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Chong Wei, Wei Feng through to second round (pic)

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Published: 04 March 2014
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BIRMINGHAM: It was plain sailing for world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei and Chong Wei Feng in the first round of the All-England at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

Chong Wei showed no ill effects of his ankle injury as he scored a comprehensive 21-15, 21-17 win over Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk on Wednesday.World No. 16 Chong Wei Feng in a file photo. He beat world No. 11 Marc Zwiebler of Germany 21-18, 21-19 in the first round of the All-England.

Over on the other court, world No. 16 Wei Feng, who has endured a torrid start to the year, put up a superb attacking display to pack off world No. 11 Marc Zwiebler of Germany 21-18, 21-19.

A third Malaysian shuttler was in the fray in the first round. However, Misbun Ramdan Misbun, who came through the qualifiers, went down to Taiwan’s Chou Tien-chen 21-15, 21-10.

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All-England: Thien How-Wee Kiong scrape through to second round (pic)

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Published: 04 March 2014
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BIRMINGHAM: It was almost a disastrous start for Malaysia’s new No. 1 pair Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong in the first round of the All-England.

The world No. 8, who are leading the doubles charge following Koo Kien Keat’s resignation from the BA of Malaysia (BAM), were made to slog for a 19-21, 21-13, 21-4 win over Hong Kong qualifiers Chan Yun Lung-Lee Chun Hei in the first round on Wednesday.Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong in a file photo. The pair beat Hong Kong qualifiers Chan Yun Lung-Lee Chun Hei 19-21, 21-13, 21-4 in the All-England first round.

Despite leading 15-7 in the first game, a stretch of errors allowed the young Hong Kong pair to bounce back to steal the game 21-19.

Fortunately, the fifth-seeded Thien How-Wee Kiong fought back to take the second game 21-13 before blowing their opponents out of the water in the deciding rubber to seal their last-16 slot.

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All England - Sugiarto crashes out at first hurdle (pic)

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Published: 04 March 2014
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Tommy Sugiarto, winner of the Singapore Open last year and finalist at last month's Malaysian Open, was sent crashing out by a qualifier in the first round at the All England Open on Wednesday.

BIRMINGHAM: Tommy Sugiarto, winner of the Singapore Open last year and finalist at last month's Malaysian Open, was sent crashing out by a qualifier in the first round at the All England Open on Wednesday.

The world number three from Indonesia twice appeared to have turned the match around, and was foiled only in the last few points by Gao Huan, an impressively resilient Chinese player.Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia during the men's singles semi final at the BWF badminton World Superseries Finals in Kuala Lumpur in December 2013.

The 24-year-old from Liaoning won 21-13, 10-21, 21-18, making good use of his familiarity with the conditions from his two matches in the qualifying competition to squeeze out the best win of his career.

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From friends to foes for Chinese Olympic champs

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Published: 04 March 2014
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LONDON: United, Fu Haifeng and Cai Yun stand as an unstoppable force in men's badminton doubles, hauling in four World Championships and an Olympic gold medal. Divided? One will have to fall when they meet at the All England badminton championships.

The duo said they would continue to play together after winning gold in London in 2012, but the Chinese have been experimenting with their lineups and Fu is partnering Zhang Nan, while Cai is with Kai Lu in Birmingham.

The new pairs will square off against each other in the first round proper.

"The All England is an incredible tournament and everyone who plays here wants to win," said Fu.

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Singapore finalise squad for OUE Singapore Open (pic)

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Published: 03 March 2014
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World number 50 Derek Wong will compete in the men's singles, where he could face top-ranked Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia at some point.

SINGAPORE: Singapore has finalised its squad for a star-studded OUE Singapore Open from April 8 to 14.

World number 50 Derek Wong will compete in the men's singles, where he could face top-ranked Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia at some point.

2013 Singapore Open champion Tommy Sugiarto is also returning to defend his title.Singapore's Yao Lei (L) and Shinta Mulia Sari during the badminton women's doubles quarter final round at the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar on 12 Dec 2013.

Wong said, "It is good to see so many world-class badminton players coming to compete in the OUE Singapore Open. I believe with the support of the home fans, this will push me to perform better."

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