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Badminton All England 2010: Anthony Clark and Heather Olver lift home hopes (pic)

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Published: 11 March 2010
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Doubles specialist Anthony Clark started day two of the All England Open berating his defeat with partner Nathan Robertson in the men's event but, along with partner Heather Olver, ended it by becoming the first English pair through to the quarter-finals in Birmingham. Anthony Clark and Heather Olver moved into All England last eigh

Such is the strength of this 100th Badminton Championships, experience is telling here but the English pair, playing only their second major tournament, tore up the doubles manual to record a superb 21-18, 22-10 win in 33 minutes over Chinese Taipei’s Sheng Mu Lee and Yu Chin Chien.

 

Badminton All England 2010: Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei eases into last eight

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Published: 11 March 2010
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Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei beat Sony Dwi of Indonesia on Thursday to become the first player to book their place in the quarter-finals of the men's singles at the All-England Open.

The world No 1 from Malaysia came through 21-11, 21-17 against the Indonesian, a dangerous former winner of Olympic bronze and world silver medals who made an intriguing fight of the second game.

Lee's athletic and carefully crafted victory took him within two wins of another possible meeting in the final with Lin Dan, whose triumph last year helped China to capture all five titles for the first time.

Lee said he was confident about the rest of the week. "I am getting better and better. The second set shows I have improved from yesterday," he said, referring to his slightly laboured first round win over Chetan Anand of India.

 

All England: Chong Wei Reaches Quarter-Finals

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Published: 11 March 2010
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 11  -- Top seed and Olympic silver medallist Datuk Lee Chong Wei stepped closer to his first ever All England badminton championship by advancing into the men's singles quarter-finals.Lee Chong Wei defeated Sony and moved into the quarter-finals

Lee won his second round tie against world number 11 Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia in the match played at the Birmingham's National Indoor Arena today.

The battle, which lasted 39 minutes, saw the Malaysian shuttler taming the Indonesian 21-11, 21-17.

Another Malaysian in the running is Muhammad Hafiz Hashim who is scheduled to meet world number two Lin Dan of China at 5am Friday (Malaysian time).

In the men's doubles, Gan Teik Chai-Tan Bin Shen and veteran pair of Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah are slated to play later tonight.Lee Chong Wei in All England

 
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Easy Wins For Chong Wei, Early Exit For Koo And Tan

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Published: 10 March 2010
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 10  -- World number one men's singles badminton player Datuk Lee Chong Wei advanced to the second round of the All-England Badminton Championship after beating India's Chetan Anand in his first round match at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham on Wednesday.

However, world top men's doubles Koo Kean Keat/Tan Boon Heong were shown an early exit by Danish pair Lars Paaske/Jonas Rassmussen, the 2003 world champions, 21-13, 21-11 in straight sets after 27 minutes.

 

Badminton All England 2010: Andrew Smith and Rajiv Ouseph face tough task (pic)

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Published: 10 March 2010
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England’s top two singles’ players moved serenely into the second round of the 100th All England Open here in Birmingham.

Andrew Smith, the world No 26, made short work of Holland’s Eric Pang 21-10, 21-11 in 20 swift minutes while Rajiv Ouseph, England’s No 1, beat Matthieu Lo Ying Ping, of France, 21-17, 21-19, having clawed back an 8-2 deficit in the second game. Rajiv Ouseph is England's No 1 and world No 23

The tough matches start on Thursday, though. Smith plays former Olympic champion Taufik Hidaya while Ouseph tackles China's Jin Chen, the No 3 seed. Chen had to save a match point against India's Dionysius Rumbaka.

Smith, who trains at the Kuala Lumpur Racket Club after several indifferences with Badminton England, said: "I'm not 100 per cent but I'm better. It was okay today, there is just a tiny bit of pain. I came here today on the basis of just having a hit and seeing if it was okay.”

 

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