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Peter Pan of badminton gets one good sketch (pic)

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Published: 15 December 2011
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SUPER SERIES MASTERS FINALS
LIUZHOU, CHINA (DEC 14-18)

A graphic sketch of Denmark’s Peter-Gade Christensen in the Super Series Masters Finals souvenir book depicts him as a young boy.

The evergreen veteran was quite tickled as he turned 35 yesterday and is the oldest men’s player on tour. He thinks it is a true reflection of him - the Peter Pan of badminton who just wants to keep on playing.Super art: A graphic sketch of (from left) Lee Chong Wei, Peter Gade Christensen and Taufik Hidayat in the 2011 Super Series Masters Finals souvenir book.

“My team–mates made fun of me when they saw the picture. But it wasn’t as bad as that of Lee Chong Wei, and Taufik Hidayat looked quite funny too,” he quipped.

Yesterday, Christensen, who has graced the badminton scene for more than two decades, unveiled his plan for the future, which, expectedly, will involve youngsters.

He wants to be a coach when he ends his playing career after next year’s Olympic Games in London.

The Dane has kept a few options open as far as his coaching career is concerned.

 

Malaysian, Chinese named badminton players of the year (pic)

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Published: 15 December 2011
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BEIJING — Badminton's world governing body Wednesday named Malaysia's top men's singles player Lee Chong Wei and China's leading women's doubles pair Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang as 2011 players of the year.

It was the third consecutive player of the year award for world number one Lee, 29, who picked up five Superseries titles in the 2011 regular season and this week competes for his fourth consecutive Superseries finals title.Lee Chong Wei

The awards were announced by the World Badminton Federation ahead of the tournament here in south China's Liuzhou which runs through Sunday and is the year's last major event.

Wang and Yu are the current Superseries women's doubles champions and won seven of the Superseries 12 titles this year, becoming the first shuttlers ever to win four consecutive Superseries events.

It was the first time in the history of the award that it went to a doubles pair, the federation said.

 
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Chong Wei turns on the heat to overcome Japan’s Sho (pic)

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Published: 15 December 2011
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SUPER SERIES MASTERS FINALS
LIUZHOU, CHINA (DEC 14-18)

LIUZHOU: Cold winter winds were blowing outside, but inside the Li Ning Gymnasium yesterday, World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei turned on the heat on the opening day of the Super Series Masters Finals to win his Group A match in style.World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei got his Super Series Masters Finals campaign off to a winning start by downing Japan’s Sho Sasaki 21-11, 18- 21, 21-12.

Top seed Chong Wei overcame Japan’s Sho Sasaki, who was blowing hot and cold, 21-11, 18-21, 21-12 to signal a clear warning of his intention to capture the Masters Finals for the fourth time in a row.

He will take on Indonesia’s Simon Santoso in his second group match and a win will guarantee him a place in the semi-finals.

Yesterday, the Malaysian got off to a rousing start when he wrapped up the first game in quick fashion with his slicing chops and tantalising net play to break Sho’s rhythm.

The clever play immediately won the admiration of the local fans here.

 

Chong Wei and Lin Dan share unique friendship off the court (pic)

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Published: 02 December 2011
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan of China are deadly rivals on the badminton court. But all those years of trying to outdo each other has seen them develop a special bond born of mutual respect.

This great rivalry and unique friendship, on and off the court, is good for the sport, says Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) vice president David Wee.

David, who was the Malaysian team manager for the final leg of the Super Series Tour in Shanghai last week, had the privilege to witness the close relationship behind the rivalry between the world’s two greatest players.Healthy rivalry: Lin Dan sharing a light moment with Lee Chong Wei in the dressing room after their China Open semi-final match last week.

He was quite surprised with Lin Dan’s ‘gentle’ side – especially after the four-time world champion’s 19-21, 21-12, 21-11 win over Chong Wei in the semi-final of the China Open in a match that lasted one hour and 15 minutes.

 

Chance for Hafiz to make a breakthrough (pic)

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Published: 02 December 2011
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PETALING JAYA: KLRC’s Mohd Hafiz Hashim is just one step away from reaching his first semi-finals this year.

Yesterday, the former All-England champion continued his fine form to make the quarter-finals of the Macau Open with a convincing 21-19, 21-13 win over Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in the third round.Hafiz: Defeated Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto in the third round of the Macau Open yesterday.

Today, he will take on Japan’s Kenichi Tago in a bid to end the rut after struggling throughout the year.

If he continues to get the better of rising youngsters, the 28-year-old Hafiz will surely be considered for the Thomas Cup Finals next year.

There were, however, mixed fortunes for Malaysia in both the men’s and women’s doubles.

In the men’s doubles, only Mohd Lutfi Zaim Abdul Khalid-Vountus Indra Mawan are left in the fray after KLRC’s Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari-Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif crashed out.

 

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