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Malaysia in Thomas Cup quarterfinals after beating Germany 5-0

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Published: 16 May 2016
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Kunshan: Malaysia Thomas Cup team has marched into the quarter-finals of Thomas Cup Finals after Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, and Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin delivered the first 3 points in the best of five format on Monday.

World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei battled through an unexpectedly tough first men's singles match when he needed 40 minutes to beat unheralded Kai Schaefer 21-19, 21-15 on day two in Kunshan, China.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against France's Kai Schaefer. (photo: AFP)

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Chen Long helps China beat Mexico in Thomas Cup opener

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Published: 15 May 2016
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Kunshan: Chen Long and Tian Houwei of China sprinted through their Thomas Cup openers to edge Mexico 5-0 at Kunshan Sports Center Stadium on Sunday.

World No. 1 Chen Long led the Chinese Thomas Cup squad with a one-sided 21-12, 21-7 victory in the first men's singles match against Lino Munoz.Chen Long leads China to 5-0 victory in the 2016 Thomas Cup opener. (photo: AFP)

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Lee Chong Wei gets Malaysia off to good start in Thomas Cup

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Published: 15 May 2016
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Kunshan: Lee Chong Wei gave Malaysia the good start they had hoped for in their Thomas Cup tie against England by beating Toby Penty 21-15, 21-11 Sunday evening. England surprisingly decided to sit out Rajiv Ouseph, the number one ranked male badminton player in England to give him more rest before their next Thomas Cup tie against Korea on Monday.Lee Chong Wei signs autographs for fans after his men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

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Malaysia set to kick-off against England in Thomas Cup Finals

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Published: 14 May 2016
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Kunshan: Malaysian men's team is set to kick off the 2016 Thomas Cup competition at 7pm on Sunday.

Prior to their first Group C match on Sunday, technical director of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Morten Frost Hansen told reporters that the Malaysian squad must build trust and team cohesion by working together for the challenge ahead.Tan Wee Kiong and Morten Frost speak to media during a press conference in Kunshan. (photo: Bernama)

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Rexy Mainaky uses 1998 riots in Indonesia to motivate Thomas & Uber Cup squads

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Published: 14 May 2016
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Kunshan: In a dinner with his players, Indonesia's legendary badminton player and the current manager of the Indonesia’s Thomas and Uber Cup squads Rexy Mainaky told his players if they can bind together as a single force, they will become a very strong team.Indonesia's Thomas Cup team. (photo: BadmintonIndonesia)

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