World Championships that will be held in Jakarta from 10-16 August 2015, would produce some greatest badminton match ever played.

    All top-eight shuttlers in the world of both men's singles and women's singles will compete in Jakarta, as they all know that everyone in the world is watching them and the world meet is a great chance to improve their rankings and reputation, whilst at the same time playing at a celebrated event.Badminton fans want to see the famous rivalry between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan at this year's world championships.

    Badminton fans want to see the famous rivalry between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan at this year's world championships.

  • Lee Chong Wei slips to 180th in world badminton rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world number one shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei's ranking had taken a sharp nose dive in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. Chong Wei fell 101 spots to world No. 180. However, he is expected to rise up in the rankings starting next week.Lee Chong Wei should find his ranking to start increasing gradually.

    Lee Chong Wei should find his ranking to start increasing gradually.

  • Parupalli Kashyap stuns Chen Long to enter Indonesia Open semis, Saina Nehwal ousted

    Jakarta: Ace Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap rallied to shock world No. 1 Chen Long, continuing his giant-killing spree to enter the men's singles semifinals of the Indonesia Open Super Series badminton tournament on Friday.Chen Long was sent packing by Parupalli Kashyap in the quarters of Indonesia Open.

    Chen Long was sent packing by Parupalli Kashyap in the quarters of Indonesia Open.

  • Chen Long in quarters, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong ousted from Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: As one of the qualifying tournaments for next year’s Rio Olympics, this week’s BCA Indonesia Open has been more competitive than its previous editions.Mohammad Ahsan (back) and Hendra Setiawan are hoping for a good result at Indonesia Open

    Mohammad Ahsan (back) and Hendra Setiawan are hoping for a good result at Indonesia Open

  • Chen Long, Carolina Marin win Australian Open

    Sydney:   World No. 1 Chen Long of China came through a thrilling three-set victory over dark horse Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 21-12, 14-21, 21-18 to win the Australian Open men's singles title on Sunday.Chen Long was taken to three games before downing Denmark`s Viktor Axelsen to win the Australian Open.

    Chen Long was taken to three games before downing Denmark`s Viktor Axelsen to win the Australian Open.

  • Chen Long, Carolina Marin in Australian Open final

    Sydney: As expected, world No. 1 Chen Long advanced to the final of Australian Open by defeating compatriot Tian Houwei 21-14, 21-19 in the men’s singles semi-finals on Saturday. Chen Long was tested at the beginning of first set when he was trailing 2-8. Chen recomposed himself  and started to find his rhythm to level the score at 8-8. He then managed to climb his way back to clinch the first set with 21-14. Chen Long has pretty much dominated the second set, saw off a tough fight from fellow teammate Tian Houwei 21-19 to book his place in the final.Chen Long would have a headache in the Australian men's final if Viktor Axelsen continue his strong play on Sunday.

    Chen Long would have a headache in the Australian men's final if Viktor Axelsen continue his strong play on Sunday.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong earn respect despite loss in Australian Open

    Sydney: Former world No. 1 men's pair from Malaysia Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong's quest for the Australian Open title came to a halt on Friday after they lost to 6th seeds Liu Xiaolong/Qiu Zihan of China.Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong should continue working on strengthening their power, speed, agility, quickness and stamina. (Photo: Tan Boon Heong's FB)

    Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong should continue working on strengthening their power, speed, agility, quickness and stamina. (Photo: Tan Boon Heong's FB)

  • China beat Indonesia 3-1, reach Sudirman Cup final

    Dongguan: Except for men's doubles, China faced little challenges to defeat Indonesia 3-1 in the Sudirman Cup semi-finals on Saturday.Nitya Krishinda Maheswari/Greysia Polii greet Yu Yang/Tang Yuanting after their match.

    Nitya Krishinda Maheswari/Greysia Polii greet Yu Yang/Tang Yuanting after their match.

  • Lin Dan and Chen Long are waiting for Lee Chong Wei at the 2015 Sudirman Cup

    Dongguan: Lee Chong Wei has come back from an eight-month absence with scorching results so far at the 2015 Sudirman Cup, leading Malaysia to consecutive victories over South Korea and India at the Group stage of the tournament.Lin Dan and Chen Long were in the crowd watching Lee Chong Wei played against Lee Dong Keun on Day 1 of Sudirman Cup.

    Lin Dan and Chen Long were in the crowd watching Lee Chong Wei played against Lee Dong Keun on Day 1 of Sudirman Cup.

  • Sudirman Cup: China beat Thailand 5-0

    Dongguan: Tournament favorites China faced little challenge against Thailand on Tuesday by winning 5-0 to enter the quarter-finals at the Sudirman Cup.

    London Olympic champion Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng won the opening men's doubles over Bodin Issara/Pakkawat Vilailak, 14-21, 21-14, 21-19.So happy to see Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng (left) playing side-by-side again.

    So happy to see Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng (left) playing side-by-side again.

  • 2015 Sudirman Cup officially kicks off in Dongguan, China

    Dongguan: Let the games begin! 2015 Sudirman Cup officially kicked off at the evening of May 8, with an elaborate opening ceremony featuring wonderful parade and performances.Chen Long delivers the athletes oath. (photo: Reuters)

    Chen Long delivers the athletes oath. (photo: Reuters)

  • 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

  • Saina Nehwal exit, Chen Long, Lin Dan advance to Asia Championships semis

    Wuhan: The Indian challenge at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships came to an end following the women's singles quarter-final losses of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu on Friday.Lin Dan returns a shot at the Badminton Asia Championships

    Lin Dan returns a shot at the Badminton Asia Championships

  • Lin Dan, Chen Long in quarters Of Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: Lin Dan and Chen Long both eased into the quarter-finals of the 2015 Dong Feng Citroen Badminton Asia Championships with straight-set victories on Thursday.Chen Long could meet Lin Dan in the final of Badminton Asia Championships

    Chen Long could meet Lin Dan in the final of Badminton Asia Championships


  • Tough task for Lin Dan at Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: Men's singles defending champion Lin Dan has a tough task at the 2015 Dong Feng Citroen Badminton Asia Championships 2015 that started on Tuesday.Lin Dan surrounded by his fans at the Badminton Asia Championships at Wuhan, China

    Lin Dan surrounded by his fans at the Badminton Asia Championships at Wuhan, China

  • Lee Chong Wei drops to 17th, Li Xuerui retakes No. 1 in BWF ranking

    Kuala Lumpur: In the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday, Lee Chong Wei has dropped to 17th spot, while reigning Olympic women's singles champion Li Xuerui has retaken the top spot from Saina Nehwal.Wish Lee Chong Wei best of luck at his hearing, we want Lee Chong Wei!

    Wish Lee Chong Wei best of luck at his hearing, we want Lee Chong Wei!

  • Chen Long, Jan Jorgensen exit Singapore Open

    Singapore: Wow, Wow, Wow, all seeded players in the men's singles category were knocked out from the Singapore Open on Thursday in a day that full of upsets.World no. 1 Chen Long crashes out of Singapore Open

    World no. 1 Chen Long crashes out of Singapore Open

  • Singapore Open: Saina Nehwal pulls out, Simon Santoso to defend title

    Singapore: Olympic bronze-medalist Saina Nehwal has withdrawn from USD 300,000 Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament to recharge her batteries after competing at the highest level for the last few weeks.Simon Santoso at the OUE Singapore Open 2015 news conference (Photo: CROWD PR)

    Simon Santoso at the OUE Singapore Open 2015 news conference (Photo: CROWD PR)

  • Chen Long defeats Lin Dan to capture Malaysia Open title

    Kuala Lumpur: Reigning World champion Chen Long of China overcame compatriot and five-time World champion Lin Dan 20-22, 21-13, 21-11 in an hour and 18 minutes to secure the Malaysia Open Superseries men's singles title at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Sunday.

    The 31-year-old Lin Dan was defeated by Malaysia's badminton superstar Datuk Lee Chong Wei in the Malaysia Open in 2012, and failed to capture the title again in the absence of Lee.Chen Long and Lin Dan (left) play a great men's singles final match at Malaysia Open on Sunday

    Chen Long and Lin Dan (left) play a great men's singles final match at Malaysia Open on Sunday

  • Lin Dan to clash with Chen Long at Malaysia Open final

    Kuala Lumpur: Two time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan will square off compatriot world no. 1 Chen Long in the men's singles final of the Malaysian Open on Sunday after both Chinese shuttlers battled past their opponents at the semi-finals on Saturday.Lin Dan to clash with Chen Long in Malaysia Open final

    Lin Dan to clash with Chen Long in Malaysia Open final

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