• Teck Zhi, Zulfadli, Arif advance at Macau Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Fought back from a set down, the 2013 Asian Junior champion Soo Teck Zhi lived up to his billing on Tuesday to beat 10th seed Vladimir Malkov of Russia in the first round of the Macau Open 10-21, 21-10, 21-14 in 45 minutes.Tan Chun Seang retires from his opening match due to injury

    Tan Chun Seang retires from his opening match due to injury

  • Daren Liew and Goh Soon Huat to meet in Perak Open final

    Ipoh: Top seed Daren Liew and Thomas Cup backup shuttler Goh Soon Huat notched up hard fought victories to reach the Perak Open final on Saturday.Daren Liew will play Goh Soon Huat in Perak Open final

    Daren Liew will play Goh Soon Huat in Perak Open final

  • Daren, Zulfadli, Mei Kuan-Meng Yean in Indonesian Masters semis

    Palembang: For the first time in many months, Daren Liew looked truly at ease and confident on the badminton court. He was precise and resilient, defeating sixth seed Sai Praneeth of India 21-15 21-16 in the quarter-finals of Indonesian Masters GPG.Lee Meng Yean and Chow Mei Kuan continues their impressive run at the Indonesian Masters GPG

    Lee Meng Yean and Chow Mei Kuan continues their impressive run at the Indonesian Masters GPG

  • Sukma: Goh Jin Wei and Zulfadli Zulkiffli win gold

    Kuala Lumpur: The 14-year-old Goh Jin Wei of Penang shocked the Badminton community in Malaysia on Tuesday with a 20-22, 22-20, 21-15 upset against Malaysia’s second women's singles player Yang Li Lian of Selangor in a nail biting Sukma women’s singles final.Goh Jin Wei with her family (left) and Zulfadli Zulkiffli (right)

    Goh Jin Wei with her family (left) and Zulfadli Zulkiffli (right)

    When asked about another teen sensation Ratchanok Intanon from Thailand after the match, Jin Wei refused to be compared to Ratchanok who won her first world junior title at the age of 14 and won the world championship last year when she was 18.

  • Sukma: Federal Territory crashes out of men’s team event

    Kuala Lumpur: Federal Territory (FT) was the overall badminton champions at the 2012 Pahang Malaysia Games (Sukma), thanks for the help of former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli. However, FT suffered a 3-2 defeat to Selangor on Wednesday in the 2014 Perlis Sukma men’s team competition.Zulfadli Zulkifli is Malaysia's first World Junior boys' singles Champion

    Zulfadli Zulkifli is Malaysia's first World Junior boys' singles Champion

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli who played the opening game for FT, was struggling in the first set, and went down 15-21 to Selangor’s Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub. In the second set, a suddenly alert and focused Zulfadli turned the tables on Mohd Azriyn, closed out the match by sweeping the next two games 21-10, 21-16.

  • Misbun Ramdan vs. Soon Huat for final spot in Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad

    KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysia national champion Misbun Ramdan Misbun is one game away to be eligible to play in the Thomas Cup Finals, when his first opponent Zulfadli Zulkiffli failed to show up for the second selection trial at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara on Monday.Misbun Ramdan hopes to continue his family legacy where his father Misbun Sidek (right), and all his uncles had played for Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad during the 80's and 90's.

    Misbun Ramdan hopes to continue his family legacy where his father Misbun Sidek (right), and all his uncles had played for Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad during the 80's and 90's.

    Ramdan will take on Goh Soon Huat on Tuesday and the winner will be the fourth member of the singles squad to the Thomas Cup Finals in New Delhi from May 18-25, together with Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren.

  • Zulfadli: I’ll get it right in two years (pic)

    BIRMINGHAM: Former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli may have fallen behind the likes of Japan’s Kento Momota and Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen, but he’s not giving up just yet.

    All three competed in the World Junior Championships in 2011 and Zulfadli topped the class by winning the boys’ singles title. Today, the other two are way ahead of Zulfadli.Former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli is ranked 56th in the world compared to his peers Kento Momota (No.15) of Japan and Victor Axelson (No.26) of Denmark.

    Momota is now ranked No. 15 in the world while Axelsen is No. 26. Zulfadli, on the other hand, is lagging behind at No. 56.

  • Taking a look at Malaysia's future stars (pic)

    Target: World Championships and Olympic Games (2016-2020)Soong Joo Ven, 18, is a hardworking shuttler and a good team player. He has the makings of a champion.

    Name: Misbun Ramdan Misbun
    DOB: 3/1/1991 (23 years old)
    World ranking: 44
    Assessment: Probably should not have left the national setup after winning the national title in 2012. Ramdan however has matured significantly and has been in good physical form too. He is also cool and calm like his father, Misbun Sidek. At 23, he should peak earliest compared to the rest.

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