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Strong Malaysian Presence In Final Of Super Series (pic)

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Published: 05 December 2009
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JOHOR BAHARU, Dec 5  -- Lee Chong Wei stormed into the final of the men's singles in the Super Series masters final for the second successive year.
Wong Mew Choo
A well carved out victory over Denmark's Peter Gade in their semi-final clash at the City Council Indoor stadium here Saturday night has put the world's No 1 shuttler and the defending champion in the fight against South Korea's Park Sung Hwan for the title and the US$40,000 winner's cheque Sunday.

The result was 21-17, 21-16 in Chong Wei's favour but the closeness of the score line actually did not reflect the proceedings on the court as it was the Malaysian who held the upper hand throughout and was never really in danger of letting the game slip away from his grasp.

Gade, the second seed in the tournament, knew it was going to be tough against Chong Wei in a repeat of last year's final in Kota Kinabalu, and despite his gallant effort, it was always going to be an uphill task for the 33-year-old Dane.

 

Super Series Masters: Jwala-Diju in final, Saina loses S/F (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 05 December 2009
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Johor Bahru: India's Valiyaveetil Diju and Jwala Gutta scored a sensational 21-19, 21-11 win over Poland's Robert Mateusiak and Nadiezda Kostiuczyk to storm into the mixed doubles final of the World Super Series Masters Finals badminton at the Johor Bahru City Stadium on Saturday.V Diju (L) and mixed doubles partner Jwala Gutta

However, top-seeded Indian Saina Nehwal went down 18-21, 18-21 to Juliane Schenk of Germany in the women's singles semifinals.

It was a strong comeback from world No 7 Jwala and Diju who had lost their opening Group match.

The Indians will take on World No. 4 and top seeds Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Christina Pedersen of Denmark in the final Sunday. The Danish combination went past England's Anthony Clark and Donna Kellogg 21-13, 21-17.

 

Olympics and Olympic Sports - Kellogg and Clark start with win

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 03 December 2009
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European badminton champions Donna Kellogg and Anthony Clark kicked off their Super Series Masters final campaign with a straight games victory in Malaysia.Donna Kellogg and Anthony Clark

In what will be Kellogg's final tournament before retiring, the duo cruised past India's Valiyaveetil Diju and Jwala Gutta, eventually coming through 21-15, 21-11 winners in their group B encounter.

 

Lee heads to Super Series semi-finals

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Published: 03 December 2009
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JOHOR BAHRU: Defending champion Lee Chong Wei smashed his way to an easy 21-6, 21-13 win over Indonesia's
Taufik Hidayat to reach the semi-finals at the World Super Series Masters Finals on Thursday.

The 27-year-old world number one from Malaysia completes his group fixtures with a match against China's
Boa Chunlai, who also advanced with a 17-21, 21-18, 21-16 win over Taiwan's Hsieh Yu Hsin.

Lee was at his best and said: "I just wanted to win and book my place in the semis. A defeat would have meant I had to wait for my final group match to decide my fate.

 
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Hendra’s Shot at Badminton Glory Fading

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 03 December 2009
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Thursday was a day to forget for Hendra Aprida Gunawan.

The former national player was in action in two events — men’s doubles and mixed doubles — and came away empty-handed both times during the second day of the Super Series Masters Finals in Johor Baru, Malaysia.

First, Hendra teamed up with men’s doubles partner Alvent Yulianto Chandra in a 21-19, 21-19 loss to South Korean pair Jung Jae Sung and Lee Young Dae at Bandaraya Indoor Stadium.

 
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