• US Open GP: Boe and Mogensen in the final

    New York: Badminton duo Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen are ready for the final at the U.S. Open Championships.

    On Saturday, the Danish pair defeated Liao Min Chun and Tseng Min Hao of Taiwan in the semi-final effortlessly with 21-15 and 21-14 in 30 minutes.Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen are ready for the US Open Championships Final

    Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen are ready for the US Open Championships Final

  • Thomas Cup: Denmark suffers huge setback as Mathias Boe pulls out

    Denmark had to deal with the devastating blow of losing Mathias Boe just few days before Thomas Cup.Mathias Boe will not play in Thomas Cup 2014 due to umbilical hernias

    Mathias Boe, the experienced doubles shuttler, announced on his Facebook page on Tuesday that he had to undergo a surgery for umbilical hernia. Boe said that he felt pain earlier this week and found a small lump over his belly button. He hopes to get back in full practice within few weeks.

  • Wang Shixian, Boe and Mogensen won India Open

    NEW DELHI: In an all-Chinese women's singles final, Wang Shixian and Li Xuerui engaged in energy-sapping rallies. The result was a high-octane match as the lead changed hands frequently.Wang Shixian is on fire since winning All England last month

    Wang Shixian is on fire since winning All England last month

    Li had opened up a slim 4-2 lead early on first set but soon Wang took early lead to move up 14-10 in the first game. Li opened up a slender lead of 18-16 with the help of her accurate half smashes and smashes and reached 20-18 after grabbing two more points.

  • Danish pair hungry for more after scalping defending champs (pic)

    BIRMINGHAM: Denmark has always been a top men’s doubles nation, with Jens Eriksen-Martin Luudgaard Hansen the more notable stars of the modern game.

    The now retired Eriksen-Hansen’s most notable successes are their All-England triumphs in 2004 and 2006. In more recent times, there have been Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen, who have consistently challenged for honours at the highest level.aDenmark's Kim Astrup Sorensen (right)-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen pose for a picture after beating All-England defending champions Liu Xiaolong-Qiu Zihan of China in the doubles event on Thursday.

  • All-England: V Shem-Khim Wah sent packing in first round (pic)

    BIRMINGHAM: Malaysian Open champions Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah learned the hard way that they still have a long to go after crashing out in the first round of the All-England.

    The pair who only made the quarter-finals of the German Open last week, were once again brought down to earth by the experience of Danish duo Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen, losing 21-23, 11-21 on Wednesday.Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah in a file photo. The pair lost to Danish duo Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen 21-23, 11-21 in the first round of the the All-England.

  • European Team Championships: England lose to Denmark in final (pic)

    England collected the silver medal at the European Team Championships after a 3-1 final defeat by Denmark in Basel.

    Team captain Rajiv Ouseph gave England a solid start with a singles victory over Hans-Kristian Vittinghus.

    But Andy Ellis and Chris Adcock, and Chris Langridge and Peter Mills, lost their doubles encounters while Toby Penty lost the second singles match.Adcock and Ellis were unable to follow that up as they suffered a 21-17 19-21 21-14 defeat by Carsten Mogensen and Mathias Boe.

    "We were here to win, but also to measure our level, and I'm proud of the silver," said England coach Jakob Hoi.

    "Being in the final gave us the opportunity to compete against the best and that's what we are here for."

  • Kim Wah-V Shem save Malaysia the blushes (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: Doubles shuttlers Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem saved Malaysia from their worst-ever showing on home soil in the men’s doubles when they became the only pair to win the opening match.

    On Wednesday, Khim Wah-V Shem gained sweet revenge when they dumped second seeds and reigning Korean Open champions Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen of Denmark 24-22, 17-21, 21-18.Goh V Shem (left) and Lim Khim Wah in action against Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen of Denmark during their first round match in the Maybank Malaysian Open. V Shem-Khim Wah won 24-22, 17-21, 21-18.

    Just last week, the Malaysians had gone down with a whimper to the Danes in the quarter-finals of the season-opener in cold Seoul.

    But on Wednesday, they were blowing hot, showing great fighting spirit to outplay the Danes and prevent Malaysia from suffering a complete whitewash.

  • Japan out to prove they are a force to be reckoned with (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: A fantastic showing by the men’s doubles shuttlers at the Korean Open last week, has raised Japan’s hope of putting in another strong challenge to the more fancied teams in the Thomas Cup Finals in New Delhi in May.

    Last week, their world No. 6 Hiroyuki Endo-Kenichi Hayakawa went down fighting 20-22, 20-22 to eventual champions Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen of Denmark in the semi-finals. Keita Masuda: ' If our players can maintain their form until April, we may get a better seeding than Malaysia or Indonesia for the (Thomas Cup) Finals.'

    Their younger compatriots Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda, the world No. 15th, dumped second seeds Kim Ki-jung-Kim Sa-rang of South Korea in the opening round.

    National coach Keita Masuda believes they have enough depth to challenge all the teams, including Malaysia at the Finals.

    “Our senior and junior doubles players did well at the Korean Open and that augurs well ahead of the world team competition. We have strong men’s singles and doubles this time,” he said.

  • Chong Wei: I lost to a better player (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has promised to bounce back stronger at the Malaysian Open after failing to get off to a dream start in the season-opening Korean Open in Seoul.

    The 31-year-old shuttler went down 14-21, 15-21 to China’s Chen Long in Sunday’s 56-minute men’s singles final, thus crushing his hopes of winning the Korean Open for the fourth time.

    It was Chen Long’s eighth win over Chong Wei in 15 meetings – and his fourth consecutive victory over the Malaysian – in a period of 14 months.Lee Chong Wei reacts after losing a point to Chen Long of China in the men's singles final of the Korean Open on Sunday. The Malaysian world No.1 lost the match in straight sets.

    The powerful Chen Long, who is trying to fill in the shoes of five-time world champion Lin Dan, produced an efficient display to give himself an early 25th birthday present.

    Chen Long, who turns 25 on Jan 18, accelerated to a 7-0 first-game lead in just six minutes – showcasing his brilliance at the net and superb execution of smashes from the baseline.

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