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Fired-up Kidambi Srikanth stuns Lin Dan to win China Open

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Published: 16 November 2014
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Fuzhou: Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal shocked the host country China on Sunday by winning the China Open Super Series Premier tournament held in Fuzhou.

The 21-year-old and world number 16 Indian shuttler K. Srikanth who grew up idolizing the five-time world champion Lin Dan, defeated Lin 21-19 21-17 in the men's singles final for his maiden Super Series title.Lin Dan laughs with K. Srikanth on the podium at the China Open Super Series Premier event

 

Lee Hyun-Il vs Tan Chun Seang in Kuching final

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 15 November 2014
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Kuching: As expected, tournament favorite Lee Hyun-Il of South Korea cruised into the men’s singles final of Maybank Malaysia Kuching International Challenge at Stadium Perpaduan on Saturday.Lee Hyun-il is probably trying to qualify for the Rio Olympics

The top seed dashed Malaysia’s 2011 world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli hopes of progressing further in the competition by beating him 21-17, 21-7 in just 31 minutes.

 

China Open: Lin Dan, K. Srikanth to meet in final

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 15 November 2014
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Fuzhou: Badminton super star Lin Dan continued his success on home soil as he saw off Taiwan's Chou 21-17,21-17 in 49 minutes at the semi-final of China Open. The Taiwanese seemed a little tired against Lin after having fought off seventh-seeded Hu Yun from Hong Kong 21-18, 16-21, 21-17 in a marathon quarterfinal match that didn't get started until 11:30 p.m. on Friday because of scheduling delays and lasted until 1 a.m. Saturday.Lin Dan's jump smash

 

China Open: Lin Dan, Marc Zwiebler reach semis

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 14 November 2014
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Fuzhou: The hometown hero Lin Dan fought off an ace assault from Japan’s Sho Sasaki to reach the China Open semi-final, prevailing 21-18, 26-24 on Friday. Sasaki had his chances to force a decider in the second set when he was leading 20-19 and 23-22, but he just couldn't finish Lin Dan off. Lin will play Chou Tien-chen of Taiwan, who defeated Hu Yun of Hong Kong 21-18,16-21,21-17 in 72 minutes. Lin Dan is extremely lonely without Lee Chong Wei

 

China Open: Chen Long & Chong Wei Feng out, Lin Dan moves into 3rd round

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 13 November 2014
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Fuzhou: World number two Chen Long from China who won last year's China Open, was out of the 2014 tournament after falling to world number 25, Marc Zwiebler of Germany 21-13, 23-25, 19-21 in 85 minutes on Thursday.

Chen Long netted an easy first game victory with 21-13 in just 18 minutes. Chen was leading by 17-10 in the second set before the resilient Zwiebler stormed back to level the score at 18-18, 19-19, and eventually won the second set 25-23; Chen Long and Marc Zwiebler again stayed neck and neck in the decider; Marc Zwiebler managed to stayed calm to eventually pull off the upset by defeating Chen 21-19. Marc Zwiebler console Chen Long after beating him at the second round of China Open

 

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