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Japan Open: Back-up shuttlers Chun Seang and Kwong Beng bite the dust

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Published: 12 September 2007
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PETALING JAYA: Back-up shuttlers Tan Chun Seang and Chan Kwong Beng showed that they still have a lot of catching up to do in world badminton.
 
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Japan Open: Kien Keat/Boon Heong Cruise To Second Round

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Published: 12 September 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's top men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong displayed a world class performance to down compatriots Tan Bin Shen/Ong Soon Hock to advance to the second round of the Japan Open at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Wednesday.

Kien Keat/Boon Heong, who lost in the first set, bounced back in the second to seal the match at 18-21, 21-13, 21-14.
 

Japan Open: Top pair back where it all started (pic)

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Published: 12 September 2007
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By : K.M. Boopathy

THE badminton fraternity first witnessed the potential of Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong as world beaters in last year’s Japan Open and the Malaysian pair, presently struggling, can get their act together again and bounce back at the same tournament which begins today in the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

Last year’s Japan Open was a trial event for Kien Keat-Boon Heong before national doubles coach Rexy Mainaky decided to pair them off permanently and the badminton world soon took notice of their immense talent.

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Koo Kien Keat (front) and Tan Boon Heong.
 

 

 
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Japan Open: Chong Wei Through To The Next Round

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Published: 12 September 2007
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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) -- Top Malaysian men's singles shuttler Chong Wei continued his convincing run after beating compatriot Muhd Hafiz Hashim in the first round of the Japan Open at that Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Wednesday.

Chong Wei, world number three and the fourth seed, took less than 30 minutes to overcome the 2003 All-England champion, Hafiz, 22-20, 21-8.
 

Japan Open: China's Lin Dan is badminton's man to beat in Japan

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Published: 12 September 2007
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TOKYO: Fresh off a win at the world championships, Lin Dan hopes to defend his title at the Yonex Open Japan and continue China's badminton dominance with less than a year to go before the Beijing Olympics.

World No. 1 Lin defeated Indonesia's Sony Dwi Cuncoro in Kuala Lumpur last month to win his second consecutive men's singles title at the world championships.

Lin, the tournament's top-seeded player, is also the two-time defending champion at the Yonex Open, which starts Wednesday at Tokyo's Metropolitan Gymnasium.

The tournament favorite says he has no trouble getting motivated for the Yonex Open coming off his title in Malaysia.

"With the Beijing Olympics not too far away, it's not hard to motivate yourself," said Lin. "There are a lot of good players here, and all the tournaments from now to the Olympics are important."

 
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