• Malaysian professional badminton league to launch in September

    Kuala Lumpur: A new Malaysian badminton league called Malaysia Purple League (MPL) is set to get underway later this year (from September 2014 to February 2015) which will see twelve franchises taking part in the RM2 million overall prize money competition. The Malaysia Purple League is a good way to search of a worthy successor to world number one singles player Datuk Lee Chong Wei

    The Malaysia Purple League is a good way to search of a worthy successor to world number one singles player Datuk Lee Chong Wei

    The MPL will feature the best Malaysia players such as superstar Lee Chong Wei and new, emerging talent, as well as some of the great badminton stars from China, Korea and Europe. The league is expected to feature Lin Dan, Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng, Lee Yong-dae and Markis Kido.

  • Lee Chong Wei: "Welcome back, Lin Dan"

    KUALA LUMPUR: Chong Wei's dramatic defeat against Lin Dan in the final of the London Olympic was exactly the kind of epic showdown that stops him thinking about retiring.I wish I can see them play atleast once before their retired.

    I wish I can see them play atleast once before their retired.

    After 8 months long "vacation" the two-time Olympic Games champion Lin Dan captured the China Masters Grand Prix Gold title last week to jump 19 rungs from No. 104 to No. 83 in the world rankings.

  • Koo Kien Keat could be the X-factor for Malaysia's Thomas Cup team

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) may bring back Koo Kien Keat to beef up one of the weakest Thomas Cup squad in Malaysia's badminton history.Koo Kean Keat needs to be in shape to play good badminton

    Koo Kean Keat needs to be in shape to play good badminton


    Lee Chong Wei proposed to BAM on Friday that Koo Kien Keat could allow the coaches more flexibility to try different line-ups.

  • It would take a miracle for Daren Liew to play in badminton world championships

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's third men's singles shuttler Daren Liew was hampered by another bad news for his already disastrous start of the year.Daren Liew's fortunes have taken a dramatic downturn recently

    Daren Liew's fortunes have taken a dramatic downturn recently

    Daren, who has felt to No. 63 in the world ranking, would probably not be able to join his compatriots Lee Chong Wei and Chong Wei Feng for the August world meet in Copenhagen, Denmark. The qualifying period for the world meet ended with the last week's China Masters Grand Prix Gold.

  • Lin Dan is set to play in the Asian Badminton Championships

    Beijing: Two-time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan will take part in the Asian Badminton Championships (ABC) inGimcheon, South Korea from April 22-27.

    Lin Dan will first play in China Masters Grand Prix Gold, and then Asian Badminton Championships

    Lin Dan will first play in China Masters Grand Prix Gold, and then Asian Badminton Championships
    Lee Chong Wei will skip the tournament and Badminton Association of Malaysia is going to pay Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC), a fine of US$2,000 (RM6,500) for withdrawing Chong Wei from the men’s singles event. In addition to Lee Chong Wei, Malaysia will also withdraw doubles pairs Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong and Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem. Of course, Malaysia will have to pay the fine for withdrawing these pairs.

  • Badminton still belongs to Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan

    The rivalry between between world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei and China’s Lin Dan has been called the greatest rivalry in badminton history. But almost simultaneously another Chinese shuttler — Chen Long has been inching closer to creating the same kind of contest with these 2 players. The greatest rivalry in badminton - Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan

    The greatest rivalry in badminton - Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan

  • Simon, the giant slayer shocks Chong Wei in Singapore Open final

    SINGAPORE: BamintonPlanet.com wrote an article titled ”The Resurgence of Simon Santoso” yesterday, and today, Simon has announced his strong come back to the badminton world by capturing Singapore Open men’s singles title. Simon Santoso won Singapore Open title

    Simon Santoso won Singapore Open title

    Unseeded Indonesian Simon Santoso pulled off a major shock when he upset world number one Lee Chong Wei to win the Singapore badminton Open for the first time on Sunday.

  • The Resurgence of Simon Santoso

    Indonesia’s former top men’s singles shuttler Simon Santoso produced an upset in Singapore Open by defeating world No. 7, Du Pengyu in rubber set: 16-21, 21-17, and 21-17. Simon turned professional in January 2014, in a bid to come out of his badminton career rut.Simon Santoso's performance has been very impressive after turning pro at Jan 2014.

    Simon has proven that it was indeed the right move for him when he captured the 2014 Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold title 3 weeks ago, and stormed into the finals of the Singapore Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei and Li Xuerui reach Singapore Open final

    SINGAPORE: Malaysia's world No 1 Lee Chong Wei stormed into the Singapore Open men's final while the Olympic women's singles gold medalist Li Xuerui from China will clash with her compatriot Wang Yihan in the final.Lee Chong Wei will face Simon Santoso from Indonesia in the Singapore Open Final

    Lee Chong Wei will face Simon Santoso from Indonesia in the Singapore Open Final

  • Singapore Open: Lee Chong Wei through, Hoon-Tan out

    Singapore: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei sped into the Singapore Open semi-finals with style. Chong Wei demolish Thailand's Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-8, 21-14 in 29 minutes with a breathtaking fashion, Lee at one point even trying a shot from underneath his leg which fell short of the net.Lee Chong Wei was trying a trick shot from underneath his leg which fell short of the net.

    Lee Chong Wei was trying a trick shot from underneath his leg which fell short of the net.

    On Saturday, Choong Wei will meet India's K. Srikanth, who is touted to be India’s next big star. K. Srikanth beat Hong Kong's Hu Yun 17-21, 21-14, and 21-19 -- after upsetting seventh seed Nguyen Tien Minh a round earlier -- for a place in the semi-finals.

  • Chong Wei, Peng Soon-Liu Ying are in the second round of Singapore Open

    Singapore: World No. 1 Datuk Lee Chong Wei got off to a perfect start in the Singapore Open as he beat the China-born Wei Nan of Hong Kong, 21-17, 21-15 in 40 minutes.

    With world No. 2 Chen Long opting to skip the meet and several top players withdrew from the tournament, Lee Chong Wei has a very high chance of bagging Singapore Open as his fourth title of the year. The last time Chong Wei played in Singapore Open was six years ago, and he won the men’s singles title that year. He will play China’s Chen Yuekun in the second round.Lee Chong Wei is on course to his fourth title this year

    Lee Chong Wei is on course to his fourth title this year

  • All indications point to Olympic 2016 for Lee Chong Wei

    KUALA LUMPUR: At an interview before the All England tournament this year, Lee Chong Wei responded to a reporter from China that he will most likely continue to play until 2016 Olympic.Lee Chong Wei has decided to play until 2016 Olympic

    Lee Chong Wei has decided to play until 2016 Olympic

    You can watch the interview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcYzBJWrkIc

  • Lee Chong Wei won third India Open title

    NEW DELHI: Defending India Open champion Lee Chong Wei produced one of his finest performances to win the men's singles title for the second consecutive year with a straight-game victory over familiar foe Chen Long of China on Sunday.
    He beat China's Chen Long 21-13, 21-17.Chong Wei wins his third India Open

    Chong Wei wins his third India Open

     
    Chong Wei dedicated his India Open victory to his son Kingston Lee, who will turn 1 year old on April 12. 

  • Lee Chong Wei vs Chen Long at India Open Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will meet Chen Long from China in the Yonex Sunrise - India Open Super Series badminton championships on Sunday. This is their third clash this year.In the other semi-final, second seed Chen Long came through by the skin of his teeth with a titanic 21-15, 21-23, 21-19 win over a pumped-up Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark in a 79-minute encounter.

    In the other semi-final, second seed Chen Long came through by the skin of his teeth with a titanic 21-15, 21-23, 21-19 win over a pumped-up Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark in a 79-minute encounter.

    Lee Chong Wei had to work extra hard to defeat another Chinese player, Du Pengyu in a thrilling three set match 21-17, 19-21, 21-14 that lasted an hour 12 minutes.

  • Kashyap is out of India Open

    There is no more Indian shuttlers remained in the $250,000 India Open Super Series as of Friday night after Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap both lost their respective quarterfinals.Lee Chong Wei greets the fans after his win over P. Kashyap

    Lee Chong Wei greets the fans after his win over P. Kashyap

    The top seed Malaysian, Lee Chong Wei demonstrated his superiority by knocking out Kashyap, with 21-15, 21-13 in 40 minutes to cruise to the men’s singles semifinal.

  • Indian Open: Lee Chong Wei through, Khim Wah-V Shem out

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Open champions Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem went down 18-21, 21-15, 16-21 to Ko Sung-hyun-Shin Baek-cheol of South Korea. This was a bitter blow to the pair because they were once ahead with 14-10 and 15-12 in the third set.India's P. Kashyap is waiting for Lee Chong Wei in the Indian Open quarter-finals.

    Their coach Rosman Razak said: “Khim Wah and V Shem played much better this game, they had their chances to seal the deal, and they were once in control by leading 15-12 in the rubber game. Then, they started making mistakes. The South Koreans took advantage of Kim-Wah-V Shem's mistakes and never look back”

  • Lee Chong Wei is on his way to his third Indian Open title

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 badminton player - Lee Chong Wei cruised through the first round of the India Open in New Delhi easily by defeating Ajay Kumar from Indian 21-9, 21-9 in 24 minutes.Lee Chong Wei has pretty easy draw in India Open until he meets Chen Long

    Lee Chong Wei has pretty easy draw in India Open until he meets Chen Long


    He is going to play against the runner-up of Malaysian Open GP Gold, rising star Sourabh Varma from India in the second round.

  • Lee Chong Wei hopes Malaysia players could be tougher and more durable

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will start playing in the Indian Open Wednesday in New Delhi and again, he is carrying the hopes of all Malaysian in the Superseries tournament.Lee Chong Wei to his juniors: "No shortcuts to the top!"

    Lee Chong Wei to his juniors: "No shortcuts to the top!"


    Chong Wei will take on a qualifier in the first round. Then, he may plays three Indian players – Sourabh Varma (the Malaysia Open GP Gold runners-up), R.M.V. Gurusaidutt and P. Kashap.

  • Chong Wei Feng: I need to do better (pic)

    PASIR GUDANG: In the absence of the three-time All-England champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng needs to prove he can live up to the expectation as the second best men's singles in Malaysia.It's time for Chong Wei Feng to show he is the legitimate one

    Chong Wei Feng hopes he can at least reach the final of the championship while China are banking on their future stars for exposing them to more international tournaments.

  • Soon Huat Took the Final Spot in Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Goh Soon Huat - the back-up shuttler from Malaysia will be part of the Malaysia Thomas cup team after beating

    Tan Chun Seang (former BAM player) 21-14, 21-13 in the three-day selections trials at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara on Friday. Goh Soon Huat finished top in Thomas Cup Trial

    Misbun Ramdan Misbun and former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli pulled out of the trials due to personal health reasons.

    During the trial, Soon Huat showed his fighting spirit and steely determination, and he is likely to be join the Thomas Cup team as the fourth men’s singles player.

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