• Sony Dwi Kuncoro, Ratchanok Intanon & Viktor Axelsen knock out of Singapore Open

    Singapore: The men's and women's singles defending champions Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia and Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon together with men's singles heavyweight Viktor Axelsen of Denmark all crashed out of the OUE Singapore Open on Wednesday.Viktor Axelsen needs to take a rest. (photo: AP)

    Viktor Axelsen needs to take a rest. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan advance, Viktor Axelsen crashes out of Malaysia Open

    Kuching: The 2017 Malaysia Open in Kuching, Malaysia, has been an action-packed affair since day 1, and Thursday was no different.

    With Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Chen Long all in action, the Malaysian fans were extremely excited and filled about 85 per cent of the stadium.Lee Chong Wei beats Hu Yun of Hong Kong in the 2017 Malaysia Open second round. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei beats Hu Yun of Hong Kong in the 2017 Malaysia Open second round. (photo: AFP)

  • Daren Liew enters Malaysia Open main draw

    Kuching: Former Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) men's singles player Daren Liew have qualified for the main draw of the Axiata Malaysia Open 2017 after beating current BAM player Soo Teck Zhi and China's Zhao Junpeng in two qualifying rounds on Tuesday.Daren Liew is going to have a tough fight against Viktor Axelsen in the Malaysia Open opener. (photo: Abdullah Yusof)

    Daren Liew is going to have a tough fight against Viktor Axelsen in the Malaysia Open opener. (photo: Abdullah Yusof)

  • Chen Long looking forward to meet Lee Chong Wei in Malaysia Open

    Kuching: While Badminton fans are expecting another Lee Chong Wei vs. Lin Dan at the 2017 Malaysia Open final, both of them need to clear several hurdles before setting up another epic battle.Chen Long is one of the strong favorites to win 2017 Malaysia Open. (photo: AP)

    Chen Long is one of the strong favorites to win 2017 Malaysia Open. (photo: AP)

  • Viktor Axelsen beats Chou Tien Chen to claim India Open title

    New Delhi: It was third time charm for Viktor Axelsen Denmark at the India Open, when the Dane comfortably defeated Taiwan's Chou Tien Chen in straight games to win his maiden India Open Super Series title in his third attempt on Sunday.Viktor Axelsen bites his gold medal having won the 2017 India Open men's singles title. (Photo: AFP)

    Viktor Axelsen bites his gold medal having won the 2017 India Open men's singles title. (Photo: AFP)

  • Viktor Axelsen to clash with Chou Tien Chen in India Open final

    New Delhi: Denmark's No. 3 seed Viktor Axelsen who lost to Kidambi Srikanth in the 2015 India Open final and lost to Kento Momota in the 2016 India Open final, has reached his third straight India Open final on Saturday.Viktor Axelsen gets his third chance to win the India Open on Sunday. (photo: AP)

    Viktor Axelsen gets his third chance to win the India Open on Sunday. (photo: AP)

  • Chan Peng-Soon/Goh Liu Ying grab semi-final spot in India Open

    New Delhi: Malaysian No. 4 mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying survived a tougher than expected fight from Kim Gi Jung/Shin Seung Chan of Korea by a 22-20, 19-21, 21-15 score line to advance to the India Open final four at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, India on Friday.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying will face another stern test against No. 1 seeds Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen in the India Open semi-final.

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying will face another stern test against No. 1 seeds Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen in the India Open semi-final.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying enter India Open Quarters

    New Delhi: Malaysia's men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong and mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying have advanced into the final 8 of the India Open Super Series Badminton tournament held at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, India on Thursday.Goh Liu Ying (left) is still battling her knee injury. (photo: AFP)

    Goh Liu Ying (left) is still battling her knee injury. (photo: AFP)

  • Carolina Marin & P.V. Sindhu eyeing Indian Open success

    New Delhi: As the 7th Indian Super Series badminton tournament gets under way with the qualifying round at Siri Fort Complex in New Delhi, India on Tuesday, all eyes are set on Rio Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin and silver medalist P.V. Sindhu.(From left) Pullela Gopichand, P.V. Sindhu and Carolina Marin during a pre-tournament press conference in New Delhi. (photo: PTI)

    (From left) Pullela Gopichand, P.V. Sindhu and Carolina Marin during a pre-tournament press conference in New Delhi. (photo: PTI)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit, Lin Dan & Lee Chong Wei in All England semis

    Birmingham: Olympic men's doubles silver medalists Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong failed to get past the quarter-finals by going down to No. 6 seeds Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen of China 19-21, 21-17, 19-21 in 66 minutes on Friday.Lin Dan falls to his knees as he celebrates beating Viktor Axelsen in the 2017 All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan falls to his knees as he celebrates beating Viktor Axelsen in the 2017 All England quarter-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long crashes out, Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan advance to All England quarters

    Birmingham: Rio Olympic champion Chen Long is out of the 2017 All England after suffering a second-round loss to Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand on Thursday. Chen who lost to Wang Tzu Wei of Taiwan at last week's German Open semi-finals, was knocked out by Saensomboonsuk 16-21, 19-21 in 50 minutes.After last's week's German Open semi-finals defeat, Chen Long makes another early exit at All England. (photo: AFP)

    After last's week's German Open semi-finals defeat, Chen Long makes another early exit at All England. (photo: AFP)

  • Denmark, Russia to meet in European Mixed Team Badminton Championships final

    Lubin: Defending champions Denmark will try to win their 16th European Mixed Team Badminton Championships title against Russia on Sunday.Carsten Mogensen (red shirt, left) and Mathias Boe of Denmark play against Mark Lamsfuss and Josche Zurwonne of Germany in European Mixed Team Badminton Championships semi-final.

    Carsten Mogensen (red shirt, left) and Mathias Boe of Denmark play against Mark Lamsfuss and Josche Zurwonne of Germany in European Mixed Team Badminton Championships semi-final.

  • Denmark completes 3-0 European mixed team championships sweep of Sweden

    Lubin: Denmark won their first three matches against Sweden to complete the European mixed team championships quarter-finals victory on Friday.Denmark's Viktor Axelsen plays Henri Hurskainen of Sweden in 2017 European mixed team championships.

    Denmark's Viktor Axelsen plays Henri Hurskainen of Sweden in 2017 European mixed team championships.

  • P.V. Sindhu powers Chennai Smashers in complete demolition of Bengaluru Blasters

    Mumbai: Playing in her second match in India's Premier Badminton League, Rio Olympic silver medalist P. V. Sindhu of Chennai Smashers dispatched Bengaluru Blasters' Cheung Ngan Yi of 12-10, 11-6 to win the 'Trump match' for her team at the NSCI Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.P.V Sindhu is one of the biggest star attractions in the 2017 Premier Badminton League.

    P.V Sindhu is one of the biggest star attractions in the 2017 Premier Badminton League.

  • The top 10 badminton stories of 2016

    Kuala Lumpur: As 2016 rolls to an end, BadmintonPlanet.com looks back at the top 10 badminton moments of 2016. Our list doesn’t necessarily contain every great moment for every champion, but the moments that best defined the year in badminton or introduced us to the stars of tomorrow.Top 10 biggest badminton moments Of 2016.

    Top 10 biggest badminton moments Of 2016.

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Viktor Axelsen wrap up 2016 in style

    Dubai: Malaysia's World No. 1 men's doubles pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong couldn't have asked for a better way to end the year of 2016 by claiming the men's doubles title in the Dubai World Superseries Finals in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Sunday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong celebrate their men's doubles victory at the 2016 World Superseries Finals in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong celebrate their men's doubles victory at the 2016 World Superseries Finals in Dubai. (photo: AFP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Viktor Axelsen advance to final of Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: After showing their grit in a narrow escape against Chai Biao/Hong Wei of China on Friday, playing their rematch in two days, Malaysia's No. 2 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong raised their intensity in the semifinal of 2016 Dubai World Superseries finals on Saturday, fighting to control rallies and settling quickly into rhythm to beat the Chinese pair twice in two days with 21-18, 21-16 in 37 minutes.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are eyeing their second Superseries title on Sunday. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are eyeing their second Superseries title on Sunday. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei loses to Viktor Axelsen in Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Dubai: World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia suffered his first defeat to Denmark's Viktor Axelsen in their tenth career head-to-head meeting at the World Super Series Finals in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday.Viktor Axelsen roars after beating Lee Chong Wei for the first time in his career. (photo: AFP)

    Viktor Axelsen roars after beating Lee Chong Wei for the first time in his career. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long to play Jan Jorgensen in the China Open final

    Beijing: Men's singles No. 2 seeds and reigning Olympic champion Chen Long from China battled back from a set down to beat fierce rival No. 3 seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 21-18, 9-21, 21-14 to book his place in the final of the China Open on Saturday.Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

    Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

  • Viktor Axelsen, P. V. Sindhu crash out of French Open

    Paris: Olympic bronze medalist and current World No. 5 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, who became the overwhelming favorite for the 2016 French Open after No. 1 seed Lee Chong Wei pulled out from the tournament due to injury, stumbled in the second round on Thursday as he lost to 36-year-old Lee Hyun Il of Korea 20-22, 12-21 in 40 minutes.Viktor Axelsen's recent run of poor form is worrying. (photo: AP)

    Viktor Axelsen's recent run of poor form is worrying. (photo: AP)

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