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World No 1 may skip Malaysia Open (pic)

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Published: 25 April 2013
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NO MOTIVATION: Daddy wants to spend more time with his newborn son

LEE Chong Wei will most likely skip the Malaysia Open but men's doubles Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong are almost assured of retaining their title in view of the mediocre  opposition at the grand prix gold event which begins at Juara Stadium on Tuesday.

World No 1 Chong Wei, who is currently competing in the India Open in New Delhi, may opt not to play in the tournament so that he can spend more time with his newborn son Kingston.National back-up shuttler Chong Wei Feng has never won an international title.

Having won the event four times in a row, it will be difficult for Chong Wei to motivate himself and added to that, his preparation has also not been ideal for almost two months now.

The tournament, originally to be held in Kuantan, has been moved to Juara Stadium and the start of the competition was also brought forward by one day as the finals coincided with the May 5 general elections.

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Top international shuttlers withdraw from Indian Open Super Series

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Published: 23 April 2013
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Kuncoro was the second highest-ranked player in the men's lineup after World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei. Parupalli Kashyap will spearhead India's challenge.

New Delhi:  World No.4 Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia has withdrawn from Indian Open Super Series badminton men's event beginning in New Delhi on Tuesday and two top-20 players from the women's singles event.

China's World No. 13 Jiang Yanjiao and 15th ranked Fanetri Lindaweni of Indonesia have pulled out from the women's draw. India's Saina Nehwal is the top seed.

Kuncoro was the second highest-ranked player in the men's lineup after World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei. Parupalli Kashyap will spearhead India's challenge.

 

India Open Badminton: All Eyes On Saina, Lee

Category: Badminton News
Published: 23 April 2013
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New Delhi: Despite her poor record in the last two India Open Super Series, badminton star Saina Nehwal still remains the favourite at the $200,000 tournament that starts Tuesday here at the Siri Fort Complex.

The London Olympics bronze medallist made a first round exit in 2011 and managed to make the second round in 2012.

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The badminton DNA in Kingston (pic)

Category: Badminton News
Published: 23 April 2013
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LEGACY: Will Chong Wei's son rise to the summit of the sport?

GENETICISTS and sports fans alike are excited. The king of badminton has married the queen of badminton and now they have a son.

Will Kingston Lee, the son of Datuk Lee Chong Wei and Datin Wong Mew Choo, who was born on April 12, grow up to rule the court? Will Lee Junior be a chip off the old block with badminton written all over his DNA, so to speak?Kingston Lee, the son of badminton legend Datuk Lee Chong Wei, with his mother, Datin Wong Mew Choo.  Read more: The badminton DNA in Kingston

Kingston's lineage is awesome. While his father is the world ranked No. 1 player and twice Olympic silver medallist, his mother's track record is also remarkable.

Mew Choo was Malaysia's most successful female player in recent years, earning a World No. 7 ranking, and winning many international titles, including the 2003 Sea Games gold. She had also beaten some of China's top players, a feat no other Malaysian female players could match.

If it is all in the genes, as most people would like to think so, then Kingston has what it takes to be a future champion. Of course, much will depend on how Chong Wei brings up his son.

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