• World No. 33 men's doubles player Andrew Ellis retires from badminton

    London: One of England's most successful men's doubles shuttler for the past 10 years - Andrew Ellis has retired from the sport, and he has admitted that it was the hardest decision of his life.BadmintonPlanet would like to wish Andrew Ellis the best of luck with his new venture! (photo: Team Derby)

    BadmintonPlanet would like to wish Andrew Ellis the best of luck with his new venture! (photo: Team Derby)

  • Kirsty Gilmour loses to Line Kjaersfeldt in Scottish Open final

    Glasgow: The home favorite and top seed Kirsty Gilmour was the overwhelming favorite to win Scottish Open Grand Prix women's singles title, unfortunately her dream of claiming her second Grand Prix crown of the season (Gilmour defeated Karin Schnaase of Germany to win Dutch Open title six weeks ago) was shattered by Denmark’s Line Kjaersfeldt on Sunday.Congratulations to both Line Kjaersfeldt(left) and Kirsty Gilmour!

    Congratulations to both Line Kjaersfeldt(left) and Kirsty Gilmour!

  • Adcock on the march in All England Championship (pic)

    Chris Adcock enjoyed a memorable day at the Yonex All England Championships in Birmingham as he safely navigated first round games in both the doubles and mixed doubles.

    Leicester-born Adcock and his partner Andrew Ellis, the No.8 seeds, defeated Jui Wei Liang and Kuan Hao Liao from Chinese Taipei 18-21, 21-13, 22-20 to set-up a second-round clash with China’s Haifeng Fu and Nan Zhang.Chris Adcock

  • Chong Wei’s ‘sick’ of being the go-to-guy (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has had enough of being the sole flag bearer for Malaysian badminton on the international scene.

    And on Friday, after reaching the men’s singles’ semi-finals of the Korean Open in Seoul, he issued a clarion call to all his team-mates – especially the younger ones – to wake up and step out of their comfort zone.

    The 31-year-old Chong Wei bulldozed past a hapless Du Pengyu of China 21-9, 21-12 in just 35 minutes to set up a meeting with Japan’s Kenichi Tago in the semi-finals on Saturday.

    He is the only Malaysian survivor in the season-opener after Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem went down with a whimper against top seeds Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen of Denmark in the men’s doubles quarter-finals.

    The Malaysians lost 10-21, 9-21 in just 31 minutes.

    Two-time Olympic Games silver medallist Chong Wei said that it was time everyone stopped depending on him, starting with the Korean Open.



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