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China Open Super Series 2011: Seeds Topple On Day 2

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Published: 25 November 2011
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It may have only been a few seeds that crashed out today, but the significance of the names have changed several of the draws appearance. New world number 1 Wang Shixian crashed out as well as Taufik Hidayat in what could be his last tournament as a Super Series seeded player.

Taufik Crashes Out

It has been an all too similar story this year for Hidayat, another early exit from a Super Series but the manner of his defeat as well as the opponent signals a change in the guard of Indonesian badminton. His 21-15, 21-10 loss to Simon Santoso could be the last time Taufik Hidayat is ranked above Santoso, with just two places separating the pair at the start of the week and Santoso’s reward is a quarter final match against Peter Gade, who defeated Du Pengyu in his second round match. Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan both progressed safely into the last 8, as did Chen Long and Chen Jin who now face each other for a place in the semi finals on Saturday.

 

China Badminton Open Continues in Shanghai (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 November 2011
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World number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia is into Friday's quarter-finals at the China Open badminton tournament in Shanghai after an easy win over Japan's Kenichi Tago. China's Chen Long competes at the China Open on November 24th, 2011 in Shanghai, China.

Also through is world number three Lin Dan. He will meet Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen who is currently battling for an Olympic spot.

World number five Chen Jin will meet number two Chen Long in an all-China affair also on Friday.

In the women's event, five of the eight quarter-final spots are taken by Chinese players. Among the highlights, world number three Wang Xin meets qualifier Yao Xue, and number two Wang Yihan faces Bulgaria's Petra Nedelcheva.

 
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'Super Dan' coasts to Hong Kong badminton title (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 20 November 2011
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HONG KONG — Olympic and four-time world champion Lin Dan crushed Chen Jin 21-12, 21-19 in an all-Chinese men's singles final at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday, drawing an emphatic line under a recent indifferent spell.

Victory over 2010 world champion Chen in the $250,000 event was just the second Super Series title of the year for third-ranked "Super Dan", the sport's most decorated player, who won his fourth world crown in London in August.Olympic and four-time world champion Lin Dan is currently badminton's most decorated player

Lin, who ended the hopes of Malaysian arch-rival and world number one Lee Chong Wei in the semi-finals, proved too strong for Chen in front of a sizeable crowd at the Hong Kong Coliseum.

After a closely fought opening to the match, left-handed Lin won seven consecutive points to seal the first game 21-12. He hit a total of eight smash winners, always looking in control against his fifth-ranked opponent.

 

Lin beats Lee in Hong Kong semifinal

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Published: 19 November 2011
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HONG KONG: Chinese Olympic badminton champion Lin Dan beat world number one Lee Chong Wei in straight sets on Saturday to reach the final of the Hong Kong Open.

Lin, a four-time world champion, dominated the match, taking 46 minutes to beat his great rival 21-16, 21-14, and ending the Malaysian's record of reaching the final of every Open tournament he has played this year.

Lee had been many people's favourite to win at the Hong Kong Coliseum following an indifferent recent run by Lin, who has again courted controversy by forfeiting matches against Chinese team-mates through injury or illness.

But Lee could not avenge his heart-breaking world final loss to Lin and in a match between the two dominant players of their generation, it was the Chinese shuttler who was once again on top.

 

Chong Wei To Meet Lin Dan At Hong Kong Open Semifinals Tomorrow

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Published: 18 November 2011
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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18  -- World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei easily cruised into the men's singles semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open Badminton Championship after defeating Indian singles Ajay Jayaram in today's quarter-finals.

Chong Wei only took 31 minutes to defeat Ajay, ranked 34th in the world, with 21-16, 21-13 in the championship worth US$250,000 (RM791,301).

However, Chong Wei is expected to face tough competition from his traditional enemy, Lin Dan, at the semi-finals tomorrow.

Lin Dan, who is 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medallist, booked the ticket to the semi-finals after defeating Shon Wan Ho from Korea, 21-15, 21-18 in just 40 minutes.

World number two, Chen Long from China, who defeated R.M.V Gurusaidutt from India 21-13, 23-21 also qualified to the semi-finals.

Chen Long will play against the winner of another quarter-final match between Peter Hoeg Gade from Denmark and Jin Chen from China.

 
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