• Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong advance to 2nd round of Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong: Malaysia's men's doubles No. 1 seeds Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong eased into the second round of Hong Kong Open after calmly clinched their first round match against Danes Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen 21-14 and 21-15 in 41 minutes on Wednesday.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to play better if they want to beat Zhang Nan/Liu Cheng of China in the second round of the 2016 Hong Kong Open. (photo: AP)

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to play better if they want to beat Zhang Nan/Liu Cheng of China in the second round of the 2016 Hong Kong Open. (photo: AP)

  • Goh Jin Wei beat Ho Yen Mei to reach Thailand GPG semis

    Bangkok: 16-year-old Goh Jin Wei of Malaysia wowed Thailand again with another sizzling performance when she dashed past compatriot Ho Yen Mei 21-17, 21-13 in the Thailand Open quarter-finals that was held at Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok on Friday.Goh Jin Wei needs to stay focused in the 2016 Thailand Open GPG. (photo: AP)

    Goh Jin Wei needs to stay focused in the 2016 Thailand Open GPG. (photo: AP)

  • Goh Jin Wei & Daren Liew in Thailand Open quarters

    Bangkok: 16-year-old Goh Jin Wei of Malaysia caused a huge upset on Thursday by toppling women's singles No. 2 seed Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand 21-16, 16-21, 21-17 in the second round of Thailand Open.Best of luck to Goh Jin Wei in the 2016 Thailand Open quarter-finals. (photo: BWF)

    Best of luck to Goh Jin Wei in the 2016 Thailand Open quarter-finals. (photo: BWF)

  • Chooi Kah Ming/Low Juan Shen make great run at Indonesia Masters

    Balikpapan: Malaysian men's doubles qualifiers Chooi Kah Ming-Low Juan Shen continued their excellent run at the Indonesia Masters by overcoming Indonesia's Yohanes Rendy Sugiarto-Afiat Yuris Wirawan 21-15, 16-21, 21-13 in the men's doubles second round.Chooi Kah Ming (left) and Low Juan Shen are doing well at the 2016 Indonesia Masters.

    Chooi Kah Ming (left) and Low Juan Shen are doing well at the 2016 Indonesia Masters.

  • Goh Jin Wei holds off Gregoria Mariska in Indonesian Masters opener

    Balikpapan: The 16-year-old World No. 51 Goh Jin Wei of Malaysia fought past local shuttler Gregoria Mariska 25-23, 21-12 during women’s singles first-round action at the 2016 Indonesian Masters on Wednesday night.Malaysia's badminton rising star Goh Jin Wei. (photo: AFP)

    Malaysia's badminton rising star Goh Jin Wei. (photo: AFP)

  • Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing pull off great escape to reach Vietnam Open Final

    Ho Chi Minh City: The Vietnam Open mixed doubles No. 3 seeds Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing of Malaysia is now one win away from winning their first ever international title.Best of luck to Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing in Vietnam Open final. (photo: AFP)

    Best of luck to Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing in Vietnam Open final. (photo: AFP)

  • Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing survive tests to reach Vietnam Open semis

    Ho Chi Minh City: Malaysia's World No. 37 mixed doubles pair Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing showed their never-say-die spirit as they rallied past No. 6 seeds Taiwanese pair Chang Ko chi-Chang Hsin Tien 27-25, 19-21, 21-4 to advance to the Vietnam Open semi-finals.Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing have yet to win an international title together. (photo: AFP)

    Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing have yet to win an international title together. (photo: AFP)

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Rajiv Ouseph lift Delhi Acers over Bengaluru Topguns

    New Delhi: Hosts Delhi Acers notched up their second consecutive victory in two days as they registered a 5-2 win over Bengaluru Topguns at the Siri Fort Stadium on Friday.Ashwini Ponnappa and Lim Khim Wah are key mixed doubles players for Bengaluru Topguns. (photo: PTI)

    Ashwini Ponnappa and Lim Khim Wah are key mixed doubles players for Bengaluru Topguns. (photo: PTI)

  • Saina Nehwal leads Awadhe Warriors past Bengaluru Top Guns 4-1 in Premier Badminton League

    Lucknow: Thai player Tanongsak S of Awadhe Warriors had to bring his A-game after his team fell behind early, before Saina Nehwal led the Warriors to come back from behind to win the tie 4-1 against Bengaluru Top Guns in their Premier Badminton League (PBL) clash on Wednesday.Saina Nehwal plays an important role in Awadhe Warriors' victory on Wednesday. (photo: AFP)

    Saina Nehwal plays an important role in Awadhe Warriors' victory on Wednesday. (photo: AFP)

  • India Premier Badminton League: Lee Chong Wei falls in upset loss to Kidambi Srikanth

    Kuala Lumpur: Former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei who represented the Hyderabad Hunters lost to World No. 9 Kidambi Srikanth 12-15, 15-6 and 7-15 after making his debut in India's Premier Badminton League.India Premier Badminton League's "Trump Match" rule could be confusing. (photo: PBL)

    India Premier Badminton League's "Trump Match" rule could be confusing. (photo: PBL)

  • Goh Soon Huat, P.V Sindhu enter quarter-finals of Macau Open

    Macau: Goh Soon Huat became Malaysia's sole representative left in the Macau Open when he defeated Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei 22-20, 22-20 in the third round of Macau Open in 47 minutes on Thursday. Goh will play No. 15 seed B. Sai Praneeth on Friday.

    The women's competition saw two-time defending champion and No. 5 seed P.V Sindhu of India defeated Indonesia's Lindaweni Fanetri 21-17 21-18 in a women's singles match that lasted 46 minutes. The world No. 12 will next take on China's Chen Yufei.Hope Goh Soon Huat could deliver good results at Macau Open.

    Hope Goh Soon Huat could deliver good results at Macau Open.

  • Sony Dwi Kuncoro wins Chinese Taipei GP finals

    Taipei: Although Sony Dwi Kuncoro is not young and strong as before, the 2004 Athens Olympic bronze medalist proved age no barrier as he rolled back the years to beat Wang Tzu Wei of Taiwan, 21-13, 21-15 to lift the Chinese Taipei GP men's singles title on Sunday.Sony Dwi Kuncoro poses on the podium with Wang Tzu Wei. (photo: BWF)

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro poses on the podium with Wang Tzu Wei. (photo: BWF)

  • Hoon/Lim, Simon Santoso and Sony Dwi Kuncoro in Chinese Taipei GP semis

    Taipei: Malaysian independent men's doubles pair Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah lived up to their billing on Friday, beating Wannawat Ampunsuwan/Tinn Isriyanate of Thailand in straight sets 21-18, 21-14 to advance to the semi-finals of the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix in 37 minutes.Sony Dwi Kuncoro and Simon Santoso among the respectable men's badminton players of the '00s.

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro and Simon Santoso among the respectable men's badminton players of the '00s.

  • Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah in Chinese Taipei GP quarters

    Taipei: Malaysia's independent men's doubles pair Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah needed only 36 minutes to dispatch Liao Kuan Hao/Lu Chia Pin of Taiwan 21-14, 21-17 on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals of Chinese Taipei Grand Prix. The Malaysians will take on Wannawat Ampunsuwan/Thatinn Isriyanate of Thailand next for a spot in the semi-final.Way to go Lim Khim Wah (left) and Hoon Thien How!

    Way to go Lim Khim Wah (left) and Hoon Thien How!

  • Muhammad Hafiz Hashim storms into Chinese Taipei Open main draw

    Taipei: For a long time it seemed we would not able to see the 2003 All England champion Muhammad Hafiz Hashim to compete at the highest level of badminton anymore, proving he still had plenty of fuel in his tank, the 32-year-old Malaysian sprung two surprises on Tuesday at the Chinese Taipei Open qualifying round when he defeated compatriot Jimmy Tay Yu Lun 21-17 , 15-21, 21-7 in 50 minutes, and sparked a strong comeback to closed out a tough victory over Lin Chia Hsuan of Chinese Taipei in the second qualifying match with 18-21, 21-17, 22-20 in 55 minutes. Hafiz is set to square off with Jeon Hyeok-Jin of Korea on Wednesday. Jeon Hyeok-Jin is going to be a tough nut to crack for Hafiz, since he has proved his worth by pulling off an upset triumph over world No. 9 Son Wan Ho at last week's 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade men's singles final.Hafiz plays much better than a lot of players in the Malaysia national team.

    Hafiz plays much better than a lot of players in the Malaysia national team.

  • 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, Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah reach Canada Open quarters

    Calgary: Malaysia's independent men's doubles pair Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah kept their hopes alive to reach the quarter-finals of the Canada Open having fought back from one set behind, to overcome third seeds Michael Fuchs/Johannes Schoettler of Germany with 13-21, 21-18, 21-14 in the men's doubles second round on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei survives scare in Canada Open men's singles 3rd round.

    Lee Chong Wei survives scare in Canada Open men's singles 3rd round.

  • Lee Chong Wei soars past Shi Yuqi to reach Canada Open 3rd round

    Calgary: After the reigning SEA Games men's singles champion, Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia slumped to a stunning straight-set defeat against Denmark's Christian Lind Thomsen in the first round of Canada Open yesterday, losing 15-21, 20-22, Malaysia's fortune in men's singles was once again had to rely on Lee Chong Wei.Lee Chong Wei is the absolute crowd puller at the 2015 Canada Open.

    Lee Chong Wei is the absolute crowd puller at the 2015 Canada Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei in US Open 3rd round, Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah exit

    New York: Badminton superstar Datuk Lee Chong Wei began his first official men's tournament in the US Open Grand Prix Gold on Tuesday, after his eight-month suspension was lifted on May 1.Lee Chong Wei is the favourite to win the US Open.

    Lee Chong Wei is the favourite to win the US Open.

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