• Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan could meet in World Championships semifinal

    Jakarta: The 2015 World Championships draw is out, Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei could meet for the first time in slightly less than a year in the semifinals. Lin Dan defeated Lee Chong Wei 22-20, 12-21, 21-9 in the semi-finals of 2014 Incheon Asian Games last September. Lin Dan, a five-time champion, and Lee Chong Wei, a former world No. 1, were drawn into the bottom half of the bracket.Lee Chong Wei (right) already exceeded alł expectations, so no pressure just go and enjoy it at the World Championships.

    Lee Chong Wei (right) already exceeded alł expectations, so no pressure just go and enjoy it at the World Championships.

  • Perak Open: Daren Liew ousted in quarters, Lee Chong Wei/Vivian Hoo ease to semis

    Perak: Defending champion Daren Liew took the Perak Open men's singles match all the way to its limit only to fall short after being beaten in the quarter-final by Soong Joo Ven on Tuesday.

    The 28-year-old fourth seed went down 22-20, 13-21, 9-21 to Soong Joo Ven, who is ranked No. 112 in the world.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin plays relentlessly and aggressively in the Perak Open quarter-finals.

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin plays relentlessly and aggressively in the Perak Open quarter-finals.

  • Lee Chong Wei/Vivian Hoo to 2nd round at 2015 Perak Open

    Perak: Whether it was for fun or whether Lee Chong Wei needed to create some room for the very much-needed relaxation ahead of world championships, the serious Perak Open badminton tournament that kicked off three days ago, turned in to a fun time when Lee stepped onto badminton court with Vivian Hoo to play in the first round of mixed doubles on Monday. Lee/Vivian's scary power, speed and athleticism proved too much for a courageous Mohd Lutfi Zaim Bin Abdul Khalid/Julia Wong Pei Xian pair, winning the match 21-10, 21-16 and advancing into second round where they will face Lim Tiat Long/Ng Sin Zou on Tuesday.Lee Chong Wei seems to enjoy playing mixed doubles with Vivian Hoo. (photo: howkt)

    Lee Chong Wei seems to enjoy playing mixed doubles with Vivian Hoo. (photo: howkt)

  • Vivian Hoo & Woon Khe Wei only Malaysians seeded for World Championships

    Jakarta: Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei have been named No. 12 seed at this year’s World Championships that will be held in Jakarta from 10 - 16 August 2015.Wish Vivian Hoo/ Woon Khe Wei (left) good luck for the upcoming World Championships.

    Wish Vivian Hoo/ Woon Khe Wei (left) good luck for the upcoming World Championships.

  • Lee Chong Wei rises to 46 in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei received a ranking boost by moving up 19 places to number 46 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) world rankings released on Thursday.

    Lee, who rose from world No. 65 to No. 46 has garnered enough ranking points to make himself eligible to compete for all upcoming Superseries events that offered the most ranking points, prize money, public and media attention.Lee Chong Wei has climbed his way back up the BWF rankings.

    Lee Chong Wei has climbed his way back up the BWF rankings.

  • Morten Frost praises Lee Chong Wei for fighting good fight

    Taipei: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost applauded the resilience of Lee Chong Wei after he came up short against world number one Chen Long in the Chinese Taipei Open quarter-finals on Friday.Lee Chong Wei needs something new, a new impulse, somebody who will take his badminton farther.

    Lee Chong Wei needs something new, a new impulse, somebody who will take his badminton farther.

  • Lee Chong Wei loses quarter-final to Chen Long at Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Badminton fans hoping to watch one of the most storied badminton challenges of all-time: The Lee Chong Wei - Lin Dan rivalry, may well have to wait until the World Championships in August, after Lee Chong Wei suffered a hard-fought 21-17, 20-22, 13-21 loss to world No. 1 Chen Long in the quarter-final of Chinese Taipei Open on Friday. Chen improved his head-to-head record against Lee to 11-9 after the victory.Lee Chong Wei's defeat to Chen Long (left) could be a good thing as he gets ready for the World Championships. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei's defeat to Chen Long (left) could be a good thing as he gets ready for the World Championships. (photo: Reuters)

  • Lee Chong Wei books quarter-final clash with Chen Long at Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei will face off in a Friday quarter-final against world No. 1 Chen Long, whom he lost to in last year's World Championship final at Copenhagen.

    In his first match on Thursday, the unseeded Lee Chong Wei produced a solid performance against tenth seed Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia by winning the first set with 21-12. While Lee trailed for most of the second set, he picked up his game when it mattered, rallying from 13-18 down to reel off the next 8 points to survive the stirring challenge from Sugiarto.Lee Chong Wei has a tough task against Chen Long in the Chinese Taipei quarter-final. (photo: Getty)

    Lee Chong Wei has a tough task against Chen Long in the Chinese Taipei quarter-final. (photo: Getty)

  • Chinese Taipei Open: Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong cruise into 2nd round

    Taipei: Malaysian shuttlers Lee Chong Wei, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, and Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei made a winning start to their campaigns at the $200,000 Yonex Open Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold tournament on Wednesday by entering the second rounds of their respective categories.Lee Chong Wei speaks with media after his first match at the 2015 Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei speaks with media after his first match at the 2015 Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: Reuters)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan & Chen Long among the big-names at Chinese Taipei Open

    Taiwan: After claiming back-to-back titles in both US Open and Canada Open recently, and after welcoming his newborn son last week, badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia will again be the sentimental favourite when the main draw of Chinese Taipei Open gets under way on Wednesday. Unlike his recent two tournaments at North America, Lee could face world No. 1 Chen Long of China in quarter-finals, and could possibly set up a mouthwatering final clash with his nemesis Lin Dan in the final.Lee Chong Wei speaks to the media during a press conference at Chinese Taipei Open on Tuesday. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei speaks to the media during a press conference at Chinese Taipei Open on Tuesday. (photo: Reuters)

  • BWF Rankings: Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong jump 20 places to 73rd

    Kuala Lumpur: After clinching the USD 15,000 ´White Nights 2015´ International Challenge last week, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong (a.k.a the diamond pair) continued their upward trajectory to rise at world No. 73 in the latest BWF rankings released on Thursday.Hope Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong could maintain their upward momentum until Rio 2016.

    Hope Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong could maintain their upward momentum until Rio 2016.

  • Lee Chong Wei and wife Wong Mew Choo welcome second baby son

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei and wife Wong Mew Choo are proud parents yet again after welcoming their second baby boy on Thursday (July 9th).Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei and Wong Mew Choo to be the proud parents of a gorgeous baby boy! (Photo: Chengsan kaki)

    Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei and Wong Mew Choo to be the proud parents of a gorgeous baby boy! (Photo: Chengsan kaki)

  • Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan to get on a reality TV show (videos)

    Beijing: Can you imagine what it would be like to watch Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan bring their heated rivalry from the badminton court into a reality TV show?Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and other celebrities that appear as contestants on the "Yes! Coach" reality TV show. (photo: HHW)

    Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and other celebrities that appear as contestants on the "Yes! Coach" reality TV show. (photo: HHW)

  • Lee Chong Wei appreciates Wong Mew Choo's sacrifices

    Kuala Lumpur: Realizing Lee Chong Wei needed more ranking points in order to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, and knowing Lee Chong Wei would want to be at her side for the birth of their second child; To find common ground on the issue, Lee Chong Wei's wife, Wong Mew Choo has decided to give birth to their second child via C-section. This arrangement would allow Lee Chong Wei to participate in the Chinese Taipei Open that will be held from July 14, 2015 to July 19, 2015. Lee had previously planned to skip the Chinese Taipei open because they're expecting a baby boy somewhere between July 15 and July 17.Lee Chong Wei and Wong Mew Choo are a lovely couple. They were married on 9 November 2012, and had their first child, named Kingston in April 2013. (photo: Lee Chong Wei's FB)

    Lee Chong Wei and Wong Mew Choo are a lovely couple. They were married on 9 November 2012, and had their first child, named Kingston in April 2013. (photo: Lee Chong Wei's FB)

  • Lee Chong Wei moves up 34 places to No. 65 in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: According the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday, Lee Chong Wei’s sweep of the recent US Open and Canada Open has increased his rankings to world No. 65.It must be an amazing feeling for Lee Chong Wei to win the US Open, his first individual title in over a year.

    It must be an amazing feeling for Lee Chong Wei to win the US Open, his first individual title in over a year.

  • Hendrawan: Lee Chong Wei is a great role model for young Malaysian players

    Kuala Lumpur: "Never discount the heart of a champion," Hendrawan was effusive in his praise for the badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei, after the rejuvenated former world No. 1 shuttler restored his dominance to lift back-to-back titles at the recently concluded US Open and Canada Open.Hope Hendrawan will make 2015 a breakthrough year for Lee Chong Wei

    Hope Hendrawan will make 2015 a breakthrough year for Lee Chong Wei

  • Lee Chong Wei holds off Angus Ng Ka Long to win Canada Open title (video)

    Calgary: Former world number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia fought off a determined challenge from Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong to claim back-to-back titles at Canada Open on Sunday.Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei for his Canada Open title! (photo: Lee Chong Wei's FB)

    Congratulations to Lee Chong Wei for his Canada Open title! (photo: Lee Chong Wei's FB)

  • Canada Open: Lee Chong Wei, Angus Ng Ka Long to meet in final

    Calgary: The No. 14 seed Lee Chong Wei had to work hard against No. 6 seed Japanese Takuma Ueda on Saturday before booking his place in the Canada Open men's singles final. After going down 16-21 in the first game, the Malaysian shuttler upped the tempo to take the second game 21-10. Lee got out to a huge lead with a 12-2 score in the third set before the Japanese started to close the gap by scoring few points here or there. Playing some aggressive badminton, Lee Chong Wei eventually pushing through to win the third set by routing Takuma Ueda 21-12 to earn a men's singles final berth. The whole match lasted 57 minutes, and it was the third consecutive match that Lee Chong Wei was stretched into a rubber game.Wishing Lee Chong Wei luck in the Canada Open final.

    Wishing Lee Chong Wei luck in the Canada Open final.

  • Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah, Lee Chong Wei survive scares in Canada Open

    Calgary: Malaysia's independent men's doubles pair Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah won their quarter-finals match on Friday, but not before surviving a scare from Taiwanese pair Chang Ko-Chi/Wang Tzu Wei at the Canada Open.Lee Chong Wei advances into Canada Open semi-finals.

    Lee Chong Wei advances into Canada Open semi-finals.

  • Lee Chong Wei moves up to No. 99 in world rankings after US Open triumph

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei who had recently slumped to No. 180 in Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings last week, made a big leap in this week's BWF rankings released on Thursday, climbing 81 positions to world No. 99.

    Lee received 7,000 ranking points following his triumph at the US Open last week, which saw the Malaysian returned to the top 100 of the BWF rankings.Lee Chong Wei's upward trend in BWF rankings is bound to continue.

    Lee Chong Wei's upward trend in BWF rankings is bound to continue.

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