• Daren Liew beats Wei Nan to enter Macau Open 3rd round

    Macau: Malaysia's professional shuttler Liew Daren pulled off a a major upset en route to book his berth in the third round of the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion in Macau, today.Daren Liew is showing some strong form at the 2016 Macau Open.

    Daren Liew is showing some strong form at the 2016 Macau Open.

  • Chen Long to play Jan Jorgensen in the China Open final

    Beijing: Men's singles No. 2 seeds and reigning Olympic champion Chen Long from China battled back from a set down to beat fierce rival No. 3 seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 21-18, 9-21, 21-14 to book his place in the final of the China Open on Saturday.Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

    Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

  • Iskandar Zainuddin beats Qiao Bin to reach China Open semis

    Fuzhou: Revenge proved sweet for Malaysia's World No. 33 men's singles player Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin as he battled past reigning Korean Open champion Qiao Bin with a 21-19, 21-7 victory over the Chinese in Friday's China Open quarter-finals.Iskandar Zainuddin celebrates after his quarter-finals victory at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

    Iskandar Zainuddin celebrates after his quarter-finals victory at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

  • Iskandar Zainuddin, Chen Long advance to China Open quarters

    Fuzhou: With two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan's extramarital affair continued to dominate headlines for all the wrong reasons since Thursday morning, BadmintonPlanet would like to take the opportunity to give the ongoing China Open some much-deserved attention.It's nice to see Chen Long start playing badminton again. (photo: AP)

    It's nice to see Chen Long start playing badminton again. (photo: AP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Saina Nehwal crash out of China Open

    Fuzhou: Men's doubles heavyweights and No. 2 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia were sent crashing out of the China Open in a 21-19, 16-21, 22-24 defeat to unseeded China's Zhang Nan/Liu Cheng on Wednesday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to play better if they want to maintain their World No. 1 ranking.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to play better if they want to maintain their World No. 1 ranking.

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli advances, Lee Chong Wei exits French Open

    Paris: World No. 33 men's singles shuttler and former World junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli was the sole Malaysian survivor in the 2016 French Open Super Series Badminton Tournament at Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris.Zulfadli Zulkiffli shows great confidence in the first round of 2016 French Open.

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli shows great confidence in the first round of 2016 French Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei exacts revenge on Wei Nan in Denmark Open 1st Round

    Odense: World No. 1 Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei exacted revenge for his second round loss to Wei Nan in the 2015 Denmark Open with a 16-21, 21-19, 21-11 win over the Hong Kong player in 60 minutes in the first round of 2016 Denmark Open on Wednesday.Lee Chong Wei is a top favorite to win Denmark Open. (photo: Lars Ronbog)

    Lee Chong Wei is a top favorite to win Denmark Open. (photo: Lars Ronbog)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong advance to Korea Open quarters

    Seoul: Rio Olympics silver medalist, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong got off to a perfect start by advancing to the second round of the Korea Open Super Series held at Seong-nam Indoor Stadium in Seoul today.

    The fifth seeded pair defeated Chen Hung Ling/Wang Chi-Lin of Taiwan, 22-20 and 21-14 in the opening match of the men's doubles, said the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Super Series website.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong to play No. 2 seeds Chai Biao/Hong Wei on Friday. (photo: AFP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong to play No. 2 seeds Chai Biao/Hong Wei on Friday. (photo: AFP)

  • Iskandar Zainuddin pulls off great escape to reach Korea Open 2nd round

    Seoul: World No. 28 Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin of Malaysia overcame a one set deficit in a hard fought match to beat World No. 9 Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong 13-21, 21-14, 21-17 in 48 minutes to take the Korea Open opener on Wednesday.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is the No. 2 men's singles player in Malaysia. (photo: AFP)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is the No. 2 men's singles player in Malaysia. (photo: AFP)

  • Needing time to rest, Lee Chong Wei to skip Korea Open

    Kuala Lumpur: World No.1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia who bagged his record sixth Japan Open title on Sunday, has decided to withdraw from Korea Open to give his body extra rest before departing to Europe for the Denmark and France Open in October.Lee Chong Wei pulls out from the 2016 Korea Open. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei pulls out from the 2016 Korea Open. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei breezes into Japan Open 2nd round

    Tokyo: World No. 1 badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia left the Japan Superseries Open main draw unscratched after opening the tournament with a straight-sets win.Lee Chong Wei is eyeing his 6th Japan Open title. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei is eyeing his 6th Japan Open title. (photo: AP)

  • Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing reach Chinese Taipei Open Final

    Taipei: Malaysia's young mixed doubles pair of Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing was in awesome form as they foiled a stirring fight back from Indonesia's scratch pair Riky Widianto/Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja by defeating the Indonesia pair 21-17, 22-20 on Saturday to reach the Chinese Taipei Open final.Wish Lai Pei Jing/Tan Kian Meng best of luck in Chinese Taipei Open final. (photo: AFP)

    Wish Lai Pei Jing/Tan Kian Meng best of luck in Chinese Taipei Open final. (photo: AFP)

  • Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing & Iskandar Z. Zainuddin in Chinese Taipei Open Semis

    Taipei: There will be 3 Malaysian players in the semi-finals of the Chinese Taipei Open after a day of mixed results in Taipei.

    The young mixed doubles pair of Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing pulled off an upset Friday afternoon as they defeated the second ranked Reginald Lee Chun Hei/Chau Hoi Wah of Hong Kong in 58 minutes.07 02 2016 badminton news tan kian meng lai pei Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing have bright future in the mixed doubles category. (photo: BWF)

    07 02 2016 badminton news tan kian meng lai pei Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing have bright future in the mixed doubles category. (photo: BWF)

  • Tian Houwei crashes out of Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: After the withdrawal of Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long, China's Tian Houwei became the highest seed remaining at Chinese Taipei Open. However, the No. 4 seed Tian was knocked out of the tournament when he slumped to an 18-21, 10-21 defeat by Hong Kong shuttler Vincent Wong Wing Ki in the men's singles third round on Thursday.Tian Houwei is currently the World No. 6 in men's singles. (photo: GettyImages)

    Tian Houwei is currently the World No. 6 in men's singles. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Wang Shixian makes strong start at Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Wang Shixian made a flying start in the women's singles first round at Yonex Chinese Taipei Open with a 21-14, 21-16 rout of Taiwan's Hung Shih Han in 33 minutes on Wednesday.Wang Shixian off to strong start in the first round of Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: GettyImages)

    Wang Shixian off to strong start in the first round of Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin & Goh Jin Wei in Australian Open 2nd round

    Sydney: Malaysia's national champion shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin was in ruthless form on Wednesday in Sydney as he surged through to the second round of the Australian Open with a 21-12, 21-14 victory against Brice Leverdez of France in just 30 minutes. Zulkarnain will play Japanese player Sho Sasaki in the second round. Sasaki defeated Taiwan’s Hsu Jen Hao 21-14, 21-12 in an earlier match.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is a very talented young men's singles player from Malaysia. (photo: Getty)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is a very talented young men's singles player from Malaysia. (photo: Getty)

  • Malaysia set to play Denmark in Thomas Cup semis

    Kunshan: The 2014 Thomas Cup runners-up Malaysia ousted Chinese Taipei 3-1 in the quarterfinals at the Kunshan Sports Center Stadium on Thursday to set up a semifinal clash against Denmark on Friday.Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia celebrates after defeating Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan the Thomas Cup quarter-final tie. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia celebrates after defeating Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan the Thomas Cup quarter-final tie. (photo: AFP)

  • Malaysia squeezes past Korea 3-2 in Thomas Cup

    Kunshan: The selection of Chong Wei Feng for a roster spot in the 2016 Malaysia Thomas Cup team was a controversial one, but his track record in team event and his performance on Tuesday proved Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has made a right move in picking him over former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkifli.Iskandar Zulkarnain shakes hand with Lee Dong Keun after the match on Tuesday.

    Iskandar Zulkarnain shakes hand with Lee Dong Keun after the match on Tuesday.

  • Malaysia in Thomas Cup quarterfinals after beating Germany 5-0

    Kunshan: Malaysia Thomas Cup team has marched into the quarter-finals of Thomas Cup Finals after Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, and Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin delivered the first 3 points in the best of five format on Monday.

    World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei battled through an unexpectedly tough first men's singles match when he needed 40 minutes to beat unheralded Kai Schaefer 21-19, 21-15 on day two in Kunshan, China.Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against France's Kai Schaefer. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei returns a shot against France's Kai Schaefer. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei confident Malaysia is ready for Thomas Cup success

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton maestro Lee Chong Wei has urged his Thomas Cup teammates to show their fighting spirit in the Thomas Cup finals that will be held in Kunshan, China from May 15 to 22.Members of the Malaysia men's badminton team pose on the podium as runners-up following a 2-3 defeat to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final. (photo: GettyImages)

    Members of the Malaysia men's badminton team pose on the podium as runners-up following a 2-3 defeat to Japan in the 2014 Thomas Cup final. (photo: GettyImages)

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