• Tommy Sugiarto gets Indonesia Thomas Cup team call-up

    Jakarta: World No. 10 and Indonesia’s top men’s singles player Tommy Sugiarto who resigned from the Indonesia national team on January 2015, citing he has not been able to reach his true potential in the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI), had been called up for Indonesia's 2016 Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) squad.Tommy Sugiarto deserves a chance with the Indonesian team.

    Tommy Sugiarto deserves a chance with the Indonesian team.

  • Saina Nehwal pulls out of defending Syed Modi International

    Lucknow: World No. 2 women's singles shuttler Saina Nehwal has withdrawn from Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament at the last-minute citing foot injury and a recurring fever.Saina Nehwal suffers foot injury at the 2015 Dubai World Superseries finals.

    Saina Nehwal suffers foot injury at the 2015 Dubai World Superseries finals.

  • Lee Chong Wei to play Iskandar Zulkarnain in Malaysia Masters final

    Georgetown: Former world number one and top seed Lee Chong Wei eased past Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in straight sets 21-19, 21-15 en route to the Malaysia Masters finals on Saturday. The victory also saw Lee extended his career winning streak against Sugiarto to 14-0.No matter who wins, it's surely encouraging to see Lee Chong Wei plays Iskandar Zulkarnain in the finals.

    No matter who wins, it's surely encouraging to see Lee Chong Wei plays Iskandar Zulkarnain in the finals.

  • Malaysia Masters: Lee Chong Wei ready to play in front of his hometown crowd

    Georgetown: World No. 5 Lee Chong Wei who grew up in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, was excited to be playing Malaysia Masters in his hometown for the first time. The tournament will be held at SPICE Standium, Bayan Lepas, from Jan 19 to Jan 24.Lee Chong Wei remains confident going into the 2016 Malaysia Masters.

    Lee Chong Wei remains confident going into the 2016 Malaysia Masters.

  • Tommy Sugiarto, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Rajiv Ouseph lift Delhi Acers to PBL title

    New Delhi: Delhi Acers who was the only team in the entire Premier Badminton League (PBL) which did not lose its Trump Match, were pushed to the limit by Mumbai Rockets before clinching the PBL title by beating Mumbai Rockets 4-3 in a pulsating final encounter that lasted almost four hours on Sunday.Fist pumps: Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong won a thrilling men's doubles encounter in PBL finals. (photo: PTI)

    Fist pumps: Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong won a thrilling men's doubles encounter in PBL finals. (photo: PTI)

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Tommy Sugiarto lift Delhi Acers to PBL final

    Bengaluru: Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Ajay Jayaram and Tommy Sugiarto gave Delhi Acers a 4-3 win over the Chennai Smashers on Thursday to become the first team to advance to the Premier Badminton League final.Tommy Sugiarto falling to his knees after winning match point on Thursday. (photo: PTI)

    Tommy Sugiarto falling to his knees after winning match point on Thursday. (photo: PTI)

  • Tommy Sugiarto beats Lee Chong Wei for Delhi Acers' first win in PBL

    New Delhi: Tommy Sugiarto showed his fighting spirit with a huge win for hosts Delhi Acers over Hyderabad Hunters’s Lee Chong Wei in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) on Thursday.Tommy Sugiarto shakes hands with Lee Chong Wei after their second men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

    Tommy Sugiarto shakes hands with Lee Chong Wei after their second men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Yong Dae eyes maiden appearance in Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: After a two-week recess, the Malaysia Purple League will resume on Tuesday where two ties will be on the menu. Several Purple League teams have also beefed up their rosters during the break in order to build a competitive team.Lee Yong-Dae can serve as mentor for other Malaysian players in the Muar City team.

    Lee Yong-Dae can serve as mentor for other Malaysian players in the Muar City team.

  • Tommy Sugiarto beats Kidambi Srikanth in hard-fought Indonesian Masters final

    Malang: Tommy Sugiarto survived a close call in in the Indonesian Masters men's final, needing three sets on Sunday to hold off Indian No. 1 seed Kidambi Srikanth 17-21, 21-13, 24-22 in 59 minutes.Tommy Sugiarto could move up to world's top 10 after his Indonesian Masters victory.

    Tommy Sugiarto could move up to world's top 10 after his Indonesian Masters victory.

  • Tommy Sugiarto sets up Indonesian Masters final against Kidambi Srikanth

    Malang: No. 2 seed Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia sailed into Indonesian Masters final with a comprehensive 21-18, 21-18 beat down of compatriot Wisnu Yuli Prasetyo in 35 minutes on Saturday. Not only had Sugiarto improved his head-to-head record against Prasetyo to 3-0 after Saturday's victory, the victory could potentially push Sugiarto who currently ranked World No. 12 to world's top 10 before the year end.Wish Tommy Sugiarto best of luck in the Indonesian Masters final.

    Wish Tommy Sugiarto best of luck in the Indonesian Masters final.

  • Lee Chong Wei eases past Tommy Sugiarto in Hong Kong Open first round

    Hong Kong: Lee Chong Wei charged past his first hurdle in the quest for a fourth Hong Kong Open title at the Hong Kong Coliseum on Wednesday, with the unseeded Malaysian delivering a 21-16, 21-15 victory over No. 8 seed Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia.Lee Chong Wei's confidence is sky high after his China Open victory last week. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei's confidence is sky high after his China Open victory last week. (photo: AFP)

  • Chong Wei Feng, Tommy Sugiarto ousted at Bitburger Open

    Saarbrucken: Malaysian Chong Wei Feng pressed and fought, but ultimately failed to escape the Bitburger Open men's singles third round against German No. 3 seed Marc Zwiebler on Thursday. Zwiebler's 17-21, 21-13, 21-17 victory was his second against Chong in their 3rd career meetings.Roger Federer survives major scare on Thursday to advance to Bitburger Open quarter-finals.

    Roger Federer survives major scare on Thursday to advance to Bitburger Open quarter-finals.

  • Chen Long, Li Xuerui win 2015 Denmark Open

    Odense: This year's Denmark Open has been marked by upsets and by dramatic swings in fortune, with top shuttlers such as Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Carolina Marin, Saina Nehwal, Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei all crashed out early from the tournament. Nevertheless, the upset trend was partially halted in the finals when Chen Long, Li Xuerui, Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong went on to capture the men's singles, women's singles, and men's doubles titles respectively at the Denmark Open on Sunday.2015 has been a strong year for Chen Long with seven titles under his belt so far. (photo: AFP)

    2015 has been a strong year for Chen Long with seven titles under his belt so far. (photo: AFP)

  • P.V Sindhu beats Carolina Marin, Tommy Sugiarto survives in Denmark semis as upsets continue

    Odense: Two time world champion Carolina Marin's stunning three-set loss to 20-year-old Indian badminton ace P.V Sindhu in the women’s singles semi-finals on Saturday raised an obvious question: Was that the biggest upset in this year's Denmark Open? And what about the second-round loss by Lee Chong Wei and the quarter-final loss by Lin Dan?P.V Sindhu lay down on the court after she beats Carolina Marin in semi-finals at Denmark Open.

    P.V Sindhu lay down on the court after she beats Carolina Marin in semi-finals at Denmark Open.

  • Lin Dan upset by Viktor Axelsen in Denmark Open quarters

    Odense: The upset bug has struck Denmark Open -- again!

    Viktor Axelsen of Denmark put on a masterclass over Lin Dan on Friday, handing Lin probably his worst career defeat by destroying “Super Dan” 21-8, 21-7 in 36 minutes.Viktor Axelsen celebrates after beating his badminton idol Lin Dan at Denmark Open quarter-finals.

    Viktor Axelsen celebrates after beating his badminton idol Lin Dan at Denmark Open quarter-finals.

  • Viktor Axelsen ready to clash against Lin Dan in Japan Open final

    Tokyo: Viktor Axelsen advanced to the final of Japan Open Superseries on Saturday after he defeated No. 6 seed Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan 21-19, 21-13 in 42 minutes.

    The Japan Open final is also Axelsen’s fourth career Superseries final.Perhaps the time is right for Viktor Axelsen to win a Superseries title. (photo: Reuters)

    Perhaps the time is right for Viktor Axelsen to win a Superseries title. (photo: Reuters)

  • Japan Open: Lee Chong Wei's loss to Lin Dan not devastating

    Tokyo: Even though a lot of badminton fans were hoping Lee Chong Wei could beat Lin Dan in the second round of Japan Open, but the cold reality is that Lin Dan who was not in the prime of his career, could still deliver a fatal blow to Lee by winning 25th time in their 34 meetings on Thursday.Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei walking into the court to get ready for their match on Thursday. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei walking into the court to get ready for their match on Thursday. (photo: AFP)

  • Lin Dan putting celebrity lifestyle on hold to focus on badminton

    Beijing: 2015 has been a dismal year for Lin Dan, a.k.a the greatest men's singles player to ever played the sport of badminton. He began his 2015 campaign reaching the semifinals of All England, he lost to Tommy Sugiarto in the quarter-finals of India Open, lost to Chen Long in Malaysia Open final, was consecutively eliminated in the first round of Australian Open Superseries and Indonesia Open Superseries Premier, and lost to Jan Jorgensen in the quarter-finals of World Championships.Lin Dan looks cool in sunglasses which carry his name.

    Lin Dan looks cool in sunglasses which carry his name.

  • Tommy Sugiarto eases through, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying out in Vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh City: Tommy Sugiarto earned a big boost of momentum with a 21-14, 21-19 victory over unseeded compatriot Ginting Anthony on Saturday at the men's singles semi-finals at Vietnam Open.

    Sugiarto raced to 17-6 in the opening set before he eased past Anthony 21-14 to claim the first set. However, 18-year-old Ginting Anthony provided stiffer resistance in the second set, battled competitively for each and every single point to level the score at 19-19. Sugiarto held his nerve and kept his cool, reeling off the next two points to clinch the second set with 21-19. He will take on South Korean Lee Hyun-Il in the men's final on Sunday.Tommy Sugiarto is one win away from winning the Vietnam Open title. (photo: AFP)

    Tommy Sugiarto is one win away from winning the Vietnam Open title. (photo: AFP)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying savor sweet revenge over Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto

    Ho Chi Minh City: Revenge proved sweet for Malaysia's Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying and now they have No. 6 seeds Andrei Adistia/Vita Marissa in their sights at the Vietnam Open.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying get revenge on Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto.

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying get revenge on Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto.

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