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Top players to compete in US$750,000 Indonesia Open

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Published: 16 June 2014
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Jakarta: As many as 28 countries will be participating in BCA Indonesia Open Metlife BWF World Super Series Premier 2014 that begins on June 18.At Indonesia Open Press Conference - Cai Yun, Kento Momota, Kenichi Tago, Wang Shixian, Carolina Marin, Chris Adcock, Viktor Axelsen

"I will be focused in each game in order to pass the qualification round. I will try to maintain my performance just like in the previous Singapore Open," Indonesian men’s singles player Simon Santoso said at a press conference in Jakarta on Monday.

Last April, Simon bounced back after a shaky start to the year, by crushing world number one Lee Chong Wei in the Singapore Open Super Series 2014 men’s singles final.

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Goh V Shem and Lim Khim Wah gear up for Indonesian Open

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Published: 16 June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Indonesia Open would be Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah's last chance to fulfil their potentials as the promising men's doubles for Malaysia. Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem has shown some improvements by winning the Malaysian Open early this year, but they have been struggling for form since.The future of Khim Wah (left) -V Shem partnership will depends on their result in the Indonesia Open

Goh V Shem has been partnered with different players since Thomas Cup, his partnership with Tan Wee-Kiong stood out as the most impressive during Thomas Cup Finals, where they won all their matches against top pairs from Korea and Japan.

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Koo Kien Keat joins Tan Boon Heong for World Championships

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Published: 16 June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: On Monday, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has confirmed that they will field Koo Kien Keat with Tan Boon Heong in the World Championships, Copenhagen from Aug 25-31.Koo Kien Keat needs to ramp up his self-discipline and lose a lot of weight in order to restart his career!

According to Badminton World Federation (BWF), each country can send a maximum of three pairs of men's doubles if they are ranked within the top 24. Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong are currently ranked number 24th, which allowed them to qualify for the world meet on merit.

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Lee Chong Wei,Li Xuerui win Japan Open titles

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Published: 15 June 2014
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Tokyo: Malaysian badminton super star Lee Chong Wei won his fifth Japan Open title after beating Hong Kong's Hu Yun 21-14, 21-12 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.Lee Chong Wei is the most successful badminton players on Japanese soil by winning 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 Japan Open titles.

Playing with an unusually aggressive flair, Lee Chong Wei led the first game all the way with a cushion of up to eight points. Chong Wei scored the 21th point in the first set after eighth-seeded Hu returned a high lob into the net.

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Japan Open: Lee Chong Wei reaches final

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Published: 14 June 2014
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Tokyo: World number one is now one victory away from becoming the first man to win five Japan Open titles.Lee Chong Wei is seeking a fifth Japan Open title

Lee Chong Wei extended his mastery over Kenichi Tago as he stopped the Japanese 21-15, 21-17 in a dominant semi-final win lasting 47 minutes. Chong Wei will play the "giant slayer" of the tournament, Hu Yun from Hong Kong. Hu Yun had played some of the most thrilling badminton of the tournament to beat world number two, Chen Long in the quarter final, and world number three Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark 21-13, 19-21, 21-15 in a 62-minute semi-final match. On Sunday, Chong Wei needs to watch out for Hu Yun as the way Hu is playing, he is capable of knocking off the defending champ in the final.

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