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French Open Super Series: Lee Chong Wei tames Marc Zwiebler in the Men’s Singles first round (pic)

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Published: 28 October 2011
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The World Number One Lee Chong Wei moves into the Men’s Singles second round as he tamed Germany’s Marc Zwiebler in the first round of the 2011 French Open Super Series, on Wednesday, October 26, at Paris, France.

The top seed played his usual game against the lower ranked German and finished off the battle by taking just 31 minutes in the court. He displayed his elite skills and spared no chance for his challenger to fight back in the match. Zwiebler failed to take even a single game and bowed down in straight sets.French Open Super Series: Lee Chong Wei tames Marc Zwiebler in the Men’s Singles first round

Chong Wei progressed with a wonderful pace in the first game and won it with a reasonable margin. In the second game, the top seed found a good flow by accelerating his speed and won the set without facing any resistance from the German.

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Danish Open: Chen Long overpowers Chong Wei again (pic)

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Published: 23 October 2011
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THE revenge that Lee Chong Wei was hoping for didn't materialise as Chen Long of China defeated the World No 1 again to clinch the Denmark Open in Odense yesterday.

Chen Long defeated Chong Wei 21-15, 21-18 in 45 minutes to complete a hat-trick of Super Series titles and also repeat his Japan Open victory over the Malaysian.

Chong Wei had made it clear that before leaving for Odense last week that his intention was not to keep winning every title but the build-up to the London Olympics next year. China’s Wang Xiaoli (back) and Yu Yang won their sixth international title in eight years after beating Tian Qing-Zhao Yunlei 22-20, 21-16 yesterday.

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Chong Wei says Chen Long is a threat to his Olympic hopes

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Published: 23 October 2011
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ODENSE: World No 1 Lee Chong Wei suffered another heartbreak at the hands of China’s Chen Long when he lost 15-21, 18-21 in the men’s singles final of the Denmark Open here yesterday.

And immediately after the loss, Chong Wei declared that the 22-year-old Chen Long has now become a genuine challenger aside from Lin Dan of China for next year’s Olympic Games in London.

Chong Wei had hoped for a revenge after losing to Chen Long in the final of the Japan Open last month but to his surprise, the Chinese turned out to be a much tougher opponent.

While the Malaysian was slower than usual, the Chinese took full control of the match from the start with his excellent court coverage, superiority at the net and solid attacking play.

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Chong Wei Makes It To Denmark Open Final

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Published: 22 October 2011
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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22  -- World number one singles, Datuk Lee Chong Wei advanced to the men's singles final of the Denmark Open badminton championship to be held in Odense, Denmark Sunday.

The top Malaysian shuttler, who is also the first seed in the championship, beat Denmark's Peter Hoeg Gade 21-19, 23-21 in a 40-minute clash Saturday night.

Chong Wei, who is chasing his sixth title this year, will face world number four, Cheng Long from China and was the only Malaysian to proceed to the final round of the championship.

Earlier, the Malaysian men's doubles pair of Hoon Thien How/Tan Wee Kiong lost in the semifinals this morning to the Chinese top pair of Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng 11-21, 11-21.

Malaysia's top pair of Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong were surprisingly ousted much earlier in the first round on Wednesday when they lost to the South Korean pair of Cho Gun Woo/Kwon Yi Goo 21-15, 15-21, 12-21.


U.S. men's badminton team wins gold at Pan Ams (pic)

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Published: 21 October 2011
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GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Howard Bach already has a plan for adding an Olympic gold medal to his Pan American Games success in badminton.

Choose the right partner.

In Guadalajara, Bach teamed with Tony Gunawan, who received his U.S. passport only a month ago, to win the badminton doubles title Wednesday. Gunawan, by the way, won Olympic gold in doubles for Indonesia in 2000.
Tony Gunawan (left) and Howard Bach of the United States celebrate winning the gold in the men's doubles badminton event at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.
"One thing I always tell people," Bach said. "If you want to be gold medalist, you partner one. To have someone like Tony, he is a big brother on the court. He puts things in perspective.

"He's a leader. When I'm on the court, I'm a follower. He sets up and I execute."

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