Latest Badminton News and Articles

Chance for Hafiz to make a breakthrough (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 02 December 2011
Posted by Hits: 672

PETALING JAYA: KLRC’s Mohd Hafiz Hashim is just one step away from reaching his first semi-finals this year.

Yesterday, the former All-England champion continued his fine form to make the quarter-finals of the Macau Open with a convincing 21-19, 21-13 win over Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in the third round.Hafiz: Defeated Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto in the third round of the Macau Open yesterday.

Today, he will take on Japan’s Kenichi Tago in a bid to end the rut after struggling throughout the year.

If he continues to get the better of rising youngsters, the 28-year-old Hafiz will surely be considered for the Thomas Cup Finals next year.

There were, however, mixed fortunes for Malaysia in both the men’s and women’s doubles.

In the men’s doubles, only Mohd Lutfi Zaim Abdul Khalid-Vountus Indra Mawan are left in the fray after KLRC’s Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari-Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif crashed out.

Fairuzizuan-Zakry gave a good account of themselves before going down 21-18, 12-21, 15-21 to top seeds Ko Sung-hyun-Yoo Yeon-seong of South Korea.

Their defeat put paid to hopes of an all-Malaysia semi-final.

Back-up pair Lutfi-Vountus will now take on Sung-hyun-Yeon-seong and they face a tough task to go through.

In the women’s doubles, only Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei made it to the last eight after the exit of Marylen Ng Paou Leng-Lim Yin Loo in the second round yesterday.

Indonesia Open Grand Prix winners Vivian-Khe Wei will take on the winners of the match between Hong Kong’s Poon Lok Yan-Tse Ying Suet and South Koreans Eom Hye-won-Jang Ye-na for a place in the semi-finals.

World No 9 Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying crashed out to Indonesians Mohd Rijal-Debby Susanto with a meek 11-21, 14-21 defeat in the second round of the mixed doubles event.

  • No comments found



Google Plus

Replays: China Open 2015

2015 China Open Badminton Videos

Watch Replays

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Hoon/Lim, Simon Santoso and Sony Dwi Kuncoro in Chinese Taipei GP semis

Taipei: Malaysian independent men's doubles pair Hoon Thien

Good start for Malaysia at 2015 World Junior Mixed Team Championships

Lima: The Malaysian team was in control of the 2015 World Ju

Kenichi Tago, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying knocked out of Denmark Open

Copenhagen: Kenichi Tago suffered another shock early exit a

Historic ranking milestone for Zhao Yunlei/Zhang Nan

Kuala Lumpur: It's getting hard to keep track of all the mix

Lin Dan displays smoking hot body to promote his own line of underwear collection

Beijing: HOT! HOT! HOT! Lin Dan shows off his super fit and

Lee Chong Wei is back! (video)

By: When He Loses, You Stay With Him!Wh

Recommended badminton news for you