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Lee Yong-Dae, Yoo Yeon Seong together again

Lee Yong-Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong may be eyeing a shot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (photo: AP)
Korea: After fourteen months apart, former World No. 1 men's doubles pair, Lee Yong-Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong will be reunited once again at the 2017 Korea Masters. Lee Yong-Dae was so dejected after crashing out in the quarterfinals of 2016 Summer Olympics to unseeded Malaysian pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, which was their second losses in 9 meetings with the...

Lee Chong Wei to compete in BWF World Super Series Final

Lee Chong Wei confident of going to Dubai. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: The reining Hong Kong Open champion, Lee Chong Wei who had previously decided to skip the Badminton World Federation's (BWF) World Super Series Finals in Dubai next month, has announced that he will play in the BWF's year-end championships. Winning his fifth Hong Kong Open title last Sunday was definitely a powerful way to boost Lee's confidence. "After an...

Tai Tzu Ying defends title, beats PV Sindhu in Hong Kong final

Tai Tzu Ying wins the 2017 Hong Kong Open title.
Hong Kong: Defending champion - Taiwan's World No. 1 women's singles player Tai Tzu Ying won her third Hong Kong Open title and fifth Super Series of the year in defeating No. 2 seed India's P.V. Sindhu 21-18, 21-18 on Sunday. Tai improved her career meeting record against the Olympic silver medalist and World No. 3 Sindhu to 7-3 and...

Lee Chong Wei, Defying Age, defeats Chen Long in Hong Kong Open Final

Lee Chong Wei celebrates his victory against Chen Long during the men's singles final at the 2017 Hong Kong Open final.
Hong Kong: At 35 years old, Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei has proved that age is just a number once and for all – winning an unprecedented 46th career Super Series title - the most badminton Super Series titles in history of badminton, at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. Lee who has been through various ups and downs...

Tai Tzu Ying sets up Hong Kong Open final clash with P.V. Sindhu

Tai Tzu Ying takes on P.V Sindhu in the 2017 Hong Kong final. (photo: AP)
Hong Kong: Women's singles World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan had to dig deep to see off South Korea's No. 3 seed Sung Ji-hyun in the Hong Kong Open semi-finals on Saturday, coming from a set down to beat Sung 21-9, 18-21, 21-7 in 52 minutes. Tai who had previous won the Hong Kong Open title in 2014...

Hong Kong Open 2017: Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long set for rematch of Rio Olympic final

Lee Chong Wei and Chen Long are set for the Hong Kong Open final clash. (photo: AP)
Hong Kong: It was the epic 2016 Rio Summer Olympics final that ended with disappointment again for Lee Chong Wei last August. Chen Long eventually edged past Lee Chong Wei 21-18, 21-18 in the Rio Olympic final to win his first ever Olympic gold, while Lee had to settle for his third straight silver medal at the Olympics. After more than...

Shi Yuqi disrupts Lee Chong Wei-Lin Dan Meeting at Hong Kong Open semis

Shi Yuqi shakes hand with Lin Dan after beating Lin in the 2017 Hong Kong Open semi-finals.
Hong Kong: Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan, two of the most prolific champions in men’s badminton history, have put together one of the greatest rivalries in the sport. However, badminton fans will not able to see their 40th meeting in the Hong Kong Open semi-finals. No. 6 seed Shi Yuqi of China upset third-seeded Lin Dan 13-21, 21-17, 21-15,...

Ratchanok Intanon to play P.V. Sindhu in Hong-Kong semis

Ratchanok Intanon faces an uphill battle against P.V. Sindhu in Hong-Kong semis. (photo: AP)
Hong Kong: Thailand's reining Denmark Open champion Ratchanok Intanon outlasted Michelle Li of Canada on Friday to advance into the Hong Kong Open semi-finals. Intanon who also made the China Open semi-finals last week, outplayed Michelle Li to notch up a 21-14, 21-16 quarter-final victory in 38 minutes. The No. 6 seed Intanon who is chasing her fourth title of the...

Viktor Axelsen stays atop BWF rankings, Lee Chong Wei moves up 1 spot

Viktor Axelsen mocks the new BWF rule that will limit the service height to 1.15m starting from All England 2018. This new rule will cause inconvenience to tall players such as Viktor Axelsen with height of 194cm and Mads Pieler Kolding of Denmark with height of 203cm. (photo: Axelsen's Youtube)
Kuala Lumpur: Denmark's Viktor Axelsen remained in the number one spot of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) world singles rankings released on Thursday, while Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei climbed up to No. 6. Axelsen, the reigning world champion, was followed by Korea's Son Wan Ho with 74,398 points, and Kidambi Srikanth of India in the third place. Last week's China Open...

Hong Kong Open: Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan edge closer to semi-final meeting with victories

Lee Chong Wei eager to recover from his recent drop of form.
Hong Kong: The dream semi-final between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan at the 2017 Hong Kong Open is still on the cards after the Malaysian and the Chinese badminton legends both won their second-round matches on Thursday with something to spare. After an easy first round match, the No. 8 seed Lee was being taken the distance in his...

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