• Kidambi Srikanth is the guy to watch out for at Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong: Kidambi Srikanth of India will try to write more positive headlines for badminton this week in Hong Kong after he shocked the great Lin Dan in the China Open final last Sunday— just five months after he collapsed in a changing room and was rushed to intensive care with meningitis.Only one Indian has beaten Lin Dan previously and that was Srikanth's current coach Pullela Gopichand

    Only one Indian has beaten Lin Dan previously and that was Srikanth's current coach Pullela Gopichand

  • Lin Dan pulls out of Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong: Lin Dan arrived in Hong Kong on Monday, a day before the start of Hong Kong Superseries Open.Wearing a slick pair of eyeglasses, Lin Dan signs autographs for his fans

    Wearing a slick pair of eyeglasses, Lin Dan signs autographs for his fans

  • Fired-up Kidambi Srikanth stuns Lin Dan to win China Open

    Fuzhou: Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal shocked the host country China on Sunday by winning the China Open Super Series Premier tournament held in Fuzhou.

    The 21-year-old and world number 16 Indian shuttler K. Srikanth who grew up idolizing the five-time world champion Lin Dan, defeated Lin 21-19 21-17 in the men's singles final for his maiden Super Series title.Lin Dan laughs with K. Srikanth on the podium at the China Open Super Series Premier event

    Lin Dan laughs with K. Srikanth on the podium at the China Open Super Series Premier event

  • China Open: Lin Dan, K. Srikanth to meet in final

    Fuzhou: Badminton super star Lin Dan continued his success on home soil as he saw off Taiwan's Chou 21-17,21-17 in 49 minutes at the semi-final of China Open. The Taiwanese seemed a little tired against Lin after having fought off seventh-seeded Hu Yun from Hong Kong 21-18, 16-21, 21-17 in a marathon quarterfinal match that didn't get started until 11:30 p.m. on Friday because of scheduling delays and lasted until 1 a.m. Saturday.Lin Dan's jump smash

    Lin Dan's jump smash

  • 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

  • Lin Dan: We need Lee Chong Wei

    Fuzhou: China's badminton superstar Lin Dan said he hopes world number one Lee Chong Wei, who is embroiled in a doping scandal, is able to return to the sport soon, state media reported.

    "I hope that this great player comes back to the court as soon as possible," Lin said referring to Lee, according to China's official Xinhua news agency. "Not only does Malaysia need him, but the whole badminton world needs him."Lin Dan can't wait for Lee Chong Wei to come back to the court

    Lin Dan can't wait for Lee Chong Wei to come back to the court

  • 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

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan to skip French Open

    Paris: French Open Superseries badminton will be kick off here on Tuesday at the 3,900-seat Pierre de Coubertin Stadium without the most mouth-watering legendary rivalry between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan.10-20-2014-badminton-news-lee-chong-wei-lin-Lee Chong Wei-Lin Dan rivalry is one of greatest ever in sport

    10-20-2014-badminton-news-lee-chong-wei-lin-Lee Chong Wei-Lin Dan rivalry is one of greatest ever in sport

  • Denmark Open: Jan Jorgensen gets a walkover as Lin Dan withdraws

    Odense: Jan Jorgensen of Denmark has advanced to the third round of the Denmark Open on Thursday when his opponent - two time Olympics gold medalist Lin Dan withdrew from the tournament due to knee injury he suffered in the first round.Jan Jorgensen is delighted to play at Denmark Open in Odense

    Jan Jorgensen is delighted to play at Denmark Open in Odense

  • Lin Dan survives Denmark Open scare

    Odense: Badminton superstar Lin Dan survived a scare on Wednesday as he opened his bid for the Denmark Open title.

    Lin Dan held an early lead 7-2 in the first set of his opening match against Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan, and cruised to 11-8 lead at the interval. He was a little "too laid-back" after the interval to allow Chou to break back and levelled the score at 16-16. Chou then managed to save three game points and force deuce before Lin Dan won the first set with 22-20.Lin Dan at Denmark Open

    Lin Dan at Denmark Open

  • 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: Lin Dan wins epic tussle with Lee Chong Wei

    Incheon: Although Lin Dan and world number one Lee Chong Wei were meeting in the Asian Games men’s singles semi-finals, but it had the tension of a title match. Lin Dan won the semi-final epic shown down 22-20, 12-21, 21-9 in 72 minutes at the Gyeyang Gymnasium on Sunday.Lin Dan (left) vs Lee Chong Wei is undoubtedly among the fiercest battles ever seen in the history of badminton

    Lin Dan (left) vs Lee Chong Wei is undoubtedly among the fiercest battles ever seen in the history of badminton

  • Asian Games: Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan in semis

    Incheon: World number Lee Chong Wei was forced to rally from a one-set deficit before overcoming gallant Vietnamese unseeded Nguyen Tien Minh 21-23, 21-16, 21-17 in 75 minutes to book a place in the men's singles semi-finals, where he will meet his long-time nemesis Lin Dan on Sunday.Lin Dan (left) vs Lee Chong Wei in the Asian Games semi-final

    Lin Dan (left) vs Lee Chong Wei in the Asian Games semi-final

  • Asian Games: Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan in quarters

    Incheon: World number one Lee Chong Wei swept past reigning Commonwealth Games champion Kashyap Parupalli of India in the last 16 match 21-12, 21-11 on Friday. Lee needed just 34 minutes to clinch the match. He will set up a quarter-final match against Vietnam’s Nguyen Tien Minh, who defeated Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia 21-9, 21-13 in another round of 16 match.Lee Chong Wei is keeping a steady pace in the Asian Games men's singles event

    Lee Chong Wei is keeping a steady pace in the Asian Games men's singles event

  • Korea stun China for Asian Games men's team gold

    Incheon: After an epic five hours battle against the mighty Chinese team in the Asian Games men's team final, Korea's 34 year-old Lee Hyun-il rolled back the years to produce yet another dominant performance outlasting 24 year-old Gao Huan of China to clinch the winning point for Korea.Korean shuttlers throw Lee Hyun-il up in the air after wining Asian Games men's team gold

    Korean shuttlers throw Lee Hyun-il up in the air after wining Asian Games men's team gold

  • Asian Games Men's Team: China vs Malaysia in SF, Taiwan stun Indonesia 3-1 in QF

    Incheon: Badminton's greatest rivalry Lin Dan and Lee Chong-wei both eased through their first matches in Incheon yesterday, helping set up a China versus Malaysia men’s team showdown, while Taiwan reached the semi-finals after defeated Indonesia 3-1.Lee Chong Wei will play Chen Long in the Aisan Games men's team semi-final clash between Malaysia and China

    Lee Chong Wei will play Chen Long in the Aisan Games men's team semi-final clash between Malaysia and China

  • Lin Dan denies joining Malaysia Purple League

    Beijing: Malaysian media broke the news last week that badminton super star Lin Dan of China will be joining the Malaysian badminton professional league called Malaysia Purple League, which will be held from October 15 2014 until February 2015. According to the news, Lin Dan will represent the Puchong Badminton Club while Lee Chong Wei will play for the Petaling Badminton Club. Other international players who will be playing in the Purple League are South Korea's Lee Hyun-il, and PV Sindu from India.Lin Dan will not play in Malaysia Purple League

    Lin Dan will not play in Malaysia Purple League

  • BAM set to appoint Lin Dan's junior coach as singles coach

    Kuala Lumpur: In the hope of reviving the glory days of Malaysia badminton, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have installed Lin Dan's junior coach - He Guoquan as the men's singles coach for Malaysia.He Guoquan - the man with black shirt in the middle

    He Guoquan - the man with black shirt in the middle

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