• Lee Chong Wei beats Lin Dan in an epic three-set China Open semis

    Fuzhou: In the latest “badminton classic” played by two of the greatest badminton players of all time, Lee Chong Wei beat Lin Dan 17-21, 21-19, 21-19 on Saturday afternoon to move into the China Open finals.

    The 35th encounter between Lee and Lin on Saturday didn't just feel like a battle for a berth in a China Open final, but also the culmination of one of the greatest rivalries in the history of the sport.Lee Chong Wei shakes hand with Lin Dan after their China Open semi-final match. (photo: Xinhua)

    Lee Chong Wei shakes hand with Lin Dan after their China Open semi-final match. (photo: Xinhua)
  • Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan to face off in much anticipated China Open semis

    Fuzhou: For the 35th time in their storied rivalry, the top two greatest badminton players of our era will cross swords in a highly anticipated China Open semi-finals on Saturday. For Lee Chong Wei, it is an opportunity for him to end his five-match losing streak against Lin Dan since March 2012 at All England. The last time Lee defeated Lin was at the Korea Open in Jan 2012.Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan book mouthwatering clash in China Open semis.(photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan book mouthwatering clash in China Open semis.(photo: AFP)
  • Chen Long continues dominance on unchanged top 10 in latest BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) world rankings have remained relatively stable over the past week, as there were no changes to the top 10 of men's singles, men's doubles, women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles.Both Jan Jorgensen (left) and Chen Long are probably the two best men's singles players this year.

    Both Jan Jorgensen (left) and Chen Long are probably the two best men's singles players this year.
  • China Open: Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan in quarters, Lee/Yoo & Ahsan/Setiawan ousted

    Fuzhou: Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan stayed on course for a blockbuster China Open semi-final clash after battling through men's second round on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei talks to media after his second round match. (photo: Weibo)

    Lee Chong Wei talks to media after his second round match. (photo: Weibo)

  • China Open: Lin Dan survives scare as Lee Chong Wei cruises

    Fuzhou: The two-time Olympic champion, and five-time world champion Lin Dan of China recovered from a set down to defeat compatriot Qiao Bin and kept his hope of a China Open crown alive in Fuzhou - while his nemesis Lee Chong Wei needed only 36 minutes to ease into the second round of China Open on Wednesday.Lin Dan knows how to adjust his game intelligently as he goes deeper into the tournament. (photo: Reuters)

    Lin Dan knows how to adjust his game intelligently as he goes deeper into the tournament. (photo: Reuters)

  • Rivalry rematch possible: Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan could meet again at China Open

    Fuzhou: The 2015 China Open Super Series Premier tournament that featuring a strong line-up of world class shuttlers has kicked off in Fuzhou, China on Tuesday.Hope Lin Dan (left) and Lee Chong Wei could re-create another epic battle at China Open.

    Hope Lin Dan (left) and Lee Chong Wei could re-create another epic battle at China Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei breaks into top 10 in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: As BadmintonPlanet.com predicted in this article "Lee Chong Wei regains confidence with French Open victory" few days ago, former World No. 1 badminton player Lee Chong Wei have shot up the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings after winning the French Open men's title last Sunday.Lee Chong Wei demonstrates his continuing improvement in the BWF rankings.

    Lee Chong Wei demonstrates his continuing improvement in the BWF rankings.

  • Hong Kong Open draw: Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long placed in same half

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, and two-time world champion Chen Long were all placed in the same section of the Hong Kong Open draw that was released on Tuesday.Lee Chong Wei will be tested by Chen Long and Lin Dan at Hong Kong Open.

    Lee Chong Wei will be tested by Chen Long and Lin Dan at Hong Kong Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei regains confidence with French Open victory

    Kuala Lumpur: Every athlete has that one moment, that one match that could be the difference in a successful season or a successful career.

    For Lee Chong Wei, that moment might have come on Sunday when he reached a significant milestone with capturing his 40th Superseries title at French Open.Way to go Lee Chong Wei!

    Way to go Lee Chong Wei!

  • French Open: Lee Chong Wei's win puts him back on top of the world

    Paris: Four days after his 33st birthday, Lee Chong Wei is back on top of the world again, with 40th career men's singles Superseries titles to his name and a third French Open in the bag.

    In one of the finest French Open finals of recent years, Lee Chong Wei showed his hunger for victory was still very much in evidence on Sunday, when he came out firing and won the opening set against Taiwanese Chou Tien Chen in the men’s singles finals with 21-13 in 19 minutes.Lee Chong Wei poses for a picture with Chou Tien Chen. (photo: reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei poses for a picture with Chou Tien Chen. (photo: reuters)

  • French Open: Lee Chong Wei to meet Chou Tien Chen in the final (videos)

    Paris: Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei reached his first French Open final in four years as he needed 36 minutes to fly by world No. 9 Wang Zhengming of China 21-7, 21-13 in the semi-finals.

    The unseeded Lee, in remarkably sublime form at the age of 33, continued his formidable French Open run and never let up the pressure on No. 3 shuttler from the Chinese team in a semi-final demolition. The victory brought Lee's head to head record against Wang to 15-0.Lee Chong Wei should not underestimate Chou Tien Chen in the men's final.

    Lee Chong Wei should not underestimate Chou Tien Chen in the men's final.

  • Lee Chong Wei to meet Wang Zhengming in French Open semis

    Paris: Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will face world No. 9 Wang Zhengming of China in the semi-finals of the French Open after both players enjoyed quarter-final victories in Paris.

    Lee Chong Wei, winner at the 2011 French Open, needed just 36 minutes to beat world No. 22 Japanese Sho Sasaki in the quarter-finals.Lee Chong Wei should watch out for Wang Zhengming in the semi-finals.

    Lee Chong Wei should watch out for Wang Zhengming in the semi-finals.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong continue steady rise in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: The latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings for October 22 ranking week showed Lee Chong Wei, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong continued to have strong upward momentum, checking in the BWF top 25 in both men's singles and men's doubles.

    Despite his disappointments at Korea Open, and Denmark Open, Lee Chong Wei has jumped six places, working his way back into the 19th position in the latest rankings.Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong are still a very dangerous men's pair if they can get their physical and fitness condition back into fighting shape.

    Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong are still a very dangerous men's pair if they can get their physical and fitness condition back into fighting shape.

  • French Open: Lee Chong Wei survives Viktor Axelsen scare, Koo/Tan exit

    Paris: Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei survived a major scare in the second round of the French Open on Thursday, beating No. 7 seed Viktor Axelsen in 65 minutes.

    Lee got off to a slow start in the first set, trailing for most of the game to go down 12-21.Lee Chong Wei's defeat of Viktor Axelsen proves he still a major force in badminton.

    Lee Chong Wei's defeat of Viktor Axelsen proves he still a major force in badminton.

  • French Open: Another early exit for Lin Dan, as Lee Chong Wei advances

    Paris:  It used to be that Lin Dan’s crashing out of a tournament in a first round would prompt the biggest headlines in badminton. But in a year in which Lin Dan has fallen short of the high standard he has set for himself, each subsequent loss seems less newsworthy.

    The latest came Wednesday afternoon at the Pierre de Coubertin Stadium in Paris, with third-ranked Lin Dan falling, 21-14, 11-21, 17-21 to Indian shuttler, world No. 16 H. S. Prannoy in 70 minutes. No longer was the dominant presence he once was, Lin also sent packing in the first round at the Australian Open and Indonesia Open in May and in June of this year.Happy 33rd birthday to Lee Chong Wei!(photo: Lee Chong Wei's FB)

    Happy 33rd birthday to Lee Chong Wei!(photo: Lee Chong Wei's FB)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long and Viktor Axelsen prepare for the French Open

    Paris: Over the past few years, the badminton scene has been dominated by mostly Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and sometimes Chen Long.

    However, the struggle of either Lee Chong Wei or Lin Dan in recent tournaments has been mirrored by Chen Long’s dominance and Viktor Axelsen’s rise.Let's go Lee Chong Wei!

    Let's go Lee Chong Wei!

  • 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)

  • Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, Lee Chong Wei, Saina Nehwal make shock exits at Denmark Open

    Odense: Mixed doubles world champions Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, former men's singles world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, current women's singles world No. 1 Saina Nehwal, and reigning men's doubles world champions Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan all crashed out on a day of shocks at the Denmark Open in Odense.Wei Nan and Lee Chong Wei shake hands following the second round match at Denmark Open.

    Wei Nan and Lee Chong Wei shake hands following the second round match at Denmark Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei beats P. Kashyap in Denmark opener

    Odense: Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia showed few signs of rust on Wednesday as he returned to action after an early exit at Korea Open almost one month ago, beating No. 8 seed Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap 21-14, 21-15 in the first round of the Denmark Open.Lee Chong Wei plays his Denmark Open 1st round match with exceptional skill, and uncanny ability.

    Lee Chong Wei plays his Denmark Open 1st round match with exceptional skill, and uncanny ability.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long hit the court for Denmark Open

    Copenhagen: Badminton A-listers Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long will play their first round of Denmark Open on Wednesday, but they aren't the only big names hanging out around the Odense Sports Park.Chen Long, Lee Chong Wei, and Lin Dan are currently the 3 best men's singles players in the world.

    Chen Long, Lee Chong Wei, and Lin Dan are currently the 3 best men's singles players in the world.

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