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Rexy tells Indonesian shuttlers to embrace the pressure as host nation for World Championships

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Published: 20 July 2015
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Jakarta: Head of Development and Performance for Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) - Rexy Mainaky urged Indonesia's badminton players to make the most of the pressure and expectation that comes with hosting the game's biggest event - the 2015 World Championships this August in Jakarta.

After leaving the 2014 World Championships empty handed, Indonesia hopes to achieve better results in Jakarta this year.The 2013 World Champions - Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan & Tontowi Ahmad/Lilyana Natsir. (photo: PBSI)


Chen Long, Wang Yihan win Chinese Taipei Open

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 19 July 2015
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Taipei: Despite playing against home-country favorite Chou Tien Chen, Chen Long held on to tame Chou 15-21, 21-9, 21-6 and clinched the Chinese Taipei Open men's title on Sunday.Chen Long (right)shakes hands with Taiwan's Chou Tien Chen after the 2015 Taipei GPG men's singles final match. (photo: AP)


Morten Frost praises Lee Chong Wei for fighting good fight

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Published: 18 July 2015
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Taipei: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost applauded the resilience of Lee Chong Wei after he came up short against world number one Chen Long in the Chinese Taipei Open quarter-finals on Friday.Lee Chong Wei needs something new, a new impulse, somebody who will take his badminton farther.


Chinese Taipei Open: Chou Tien Chen beats Lin Dan to meet Chen Long in final

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Published: 18 July 2015
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Taipei: Local hope Chou Tien Chen has shocked two-time Olympic gold medalist No.4 seed Lin Dan of China to headline a big day of upsets in the semi-finals of Chinese Taipei Open on Saturday.

Chou survived a three-set thriller to defeat Lin 21-19, 18-21, 21-16 in 77 minutes. Chou fought back from 14-18 deficit, and managed to seal the winning point in the first set after he caught Lin Dan off guard by luckily rolling the shuttlecock across the top of the net to Lin Dan's side. Lin Dan then reclaimed the second set with 21-18. Chou took a commanding 13-3 lead over the Chinese in the decider, but Lin Dan fought back superbly, closing on Chou with 16-17. The Taiwanese recomposed himself to reel off the next four points to cruise to victory.Chou Tien Chen becomes the first Taiwanese player to defeat Lin Dan. (photo: AP)


Lee Chong Wei loses quarter-final to Chen Long at Chinese Taipei Open

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 17 July 2015
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Taipei: Badminton fans hoping to watch one of the most storied badminton challenges of all-time: The Lee Chong Wei - Lin Dan rivalry, may well have to wait until the World Championships in August, after Lee Chong Wei suffered a hard-fought 21-17, 20-22, 13-21 loss to world No. 1 Chen Long in the quarter-final of Chinese Taipei Open on Friday. Chen improved his head-to-head record against Lee to 11-9 after the victory.Lee Chong Wei's defeat to Chen Long (left) could be a good thing as he gets ready for the World Championships. (photo: Reuters)

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