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Europeans to shine once more: Ouseph (pic)

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Published: 05 March 2014
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BIRMINGHAM: England's Rajiv Ouseph believes that European singles players are slowly but surely catching up with their Asian counterparts.

While Europe has always provided a strong challenge in the doubles events, it is the men’s singles that has always been lacking since the glory days of Denmark’s Peter Gade.The Commonwealth Games silver medallist will be severely tested when he faces rising Japanese star Kento Momota in the second round.

But Ouseph, who defeated Gade in the first round of the All-England two years ago, believes that the European men are definitely on their way back up once more.

This was after the lanky 27-year-old fought to a superb win over China’s world No. 7 Du Pengyu in the first round of the All-England on Wednesday.

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All England Open: British stars set to feature in Birmingham (pic)

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Published: 05 March 2014
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Britain's leading contenders will be in action when the first round of the All England Open Championships begins in Birmingham on Wednesday.

Chris Adcock features in the mixed doubles with wife Gabby White, and in the men's doubles with Andy Ellis.Britain's leading contenders will be in action when the first round of the All England Open Championships begins in Birmingham on Wednesday.

Adcock and White reached a career-high fifth in the world rankings when they won the Hong Kong Open last November.

World number one and top seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia will bid for his third All-England title in the men's singles.

Last year's winner Chen Long of China defends the crown he won in 2013 at Lee's expense.

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Nielsen-Pedersen hoping for better luck this time (pic)

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Published: 05 March 2014
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BIRMINGHAM: World No. 4 mixed doubles pair Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Christinna Pedersen of Denmark are the in-form pair right now.

They won the Superseries Finals in Kuala Lumpur last year before returning to Malaysia in January, where they made the final of the Malaysian Open – losing to China’s Xu Chen-Ma Jin.Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen in a file photo. They beat India’s Tarun Kona-Ashwini Ponnappa 21-13, 21-16 in the first round of the All-England.

Nevertheless, Nielsen-Pedersen have consistently beaten the top Chinese pairs and Indonesia’s reigning world champions Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir.

But the All-England is one tournament where the Danes have generally never done well – losing in the first round last year and only making the quarter-finals in 2011 and 2012.

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Haifeng: Partnership with Cai Yun is over (pic)

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Published: 05 March 2014
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BIRMINGHAM: Four-time world champion Fu Haifeng believes that his 12-year partnership with Cai Yun has come to an end.

The 30-year-old Haifeng and Cai Yun are one of the most celebrated men’s doubles pairs in the world.

Together, they have won four world titles, an Olympic gold medal (2008), and led China to the Thomas Cup for six straight editions since 2004.Fu Haifeng (right) and Cai Yun are now being paired with younger players. Haifeng says their time as partners is over as they take on the new role of mentors with the China national team.

Although Haifeng is not ready to call time on his career, he believes that the partnership with Cai Yun is no longer viable.

In fact, Haifeng has already started trying out several different partners since the world championships in Guangzhou last year, namely with Hong Wei and Zhang Nan.

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Chong Wei, Wei Feng through to second round (pic)

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Published: 04 March 2014
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BIRMINGHAM: It was plain sailing for world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei and Chong Wei Feng in the first round of the All-England at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

Chong Wei showed no ill effects of his ankle injury as he scored a comprehensive 21-15, 21-17 win over Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk on Wednesday.World No. 16 Chong Wei Feng in a file photo. He beat world No. 11 Marc Zwiebler of Germany 21-18, 21-19 in the first round of the All-England.

Over on the other court, world No. 16 Wei Feng, who has endured a torrid start to the year, put up a superb attacking display to pack off world No. 11 Marc Zwiebler of Germany 21-18, 21-19.

A third Malaysian shuttler was in the fray in the first round. However, Misbun Ramdan Misbun, who came through the qualifiers, went down to Taiwan’s Chou Tien-chen 21-15, 21-10.

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