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Indonesia Open: Malaysia enjoys mixed results on opening day

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Published: 18 June 2014
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Jakarta: Malaysia wrapped up day one of Indonesia Open with six victories and four losses.

World number one Lee Chong Wei took 31 minutes to beat Indonesian player, Sony Dwi Kuncoro in straight sets 21-7 and 21-11. During the first set, Chong Wei adopted a more attacking approach and Sony was not able to keep pace with his adversary. Sony started the second set with a lot of offensive shots, but Chong Wei was able to stay calm and prevailed in the end. Chong Wei will play Brice Leverdez of France in second round.Lee Chong Wei advances to the second round of Indonesia Open easily

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Indonesia Open: Mohd Arif stuns Kento Momota

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Published: 18 June 2014
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Jakarta: In the first round of Indonesia Open, Mohd Arif Abdul Latif of Malaysia put up a brilliant all-around performance to upset Japan's Thomas Cup hero, world number 11th Kento Momota 21-19, 21-13 in 34 minutes. His victory makes me wonder had Malaysia decided to bring Arif to New Delhi, and played him in the Thomas Cup final against Momota, Malaysia would have already brought back the Thomas Cup. Oh well, I guess there is no "if" in reality.Hope Mohd Arif can rejuvenate his career through Indonesia Open

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Simon Santoso and Bellaetrix Manuputty hope to flourish in Indonesia Open

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Published: 17 June 2014
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Jakarta: The world number 28, Simon Santoso hoped being in the unusual position of underdog would help him wins the Indonesia Open.Bellaetrix Manuputty is the most beautiful female player from Indonesia

"My fitness levels and mental game are in good shape, and I am hoping for a good showing in the Indonesia Open," said Simon.

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Indonesian Open kicks off in Jakarta

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Published: 17 June 2014
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Jakarta -- The one-week Indonesia Open Super Series Premier badminton tournament kicked off in Indonesia's capital city Jakarta on Tuesday with the absence of China's Olympic and world champion Lin Dan.Indonesia Open kicks off without Super Dan

The tournament, offering 750,000 U.S. dollars in prizes has attracted more than 200 shuttlers including world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and Chinese ace Li Xuerui from 27 countries and regions.

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Indonesia Open: Arif and Li Lian advance to the main draw

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Published: 17 June 2014
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Jakarta: Former Asian Junior runner-up, Mohd Arif Abdul Latif cruised into the main draw of Indonesia Open on Tuesday. Arif defeated Christian Lind Thomsen of Denmark 21-23, 21-11, 21-18 in the first qualifying match, and knocked out Derek Wong of Singapore 21-16, 21-12 in his second qualifying match.Arif used to be the number four men’s singles in Malaysia after Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren

The world No. 73 will face Japan's Thomas Cup hero Kento Momota in the first round of Indonesia Open tomorrow.

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