• Lee Chong Wei, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying lose in All England thriller

    Birmingham: Three-time champion Lee Chong Wei has bowed out of the USD 500,000 All England Championships after a hard-fought men's singles first round defeat by Indian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth, losing 22-24, 20-22 on Wednesday.Hope Lee Chong Wei bounces back at next tournament. (photo: Getty Images)

    Hope Lee Chong Wei bounces back at next tournament. (photo: Getty Images)

  • Hendra Setiawan/ Mohammad Ahsan eyeing men's doubles title at All England

    Birmingham: The Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) are hoping their top men's doubles pair Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan could bring home the men's doubles title at the prestigious All England championships that will kick off the main draw action on Wednesday.Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan are bidding for their second All England title in Birmingham. (photo: GettyImages)

    Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan are bidding for their second All England title in Birmingham. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Indonesia beats India 3-1 in Badminton Asia Team Championships Semis

    Hyderabad: Despite losing in the first men's singles match, Indonesia did just enough to halt India men's winning run at Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) after a 3-1 semi-final victory on Saturday.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan bring stability and strength to Indonesia's Badminton Asia Team Championships campaigns.

    Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan bring stability and strength to Indonesia's Badminton Asia Team Championships campaigns.

  • Lee Chong Wei avoids Lin Dan, Chen Long in All England draw

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton Superstar Lee Chong Wei avoided his two biggest rivals in the 2016 All England draw released on Tuesday as the two Chinese shuttlers have been drawn in the same half of the draw, while Lee Chong Wei and Japanese Kento Momota could potentially meet in the other semifinal.Lee Chong Wei (left) and Lin Dan could potentially renew their longtime rivalry at All England final. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei (left) and Lin Dan could potentially renew their longtime rivalry at All England final. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Big win for Indonesia, China survive scare in Asia Team Championships

    Hyderabad: Indonesia, Korea and China emerged victorious after beating their respective opponents in the group stage of Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC) at the Gachibowli indoor stadium on Monday.Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan have a busy tournament schedule in recent two weeks.

    Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan have a busy tournament schedule in recent two weeks.

  • Chen Long, Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan to play at 2016 All England

    London: Defending champion Chen Long who will be trying to capture his third All England in four years, has been seeded first for the upcoming 2016 YONEX All England tournament that will be held from March 8 to March 13 at Barclaycard Arena, in Birmingham, England.Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2014 All England title. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long to win the 2014 All England title. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan win, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying emerge Runner-up of Thailand GPG

    Bangkok: Men's doubles top seeds Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia were pushed to the limit by No. 2 seeds from South Koreans Kim Gi-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang in the 2016 Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters finals on Saturday they were crowned the champions.

    The Indonesian pair was forced to dig deep to beat the Koreans 12-21, 21-15, 21-12 in a 43 minutes encounter. The win was Ahsan/Setiawan's sixth victory against both Kims in their eight career meetings.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan at the trophy presentation with Kim Gi-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang. (photo: Jane Piyatat)

    Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan at the trophy presentation with Kim Gi-Jung/Kim Sa-Rang. (photo: Jane Piyatat)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Ratchanok Intanon in Thailand Masters Final

    Bangkok: World No. 13 mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon/ Goh Liu Ying from Malaysia was in awesome form as they have reached the final of the Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters tournament in Bangkok on Friday.

    Chan/Goh outclassed Bodin Issara/Savitree Amitrapai of Thailand 21-18, 21-14 in 42 minutes in the semi-finals and will face dark horses Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen of China next.Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite to win the Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

    Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite to win the Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan kick off their 2016 season at Thailand GPG

    Jakarta: It's been nearly two months after they won the Dubai World Superseries Finals men's doubles title (December 13, 2015), reigning World Champions Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan are set to kick off their 2016 badminton season in the Thailand Open next week.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan are focusing on maintaining a steady rhythm prior to the Rio Olympics.

    Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan are focusing on maintaining a steady rhythm prior to the Rio Olympics.

  • PBSI looking to add a second men's pair at Rio Olympics

    aJakarta: For this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) still relied heavily on Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan to bring home the nation's first Olympic gold medal since Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido last won it at the 2008 Beijing Olympics by defeating Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng 12–21, 21–11, 21–16 in the men's doubles final.Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan (front) still Indonesia's main hope of winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan (front) still Indonesia's main hope of winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

  • Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, Chen Long top "Race to Rio – BWF Olympic Qualification Ranking”

    Beijing: Chinese mixed doubles players Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, with 81,025 points, held on to the top spot in the Race to Rio – Badminton World Federation (BWF) Olympic Qualification Ranking released on Thursday. Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na of Korea, and Liu Cheng/Bao Yixin round out the top three, while Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir still lingered at No. 4.Zhang Nan (left) and Zhao Yunlei are one of the sweetest couple in Badminton.

    Zhang Nan (left) and Zhao Yunlei are one of the sweetest couple in Badminton.

  • Kento Momota, Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan win World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: No. 2 seed Kento Momota brought Viktor Axelsen's great run at the 2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals to an end by clinching the men's singles title in Dubai on Sunday.Congratulations to Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan! (photo: Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan FB)

    Congratulations to Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan! (photo: Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan FB)

  • BWF Superseries Finals: Viktor Axelsen beats Chen Long, finally!

    Dubai: Viktor Axelsen of Denmark finally broke the Chen Long curse on Saturday, beating the World No. 1 Chen Long for the first time in eight tries in the BWF Superseries Finals semi-finals.Viktor Axelsen lets out a roar after beating Chen Long for the first time in his career. (photo: Marwan Naamani)

    Viktor Axelsen lets out a roar after beating Chen Long for the first time in his career. (photo: Marwan Naamani)

  • BWF Superseries Finals: Chen Long, Carolina Marin in semis

    Dubai: Having already qualified for the BWF Dubai Superseries Finals semifinals, some might have thought that World No.1 Chen Long would take it easy against Jan O Jorgensen on Friday.Chen Long shakes hands with  Jan O Jorgensen after crushing the world No. 2 in straight sets.

    Chen Long shakes hands with Jan O Jorgensen after crushing the world No. 2 in straight sets.

  • BWF Superseries Finals: Saina Nehwal beats Carolina Marin, Chen Long advances

    Dubai: After her loss to Nozomi Okuhara yesterday, World No. 2 Saina Nehwal picked up a win she desperately needed when she outclassed the World No. 1 in an enthralling contest on Thursday.Chen Long is flying high in Dubai. (photo: BWF)

    Chen Long is flying high in Dubai. (photo: BWF)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan & Li Xuerui absence from Dubai Superseries Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Li Xuerui will not be playing in the World Super Series Finals in Dubai that was scheduled to kick off from December 9 to December 13. According to Badminton World Federation (BWF), they only select the top eight shuttlers after the 12 legs of Tournament to compete in the finale and each country can have a maximum of two players.Perhaps it's good time for both Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan to take a short break before the busy 2016 season. (photo: Xinhua)

    Perhaps it's good time for both Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan to take a short break before the busy 2016 season. (photo: Xinhua)

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and P.V Sindhu exit Indonesian Masters

    Malang: Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin won a hard fought 3-set victory yesterday, but he couldn’t pull off another escape on Friday where the 24-year-old from Malaysia unable to play with his usual rhythm, went down in straight sets 13-21, 18-21 to Indonesian Wisnu Yuli Prasetyo.P.V Sindhu must be very tired after Macau Open.

    P.V Sindhu must be very tired after Macau Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei fights back to beat Chen Long at Hong Kong Open (video)

    Hong Kong: Unseeded former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei showed he has returned to the top of the men's badminton world, when he bounced back after dropping the first set to trounce current world No. 1 Chen Long and reached the semi-finals at the Hong Kong Open on Friday.Lee Chong Wei improves his head-to-head record against Chen Long to 11-12 after Friday's victory. (photo: Ocsports)

    Lee Chong Wei improves his head-to-head record against Chen Long to 11-12 after Friday's victory. (photo: Ocsports)

  • Rivalry rematch possible: Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan could meet again at China Open

    Fuzhou: The 2015 China Open Super Series Premier tournament that featuring a strong line-up of world class shuttlers has kicked off in Fuzhou, China on Tuesday.Hope Lin Dan (left) and Lee Chong Wei could re-create another epic battle at China Open.

    Hope Lin Dan (left) and Lee Chong Wei could re-create another epic battle at China Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long hit the court for Denmark Open

    Copenhagen: Badminton A-listers Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long will play their first round of Denmark Open on Wednesday, but they aren't the only big names hanging out around the Odense Sports Park.Chen Long, Lee Chong Wei, and Lin Dan are currently the 3 best men's singles players in the world.

    Chen Long, Lee Chong Wei, and Lin Dan are currently the 3 best men's singles players in the world.

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