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Disastrous quarterfinals for Malaysia

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Published: 26 September 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR, Fri:

The national badminton squad hit a brick wall in the knock-out stage of the quarter-final matches at the China Masters in Guangzhou today.

In the women’s doubles, the country’s fourth-seeded pair Chin Eei Hui/Wong Pei Tty unexpectedly lost to unseeded Zhang Dan/Zhang Zhibo of Macau.
 
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Saina Nehwal in China Masters semis

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 26 September 2008
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NEW DELHI: India's Saina Nehwal shocked world No.6 Lin Zhu of China to move into the semi-finals of the China Masters Super Series badminton in Changzhou Thursday.

World No.12 Saina, seeded seventh, won 21-16, 23-21 and 21-18 against the third seed Chinese. In the semis, Saina, who got a bye in the first round, will face Mi Zhou of Hong Kong.

Zhou, world no.2, defeated top-ranked Chinese Lu Lan 10-21, 21-13 and 21-14.

The 18-year-old Saina won the Chinese Taipei Open September 14 but lost in the first round of Japan Super Series.
 
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Choong Han, Tan Fook And Wan Wah To Leave BAM End Of This Month

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Published: 26 September 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 (Bernama) -- After having contributed to badminton sports in the country for more than a decade, veteran shuttler Wong Choong Hann and the doubles pair of Chong Tan Fook/Lee Wan Wah have finally decided to leave the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) at the end of the month.

However, the decision does not mean that they are giving up professional competition as they will be on their own and looking for sponsors, at least for the next two or three years.

"In the meantime, we will also be taking the examination for the coaching certificate from BAM," Choong Han told reporters, here Friday.

However, Choong Hann said he was not planning to be a coach in the near future but would acquire additional knowledge in coaching in the next two to three years.
 
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Nightmarish Day For Malaysian Shuttlers

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 September 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Bernama) -- The national badminton squad suffered back-to-back losses in the second round matches at the China Masters in Guangzhou, Thursday.

The major upset was when the top men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, who are seeded third, were shown the exit by the unseeded Sun Jun/Xu Chen of China in straight sets 25-23, 21-19.

Earlier, fourth-seeded pair Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif/Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari were outplayed by the Indonesian pair of Hendra Aprida Gunawan/Joko Riyadi in a three-set thriller 12-21, 21-19, 21-8.
 

Saina Nehwal sails into QF of Chinese Masters (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 September 2008
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New Delhi, September 25: Saina Nehwal shrugged off the disappointment of last week's Japan Open debacle and spanked Japanese Ai Goto in straight sets to cruise into the quarter-finals of the China Master Super Series at Changzhou in China on Thursday.

 
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