• Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo complete remarkable Superseries hat-trick in 2017

    Kuching: Indonesia’s World No. 2 men's doubles pair Markus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo were standing atop the podium yet again on Sunday at Malaysia Open, after beating China's Fu Haifeng/Zheng Siwei in the men's doubles final.Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo are the most exciting men's doubles pair in the world currently. (photo: AFP)

    Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo are the most exciting men's doubles pair in the world currently. (photo: AFP)

  • Lin Dan tops Lee Chong Wei in Malaysia Open final

    Kuching: It was Lin Dan’s unlikeliest victory at Malaysia Open — quite a statement for a 33-year-old who has never won the tournament until Sunday.

    Lin Dan was rightfully viewed as an underdog at Malaysia Open, where he arrived seeded just seventh, had to go through 3 three-setters en-route to the final, where he faced his friendly rival Lee Chong Wei in the final on sore legs.Lin Dan vs. Lee Chong Wei - the rivalry that never gets old. (photo: Bernama)

    Lin Dan vs. Lee Chong Wei - the rivalry that never gets old. (photo: Bernama)

  • Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon advance to Malaysian Open final

    Kuching: World No. 2 Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon of Indonesia have made it through to the final round of the Malaysian Super Series Premier after beating No. 2 seeds of Japan Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda 21-16, 21-13 in the semi-finals on Saturday.Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon in brilliant form ahead of Malaysia Open final. (photo: AP)

    Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon in brilliant form ahead of Malaysia Open final. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan set up blockbuster showdown at Malaysia Open final

    Kuching: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan booked a mouthwatering clash at the Malaysia Open final, where two of the greatest badminton players ever will renew their rivalry for the 38th time in Kuching, Sarawak on Sunday.Lee Chong Wei sets up a dream reunion with Lin Dan in the Malaysia Open final. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei sets up a dream reunion with Lin Dan in the Malaysia Open final. (photo: AFP)

  • Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo advance to Malaysia Open semis

    Kuching: Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo's brilliant start in 2017 continued with an impressive win over World No. 1 men's pair Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen at the Malaysia Open that was held at Perpaduan Stadium in Petra Jaya, Malaysia.Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo celebrate after defeating Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen in Malaysia Open semi-finals. (photo: PBSI)

    Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo celebrate after defeating Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen in Malaysia Open semi-finals. (photo: PBSI)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan on course for Malaysia Open showdown

    Kuching: Less than a month after Lee Chong Wei claimed his fourth All England in Birmingham, the Malaysian badminton superstar continued his stellar form in the Malaysia Open quarter-finals.Lee Chong Wei thanks fans after his Malaysia Open quarter-final victory. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei thanks fans after his Malaysia Open quarter-final victory. (photo: AP)

  • Ratchanok Intanon set for tough test against Carolina Marin in Malaysia Open quarters

    Kuching: Defending champion and No. 7 seed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand will face No. 2 seed Carolina Marin of Spain in the women's singles quarter-finals at the US$600,000 Superseries tournament in Kuching, the capital of Sarawak state on Friday.Ratchanok Intanon to meet Carolina Marin in in Malaysia Open quarter-finals. (photo: AP)

    Ratchanok Intanon to meet Carolina Marin in in Malaysia Open quarter-finals. (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)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying crash out of Malaysia Open

    Kuching: On a Wednesday that filled with upsets at the Malaysia Open held in Kuching, Sarawak, Or Chin Chung/Tang Chun Man of Hong Kong provided a stunning first-round casualty by defeating No. 1 men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong 21-17, 23-21.Hope Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong could bounce back stronger in upcoming tournaments. (photo: AFP)

    Hope Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong could bounce back stronger in upcoming tournaments. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan & Chen Long move into Malaysia Open 2nd round

    Kuching: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei has advanced into the second round of the Malaysia Open with a straight-sets victory over Rajiv Ouseph of England at the Perpaduan Negeri Sarawak Stadium in Petra Jaya on Wednesday.Lee Chong Wei greets Rajiv Ouseph after clinching victory at Malaysia Open. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei greets Rajiv Ouseph after clinching victory at Malaysia Open. (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)

  • Lee Chong Wei eyeing 12th Malaysia Open success

    Kuching: Although he still had his injured left knee taped, the World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei who won his fourth All England title last month was looking steady in training on the eve of the Malaysia Open that will be held from April 4-9 at the Perpaduan Negeri Sarawak Stadium, in Kuching, Malaysia.Lee Chong Wei trains at the Sarawak Indoor Stadium. (photo: Bernama)

    Lee Chong Wei trains at the Sarawak Indoor Stadium. (photo: Bernama)

  • Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying head to Malaysia Open with high hopes

    Kuching: After pulling out from the semi-finals of last week's India Open, Malaysia's World No. 6 mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying are eager to make better memories this time at the Malaysian Open which starts in Kuching, Sarawak on Tuesday.Wish Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying the best at Malaysia Open. (photo: AP)

    Wish Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying the best at Malaysia Open. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan withdraw from Indian Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan have withdrawn from next week’s Indian Open. The badminton legends instead wanted to concentrate on their potential clash at the Malaysian Open that will be held in Kuching, Malaysia from April 4th to April 10th.Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan are the biggest box-office stars and most powerful figures in badminton. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan are the biggest box-office stars and most powerful figures in badminton. (photo: AFP)

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