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Chen Long: I want to be a star player (pic)

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Published: 24 June 2009
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Chinese youngster Chen Long hopes that it will not be too long before he lives up to his country’s expectation as a star player.

The Asian and world junior champion has in his first year as a member of he senior team experienced disappointments.Chen Long: ‘The journey to being a big star is not easy. It all depends how much one can give in practice sessions’.

“I did not do well in 2008 as a senior player. It is not easy to try to match the players, who are older and have years of experience behind them,” said the 21-year-old.”

But the lanky Chen Long wants to follow in the footsteps of Lin Dan, Bao Chunlai and Chen Jin and he is prepared to go the extra mile to make it big.

“The journey to be a big star is not easy. It all depends on how much one can give in practice sessions. It involves a lot of hard work and I have committed myself to go through the hardship,” he said.

 
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Four Badminton Champions Head GP Challenge

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Published: 24 June 2009
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 (Bernama) -- Badminton fans in Johor are in for a treat.

Four winners from the just-concluded Indonesian Open will showcase their talent at the six-day Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold 2009 in Johor Baru, beginning tomorrow.

World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei, Malaysian top women's pair Wong Pei Tty-Chin Ee Hui, India's rising star Saina Nehwal and China's Zheng Bo-Ma Jin, who emerged as champions in their respective event at yesterday's Indonesia Open, have confirmed their entry for the event.

In a statement here Monday, the organiser said that as one of the major tournaments leading up to the World Championships (August 10-16) in Hyderabad, India, the Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia event was the perfect venue for those who had already booked their tickets to India to assert their dominance on their rivals.

 

Saina banking on home record

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Published: 24 June 2009
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HYDERABAD holds fond memories for Indonesia Open champion Saina Nehwal as it was there that she first picked up a badminton racquet as an eight-year-old.

And it is in Hyderabad where Saina, 19, will be hoping to bag India's first ever women's singles title in the World Championships on Aug 10-16.



Saina has been unbeatable in India having won two titles last year including the girls' singles of the World Junior Championships in Pune, and this makes her a strong contender for the world title.



Saina, coached by former All England champion P. Gopichand, said she will prepare well for Hyderabad.



"It will be a dream come true to win a title in Hyderabad. I'm going to train hard for it. I will have home ground advantage which gives me a head start," said Saina in Johor Baru yesterday.


"However, winning a world title is not easy and I will have to prepare and condition well for it."



Saina, the World No 8, made history by bagging her country's first Super Series title last week in Indonesia where she beat China's Wang Lin, the World No 3.



"It's a great achievement for me and it has come at the right time. The victory has given me the boost and confidence to train harder and give my best shot at the world meet.



"China's players are not as invincible as before and the women's singles at the world meet, I strongly feel, will be an open affair. It's just a matter of who prepares best for it," added Saina, who has won 11 career titles since competing in tournaments in 2003.



Saina is competing in the Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold at the Johor Baru City Council Stadium, and the second seed opens her campaign against Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk today.

 
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Mew Choo can get boost in limited time to get back on top

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Published: 24 June 2009
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MALAYSIA can hope for more than one title in the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold championships, which begin today at the Ban­daraya Stadium here.

Elite shuttlers Lee Chong Wei, Chin Eei Hui-Wong Pei Tty and Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong are in good form. But it will be more meaningful if the top national women’s singles shuttler, Wong Mew Choo, emerges as one of the winners on Sunday.

Mew Choo, who is coming out of injuries, has been lying low while the other Malaysians have had their share of taking the limelight.

In the Indonesia Open last week, Chong Wei and Eei Hui-Pei Tty lived up to their status as world No. 1s to win the men’s singles and women’s doubles titles respectively.

And although the men’s pair of Kien Keat-Boon Heong have not won any title since their success at the Swiss Open in March, they have been showing steady improvement. In the Indonesia Open, they gave a good fight against China’s Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng before bowing out in the semi-finals.

 

Saina should target Hyderabad world meet

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Published: 23 June 2009
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Bangalore: With a Super Series title in her bag, Saina Nehwal can afford to relax and savour the moment. But not for long, as the Malaysian Open GP begins this week and she will have to get battle-ready all over again.

But beyond her immediate task at the Malaysian Open, the Indian will have to get used to her automatic elevation as one of the favourites for the World Championships on home turf in August. Given the media attention in the run-up to the event, Saina can expect to be closely followed and talked-about.

The Indonesian title makes her only one among four or five players capable of resisting China's juggernaut. Tine Rasmussen (Denmark), Zhou Mi and Wang Chen (both former Chinese internationals playing for Hong Kong), Pi Hongyan (China-born Frenchwoman), Wong Mew Choo (Malaysia) are the only players who have breached the Chinese wall.

Of these, Rasmussen is in her late twenties, while Zhou Mi, Wang Chen and Pi Hongyan are on the wrong side of the 30s. Malaysian Wong Mew Choo has had recurring knee problems.

 

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