Latest Badminton News and Articles

Chen Long to miss Super Series (pic)

Category: Badminton News
Published: 21 November 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 533

KUALA LUMPUR: Defending champion Chen Long of China is set to miss this year’s BWF World Super Series Finals from Dec 11-15 at the KLBA Stadium in Cheras following his decision to skip the ongoing Hong Kong Open in Kowloon.

The world No 2 moved up nine rungs to the eighth spot in the Super Series standings with a total 40,540 points after winning the China Open in Shanghai last week. Chen Long will slip down the Super Series rankings because he is skipping the Hong Kong Open.

He however is expected to drop one spot after missing the Hong Kong Open, which is the final leg of the 12-stop Tour.

Local star Hu Yun, who is currently ranked ninth with 39,580 points is expected to overtake Chen Long in the standings.

Hu Yun has earned 3,600 points for reaching the second round of the Hong Kong Open on Wednesday and that will strengthen his chances of making the Finals as one of the top eight qualifiers.

Read more ...
 

Chong Wei, Chan-Goh enter HK q-finals (pic)

Category: Badminton News
Published: 21 November 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 502

KUALA LUMPUR: Singles shuttler Chong Wei Feng continued to remain in the shadow of his senior Lee Chong Wei after losing to the world No. 1 in the second round of the Hong Kong Open in Kowloon.

On Thursday, Wei Feng came up short when he went down 12-21, 18-21 to Chong Wei in just 27 minutes.

It was Wei Feng’s third loss to Chong Wei. And, again, he just couldn’t break the solid defence and strong resolve of the more experienced Chong Wei, who dictated the pace from the start.Lee Chong Wei defeated compatriot Chong Wei Feng 12-21, 18-21 in the second round of the Hong Kong Open. Chong Wei will face French Open champion Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark in Friday’s quarter-finals.

But there is no time for the 26-year-old Wei Feng to wallow in self pity as he has get back up and get ready for the Myanmar SEA Games next month.

“Chong Wei had answers to all my attacking shots and used his experience to get the better of me in windy conditions inside this stadium. Tactically, I was well beaten,” said Wei Feng.

Read more ...
 

Qualifying to Uber Cup will be tough: Sonia (pic)

Category: Badminton News
Published: 20 November 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 597

KUALA LUMPUR: Singles shuttler Sonia Cheah is back in training but she foresees a huge challenge for the women’s team qualifying for the Uber Cup Finals next year.

Ironically, Sonia, who returned to Stadium Juara in Bukit Kiara this week after almost five months’ break due to an Archilles tendon rupture, is still the country’s top player.

She is ranked 46th in the world while her other team-mates have dropped further in the world standings. The next best is Tee Jing Yi at 71st followed by Yang Li Lian at 94th spot and Lim Chiew Sien at 158th. Sonia Cheah is back in training and is eager to participate in the Malaysian Open in January.

Former international Sanntasah Saniru, who joined a few women singles leaving the national team last year due to various reasons, is at 104th.

Without having many players in the top 60, it will be difficult for Malaysia to qualify for next year’s Uber Cup Finals.

Read more ...
 

Wei Feng: I have a chance to win gold (pic)

Category: Badminton News
Published: 20 November 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 484

KUALA LUMPUR: The first time could be a charm for national men’s singles shuttler Chong Wei Feng at the Myanmar SEA Games from Dec 9-14 in Naypyitaw.

It has taken the scrawny Wei Feng eight long years to represent Malaysia in his first major tournament and the 26-year-old is ready to justify his selection by taking the bull by its horns at the biennial Games.

Malaysia last won a men’s singles title at the SEA Games through Mohd Roslin Hashim at the Kuala Lumpur edition in 2001. The first time could be a charm for national men’s singles shuttler Chong Wei Feng at the Myanmar SEA Games from Dec 9-14 in Naypyitaw.

And the hope is now on Wei Feng and his younger compatriot Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin to end the 12-year wait in Myanmar - especially in the absence of world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei.

Wei Feng is all pumped up to make his debut a memorable one.

“I am 26 years old this year and as a senior player, I intend to grab this opportunity to the fullest to bring honour to the nation. This is my first major multi-sport Games and I am excited,” said Wei Feng.

The world No. 17 Wei Feng said that he had several reasons for being a late bloomer.

Read more ...
 

Chong Wei v Wei Feng in HK Open (pic)

Category: Badminton News
Published: 20 November 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 490

KUALA LUMPUR: Shuttler Chong Wei Feng will be out to avoid a beating when he takes on his illustrious senior Lee Chong Wei in the second round of the Hong Kong Open in Kowloon on Thursday.

On Wednesday, top seed and defending champion Chong Wei and Wei Feng assured one ticket for Malaysia in the quarter-finals when the duo cleared their first round matches in convincing fashion. Chong Wei Feng faces his senior Lee Chong Wei in the Hong Kong Open second round on Nov 21, 2013.

The 31-year-old Chong Wei, who skipped last week’s China Open due to discomfort in his ankle, showed that he was back in the groove by dumping India’s future star K. Srikanth 21-18, 21-14 in just 30 minutes.

Wei Feng, tipped to be his successor, also played superbly when he defeated Japan’s No. 2 player Sho Sasaki 21-8, 21-12 in 36 minutes.

It was sweet revenge for Wei Feng after having lost to the Japanese in the opening round of the French Open just two weeks ago.

The 26-year-old Wei Feng hopes to steal at least one game against world No. 1 Chong Wei on Thursday.

Read more ...
 

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: Malaysia Open 2016

Badminton Videos for 2016 malaysia open

Watch Replays

Related Badminton News

Recommended badminton news for you