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Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Teo Ee Yi/Ong Yew Sin & Liu Cheng/Zhang Nan exit Japan Open

Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong really need a new men's doubles coach. (photo: AFP)
Tokyo: Malaysia's men's doubles campaign has ended at the Japan Open on Wednesday as Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Teo Ee Yi/Ong Yew Sin, and Mohd Arif Latif/Nur Azriyn Ayub all fizzled out in the first round of the BWF World Tour Super 750 tournament. The Rio Olympic silver medalists Goh/Tan were off to a strong start when they took...

Tai Tzu Ying, PV Sindhu & Ratchanok Intanon enter Japan Open second round

Tai Tzu Ying could face PV Sindhu in the Japan Open semi-final. (photo: AFP)
Tokyo: Women's singles World No.1 and top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan booked her place in the Japan Open second round alongside P.V. Sindhu of India, Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand, Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, and Chen Yufei of China. Tai rallied from 15-18 in the first set to turned the table against Soniia Cheah of Malaysia by winning the...

Kento Momota & Lin Dan advance, Shi Yuqi crashes out

Kento Momota looking to win the Japan Open in front of his home crowd. (photo: AFP)
Tokyo: Most of the higher seeds posted wins at the 2018 Japan Open on Tuesday, setting up the potential for some exciting action in the second round. The reigning World Champion Kento Momota who won his maiden world title in Nanjing, China last month, completed a remarkable opener as he beat Anders Antonsen of Denmark 21-9, 21-10 on Tuesday to...

Sameer Verma beats Soong Joo Ven to claim Hyderabad Open

Soong Joo Ven (L) poses next to Sameer Verma at the 2018 Hyderabad Open award ceremony. (photo: AFP)
Hyderabad: Malaysia's World No. 91 Soong Joo Ven wasn't able to finish the job by winning the Hyderabad Open title after a stellar run to the final. The Malaysian went down to World No. 21 Sameer Verma of India 15-21, 18-21 in the final of the USD 75,000 BWF Tour Super 100 tournament on Sunday. The victory was Verma's first...

Soong Joo Ven, Vivian Hoo/Yap Cheng Wen enter Hyderabad Open final

Soong Joo Ven advances to Hyderabad Open final. (photo: AFP)
Hyderabad: Malaysian men's singles player Soong Joo Ven and women's doubles pair Vivian Hoo/Yap Cheng Wen have made it to the Hyderabad Open final that was held at the GMC Balayogi Indoor Stadium on Saturday. The unseeded Soong rallied from 3-7, 6-9 to gradually take control of the first set, winning it 21-17 against No. 7 seed Firman Abdul Kholik...

China Open draw: Viktor Axelsen, Lin Dan, Chen Long land in same quarter

Viktor Axelsen faces tough China Open draw. (photo: AFP)
Kuala Lumpur: The 2018 China Open draw gave World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen a familiar foe as he could meet Lin Dan in the second round, while Chen Long looked set to take on the winner between Axelsen and Lin in the quarter-finals. However, the World No. 15 Lin Dan would have to defeat World No. 10 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting...

Malaysia’s Minister of Youth and Sports – Syed Saddiq urges shuttlers to work harder

Syed Saddiq (second left) and Mohamad Norza Zakaria (third left) attend the Under-15 Badminton Championship. (photo: Bernama)
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has called on Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) and its players to come together and work hard in order to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. "I know BAM has been evaluating and keeping an eye on every player to ensure they could keep on performing. I am...

BAM is searching for coaching director

Ng Chin Chai who is also the BAM secretary. (photo: Bernama)
Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has announced on Thursday that it would hire a new coaching director following Malaysian shuttlers’ dismal performances at the 2018 World Championships and the 2018 Asian Games. The announcement came almost a year after Morten Frost Hansen resigned as BAM’s technical director. Ng Chin Chai who chaired BAM's Coaching and Training (C&T)...

Brand dispute could prohibit Viktor Axelsen from playing for Denmark

Badminton fans for sure not willing to see Viktor Axelsen to cancel international matches over player contract. (photo: AFP)
Copenhagen: A conflict between Denmark’s international footballers and the country’s football association Danish Football Association (DBU) due to a dispute over commercial rights has left the team without players for upcoming matches. In order to prevent similar incident from occurring within players at Badminton Association of Denmark, the association has decided to terminate all existing contracts with its players on...

Ratchanok Intanon graduates from University

Ratchanok Intanon earns bachelor degree from Bangkokthonburi University. (photo: Ratchanok Intanon's FB)
Bangkok: Former World Champion and current World No. 4 Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand received her college degree from Bangkokthonburi University last Friday. Despite her busy training and travel schedule for international tournaments, Intanon was able to fulfill her academic obligation with discipline, perseverance, and integrity. BadmintonPlanet.com would like to congratulate Intanon on her graduation and wish her a future full of...

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