• Chen Long & Zhao Yunlei are 2014 BWF player of the year

    Dubai: Chen Long and Zhao Yunlei of China won the 2014 best men's and women's player awards on Monday.

    2014 is a year of mixed results for world number two Chen Long. He failed to deliver for China at the Thomas Cup Finals in May. Playing at No.1, he lost to Kenichi Tago as China crashed out 0-3 to Japan in the semi-finals. Chen Long also lost to Son Wan-ho in the men's singles final of the Hong Kong Open in November as well as in the Incheon Asian Games team event final. Chen, however, won the Korea Open early this year and won his first world championships title in August, he also finished runner-up at All England and India Open. Zhao Yunlei, Chen Long, Akane Yamaguchi (from left)

    Zhao Yunlei, Chen Long, Akane Yamaguchi (from left)

  • Asian Games Women's Team F: China defeat Korea 3-0

    Incheon: The Chinese team successfully defended the women's team title in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games on Sunday. Li Xuerui, Zhao Yunlei / Tian Qing and Wang Shixian of China, all had to overcome one set deficit to pull off comeback wins against their Korean rivals.China women's team wins its fifth consecutive Asian Games gold medal

    China women's team wins its fifth consecutive Asian Games gold medal

  • All-England Badminton Championship Final Results: Live

    Lee Chong Wei sinks to his knees after winning the All-England men's singles title, beating defending champion Chen Long in straight sets in the final on Sunday. - AFP

    Lee Chong Wei sinks to his knees after winning the All-England men's singles title, beating defending champion Chen Long in straight sets in the final on Sunday. - AFP

     


     

     

    1. Starting at 12:00 PM WD
    Xiaoli Wang [1] (China)
    Yang (F) Yu (China)
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    (China) Jin Ma
    (China) Yuanting Tang
    21-17 18-21 23-21     1:21
       2. Followed by MD
    Mohammad Ahsan [1] (Indonesia)
    Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia)
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    (Japan) Hiroyuki Endo [2]
    (Japan) Kenichi Hayakawa
    21-19 21-19     0:45
       3. Followed by WS
    Shixian Wang [4] (China)
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    (China) Xuerui Li [1]
    21-19 21-18     0:50
       4. Followed by MS
    Chong Wei Lee [1] (Malaysia)
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    (China) Long Chen [2]
    21-13 21-18     0:59
       5. Followed by XD
    Tontowi Ahmad [2] (Indonesia)
    Liliyana Natsir (Indonesia)
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    (China) Nan Zhang [1]
    (China) Yunlei Zhao
    21-13 21-17     0:42

     

  • Danish pair banking on home comfort (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Home is where the heart is.

    And Denmark’s mixed doubles pair of Christina Pedersen and Joachim Fischer Nielsen intend to bank on home advantage to clinch their first World Championships gold medal when the prestigious tournament is held in Copenhagen in August.Christinna Pedersen-Joachim Fischer Nielsen are through to the mixed doubles final at the Malaysian Open badminton championship after beating Olympic champions Ma Jin-Zhao Yunlei in the semis at Putra Stadium on Saturday.

    They are confident of doing well at home after shocking Olympic gold medallists Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei of China 21-10, 21-12 in the semi-finals of the Maybank Malaysian Open at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.

  • Japanese pair gets a kick beating the Chinese (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Top Japanese women’s pair Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi have a poor record against opponents from China.

    They are also one of the few top pairs in the world who have yet to bag a Super Series title.

    The pair, who reached a career high No. 2 in the world last year before slipping down to fourth, however believe that has kept them hungry and motivated at the highest level.Top Japanese pair Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi are in the final of the Malaysian Open after defeating compatriots Reika Kakiiwa-Miyuki Maeda in the semis at Putra Stadium on Saturday.

    Top Japanese pair Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi are in the final of the Malaysian Open after defeating compatriots Reika Kakiiwa-Miyuki Maeda in the semis at Putra Stadium on Saturday.

    And Matsutomo-Takahashi have certainly shown that in the Maybank Malaysian Open here.

    On Friday, they scored a rare win over Olympic champions Tian Qing-Zhao Yunlei of China in the quarter-finals.

    Then on Saturday, they outlasted compatriots Reika Kakiiwa-Miyuki Maeda in 86 minutes to reach the Malaysian Open final for the second straight year.

    “We’re obviously very tired... but we just keep pushing ourselves to do better,” said Matsutomo.

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