Latest Badminton News and Articles

Chong Wei's chance for a winning return

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 31 August 2012
Posted by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 513

TWO-TIME Olympic champion Lin Dan of China has delayed his return to the international circuit by skipping the Japan Open but a repeat of last year's final is on the cards as Lee Chong Wei and defending champion Chen Long will see action in Tokyo on Sept 18-23.

Chong Wei is the top seed while China's Chen Long, bronze medalist in the London Olympics, will be seeded second in a met which also includes veterans Peter Gade Cristesen of Denmark and Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia.

Japanese duo Kenichi Tago and Sho Sasaki are the only ranked outsiders who are capable of denying a Chong Wei-Chen Long final but current form suggests otherwise.

Other withdrawals, including Chen Jin of China, has given Liew Daren and Chong Wei Feng a chance to play in the main draw while Zulfadli Zulkifli will play in the qualifying rounds.

Olympic champions Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng of China are the top drawcards in the men's doubles where they are expected to meet London Games silver medalists Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen in the final.

Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong also return to international competition and are the fourth seeds while Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah and Tan Wee Kiong-Hoon Thien How are the other two national pairs competing in the super series event.

The mixed doubles field looks weak with World No 6 Sudket Prapakamol-Saralee Thungthongkam the highest ranked combination while Malaysia's Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying, the World No 8, are the second seeds.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: Superseries Finals 2014

2014 Dubai Superseries Finals Badminton Videos

Watch Replays

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen sends Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong packing in National GP semis

Kuala Terengganu: The reigning Sabah Open champion Mak Hee C

Rudy Hartono: PBSI must realize success will follow if player comes first

Jakarta: Legendary Indonesian badminton player, the eight-ti

Tommy Sugiarto leaves Indonesia national team

By Jakarta Globe Jakarta: Indonesia’s top men’s singles

The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

By Cheryl Tay The love story of Singapore badminton players

Video: Badminton is the most "dangerous" sport on earth

Hanoi: Thanks to the quick work of a match referee, no-one w

Carolina Marin Receives Sport Merit Royal Order

Madrid: The winner of 2014 BWF Badminton World Championships