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Thomas Cup: Malaysia a step closer to ending 22-years trophy drought

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Published: 23 May 2014
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New Delhi: Malaysia defeated Indonesia 3-0 on Friday night to advance to the Thomas Cup final. The last time Malaysia reached Thomas Cup final was in 2002, Guangzhou, China but lost 2-3 to Indonesia eventually. Malaysia will play Japan in the final at the Siri Fort Stadium on Sunday.Chong Wei Feng plays a key role in stabalizing Malaysia's performance in the Thomas Cup Finals

Malaysia team got off with a good start when World no 1 Lee Chong Wei knocked off World no 5 Tommy Sugiarto 21-19, 21-13 in the first singles, and his win motivated others in the following matches.

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Thomas Cup: Japan stuns China 3-0

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Published: 23 May 2014
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Japan pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Thomas Cup history Friday night by knocking out nine-time Thomas Cup champions and defending champions China 3-0 in the semi-final.Kento Momota sealed the last point for Japan's 3-0 win over China in the Thomas Cup semi-finals.

World No. 4 Kenichi Tago started aggressively early in the first game. His persistent attacks was able to dismantle Chen Long's defense and quickly closing down his Chinese opponent with 21-13 win. Kenichi continued his hot streak in second game to overcome Chen Long 21-11 to grab the first point for Japan in 43 minutes.

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Thomas-Uber Cup Finals 2014: Complete Day 5 Results

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Published: 22 May 2014
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Complete Day 5 Results - Thomas-Uber Cup Finals, May 22, 2014

 Complete Results: Thomas - Uber Cup Finals

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Thomas Cup: Show some respect to Simon Santoso

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Published: 22 May 2014
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New Delhi: Simon Santoso sent Indonesian badminton team into Thomas Cup semi-finals by putting up a resilient game against Soo Hwang Jong of Korea. It was left to Simon Santoso to save the day for the Indonesian after the game was tied at 2-2.The Korean threw everything he had into Simon in the deciding match, but Simon defended well and won the battle 21-12, 22-20 to guarantee Indonesia a place in the semi-finals.

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Thomas Cup: Malaysia survives tough game with Denmark

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Published: 22 May 2014
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New Delhi: Malaysia advanced to Thomas Cup semi-finals after a hard-fought 3-1 win over Denmark.

With the beginning of Thomas-Uber Cup quarter finals, teams do not need to play the remaining games if the tie is decided.Tan Wee Kiong (right) Goh V Shem continued their superb performance to beat Carsten Mogensen-Joachim Fischer Nielsen 21-19, 21-13

The last time Malaysia went into the semi-finals was in the 2010, Kuala Lumpur Thomas Cup.

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