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Thomas Cup - Good Luck Malaysia

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Published: 15 May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Thomas Cup and Uber Cup teams left for New Delhi on Thursday. This would be Lee Chong Wei's sixth Thomas Cup appearance, and he is determined make his mark on by winning all his matches.

Two years ago, the world number one Lee Chong Wei sustained a serious ankle injury at the Thomas Cup in Wuhan, when he landed awkwardly after going two points ahead in his match against Denmark's Peter Gade. Lee Chong Wei and his teammates are posing for pictures before their departure for New DelhiDoctors rushed onto court, but the he was in visible pain and crying as he was taken for treatment at a nearby hospital. Malaysia eventually went down to Denmark 2-3, with both doubles pairs losing their matches, and was eliminated by China 1-3 in the knockout stage.

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Dad demand fairness for Ng Hui Lin and Ng Hui Ern

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Published: 14 May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Usually, coaches often select badminton players based on evaluations of abilities, ranking, recent performance and potential.BAM could do better in handling the Uber Cup selection trials, and should give young players a chance to make an impression in major tournaments

When World No. 27th Ng Hui Lin-Ng Hui Ern were excluded from Malaysia’s Uber Cup team, the father of Ng sisters, Datuk Ng Thin Huatt was absolutely unhappy over the incident and sent a protest letter to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).

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Thomas Cup: Korea may spoil Malaysia's chances

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Published: 13 May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: When Lee Yong-dae and Kim Ki-jung were set to return to competition after getting their one year suspension lifted by the Badminton World Federation early April, competition in Group C of Thomas Cup is expected to be tough for Malaysia.

With Malaysia’s doubles pairs’ recent poor results, the task of trying to top the group seems even more daunting, considering the Korean has proven that its temporary men's doubles Yeon-seong-Sa-rang combined well to make the semi-finals of the Singapore Open during the absence of Lee Yong-dae and Kim Ki-jung. Can you spot Lee Chong Wei and Lee Yong-dae in these pictures?Furthermore, World No. 25 Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol, the third Korean pair, also hit a good patch with semi-final showings in the Singapore meet and the All-England. Any combinations of these guys could form equally powerful pairings.

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India ready for Uber Cup challenge

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Published: 13 May 2014
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For the first time in recent memory, Indian Uber Cup team is capable of reaching the knockout stage in the Thomas-Uber Cup finals that kicks-off at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on May 18. This year, India has been clubbed with Thailand, Canada and Hong Kong.Jwala Gutta exude confidence ahead of Uber Cup

Even though she is only 19 years old, PV Sindhu almost defeated Wang Shixian of China in the Asian Championship two weeks ago. She has proven that she can put up a fight in a potentially crucial match.

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Chong Wei: Fearless Attitude is what's Malaysia needed!

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Published: 12 May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Thomas Cup isn't about Lee Chong Wei anymore. It's about the team. This Thomas Cup is going to be tough for Malaysia, mainly because besides World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, there is no other player who can guarantee to secure a second or third point. Having said that, players like Daren Liew, Chong Wei Feng, Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah, Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong, or even Tan Boon Heong-Chan Peng Soon, if they can rediscover their form, they are more than capable of beating anyone on their day.Fearless Lee Chong Wei

On Monday, Lee Chong Wei displayed great leadership by urging his teammate to be fearless and relentless. He wanted his teammate to keep scrapping and keep coming at their opponent until the bitter end. “We have nothing to lose in the Thomas Cup. I've told Wei Feng and Daren to stay positive. Everyone should be fearless and confident, “said Chong Wei.

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