• 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

  • Chen Long, Li Xuerui win Denmark Open

    Odense: World No.2 badminton player Chen Long won the fourth gold medal for China at the men's singles final of Yonex Denmark Open on Sunday.

    Chen defeated Son Wan Ho of South Korea in two straight sets 21-17, 22-20.Chen Long (left) defended his BWF Denmark Open title by defeating Son Wan-ho in straight games

    Chen Long (left) defended his BWF Denmark Open title by defeating Son Wan-ho in straight games

  • Parupalli Kashyap loses to Chen Long in the semis

    Odense: Leading Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap fought valiantly but went down to reigning World Champion Chen Long of China in the men's singles semi-final of the $600,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier being played at Odense Saturday.Chen Long plays Son Wan-ho in the Denmark open final

    Chen Long plays Son Wan-ho in the Denmark open final

  • Denmark Open: P. Kashyap beats Jorgensen to play Chen Long in semis

    Odense: Denmark's top men's singles Jan Jorgensen lost his quarter-final to Parupalli Kashyap on Friday.

    Having won four of their previous five meetings, Jorgensen would have been confident going into the quarter-final clash against Kashyap in Odense. However, Jorgensen seemed a little rusty and often make unforced errors, allowing unheralded Kashyap to progress 21-19 21-15 in 42 minutes. Kashyap will face Chen Long of China in the semi-final. Chen managed to swept past Frenchman Brice Leverdez 21-9 21-7 in 37 minutes.Parupalli Kashyap upsets Jan Jorgensen in the quarter final of Denmark Open

    Parupalli Kashyap upsets Jan Jorgensen in the quarter final of Denmark Open

  • Denmark Open: Li Xuerui, Chen Long advance to quarters

    Odense: Chinese pair Li Xuerui and Wang Shixian remained on a collision course for the BWF Denmark Open final, after second-round wins on Thursday.

    Li, top seed in the women's singles at the Badminton World Federation tournament in Odense, eased past Japan's Sayaka Takahashi 21-14 21-12 in 33 minutes.Li Xue Rui is going strong in Denmark Open

    Li Xue Rui is going strong in Denmark Open

  • Wang Yihan, Li Xuerui, Chen Long reach Denmark Open 2nd round

    Odense: Denmark Open women's singles defending champion Wang Yihan of China opened her 2014 campaign with a straight-games win over Bulgaria's Linda Zetchiri. She was too good for Zetchiri by winning 21-12 21-10.Wang Yihan is the two-time winner of the Denmark Open tournament in Odense

    Wang Yihan is the two-time winner of the Denmark Open tournament in Odense

  • Lin Dan, Chen Long play Denmark openers on Wednesday

    Odense: The Yonex Denmark Open Super Series Premier badminton tournament kicked off on Tuesday at the Sports Park in Odense, central Denmark. World number one Lee Chong Wei has withdrawn from the tournament as he seeks to recover from a hectic schedule.  Japan’s world number four Kenichi Tago has also pulled out due to injury.With the absence of Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan becomes Denmark Open favorite

    With the absence of Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan becomes Denmark Open favorite

  • Asian Games: Lin Dan wins gold, may play until 2020 Olympics

    Incheon: Lin Dan did it again! "Super Dan" produced a magical display in Asian Games men's singles final to overcome the ferocious Cheng Long and successfully defended the title on Monday.Chen Long, Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Wei Nan (from left)

    Chen Long, Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Wei Nan (from left)

  • Asian Games Men's Team SF: China beat Malaysia 3-0

    Incheon: China defeated Malaysia 3-0 in the men's team semi-final on Monday. It will take on South Korea in the men's team final, after the hosts easily crushed Taiwan 3-0 in another semi-final.
     
    In the first match between first singles of both countries, China's Chen Long was pushed all the way by world number one, Lee Chong Wei before closing out the hard-fought victory with 21-17, 19-21, 21-11 in 80 minutes.Lee Chong Wei remains his usual calm, collected self despite losing to Chen Long

    Lee Chong Wei remains his usual calm, collected self despite losing to Chen Long


  • Carolina Marin, Chen Long win World titles

    Copenhagen (AFP) - Spain's Carolina Marin pulled off a monumental upset as she beat Chinese world number one Li Xuerui to win the women's singles title at the Badminton World Championships in Copenhagen on Sunday.Congratulations to Carolina Marin

    Congratulations to Carolina Marin

  • Lee Chong Wei sets up Chen Long final

    Copenhagen: World number one Lee Chong Wei barely broke a sweat in the World Championships semi-finals seeing off the world number sixteen Viktor Axelsen of Denmark to secure his place in Sunday's final.No pressure Chong Wei, just play your best, good things will happen!

    No pressure Chong Wei, just play your best, good things will happen!

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