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Indonesian Open kicks off in Jakarta

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Published: 17 June 2014
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Jakarta -- The one-week Indonesia Open Super Series Premier badminton tournament kicked off in Indonesia's capital city Jakarta on Tuesday with the absence of China's Olympic and world champion Lin Dan.Indonesia Open kicks off without Super Dan

The tournament, offering 750,000 U.S. dollars in prizes has attracted more than 200 shuttlers including world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and Chinese ace Li Xuerui from 27 countries and regions.

 

Indonesia Open: Arif and Li Lian advance to the main draw

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Published: 17 June 2014
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Jakarta: Former Asian Junior runner-up, Mohd Arif Abdul Latif cruised into the main draw of Indonesia Open on Tuesday. Arif defeated Christian Lind Thomsen of Denmark 21-23, 21-11, 21-18 in the first qualifying match, and knocked out Derek Wong of Singapore 21-16, 21-12 in his second qualifying match.Arif used to be the number four men’s singles in Malaysia after Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren

The world No. 73 will face Japan's Thomas Cup hero Kento Momota in the first round of Indonesia Open tomorrow.

 

Top players to compete in US$750,000 Indonesia Open

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Published: 16 June 2014
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Jakarta: As many as 28 countries will be participating in BCA Indonesia Open Metlife BWF World Super Series Premier 2014 that begins on June 18.At Indonesia Open Press Conference - Cai Yun, Kento Momota, Kenichi Tago, Wang Shixian, Carolina Marin, Chris Adcock, Viktor Axelsen

"I will be focused in each game in order to pass the qualification round. I will try to maintain my performance just like in the previous Singapore Open," Indonesian men’s singles player Simon Santoso said at a press conference in Jakarta on Monday.

Last April, Simon bounced back after a shaky start to the year, by crushing world number one Lee Chong Wei in the Singapore Open Super Series 2014 men’s singles final.

 

Goh V Shem and Lim Khim Wah gear up for Indonesian Open

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Published: 16 June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Indonesia Open would be Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah's last chance to fulfil their potentials as the promising men's doubles for Malaysia. Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem has shown some improvements by winning the Malaysian Open early this year, but they have been struggling for form since.The future of Khim Wah (left) -V Shem partnership will depends on their result in the Indonesia Open

Goh V Shem has been partnered with different players since Thomas Cup, his partnership with Tan Wee-Kiong stood out as the most impressive during Thomas Cup Finals, where they won all their matches against top pairs from Korea and Japan.

 

Koo Kien Keat joins Tan Boon Heong for World Championships

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Published: 16 June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: On Monday, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has confirmed that they will field Koo Kien Keat with Tan Boon Heong in the World Championships, Copenhagen from Aug 25-31.Koo Kien Keat needs to ramp up his self-discipline and lose a lot of weight in order to restart his career!

According to Badminton World Federation (BWF), each country can send a maximum of three pairs of men's doubles if they are ranked within the top 24. Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong are currently ranked number 24th, which allowed them to qualify for the world meet on merit.

 

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