• Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong off to a good start at ´White Nights 2015´

    Gatchina: Former world No. 1 men's pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong was off to good start at the ´White Nights 2015´ International Challenge on Thursday as they're looking to rejuvenate their careers. The Malaysian duo moved into the second round with a straight-sets 21-9, 21-6 win over Andrei Goncharenko/Alexandr Kozyrev of Russia. They will take on another Russian pair Vladimir Rusin/Liya Zdanov on Friday.Koo Kien Keat (right) and Tan Boon Heong continue to impress on their comeback.

    Koo Kien Keat (right) and Tan Boon Heong continue to impress on their comeback.

  • Chong Wei Feng to duel with Arif in SEA Games final (video)

    Singapore: Top seed Tanongsak Saemboonsuk of Thailand was taken to the distance by Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia, who fought back from a set down to create a thrilling climax to the men's singles semi-finals. Chong Wei Feng gave everything he had to Tanongsak in the match as Wei Feng eventually claimed the victory with 13-21, 21-18, 21-15 on Monday.Chong Wei Feng (left) and Arif are closing on SEA Games men's singles final showdown on Tuesday.

    Chong Wei Feng (left) and Arif are closing on SEA Games men's singles final showdown on Tuesday.

  • SEA Games: Chong Wei Feng, Arif reach semis

    Singapore: Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie again proved resistant to Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia, as the No. 4 seed from Malaysia absorbed the brute force of Jonatan on Sunday to book his place in the last four of the SEA Games men's singles event.Chong Wei Feng goes down on knee after defeating Jonatan Christie of Indonesia at SEA Games men's singles quarter-finals.

    Chong Wei Feng goes down on knee after defeating Jonatan Christie of Indonesia at SEA Games men's singles quarter-finals.

  • SEA Games: Chong Wei Feng in quarters, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong exit

    Singapore: Malaysia's singles shuttlers Chong Wei Feng, Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif advanced to the quarter-finals in the men’s singles category on Saturday after their wins.

    Chong Wei Feng crushed Pham Cao Cuong of Vietnam 21-14, 21-11 to set up a clash with Jonatan Christie of Indonesia on Sunday. Arif also eliminated Fongmalayseng P. of Laos to advance to quarter-finals of the men’s singles event.Chong Wei Feng had an easy first round match against Pham Cao Cuong.

    Chong Wei Feng had an easy first round match against Pham Cao Cuong.

  • Malaysia men's team ousted from SEA Games, women's team in final

    Singapore: 17-year-old Ihsan Maulana Mustofa scripted a dramatic third men's singles victory, combined with Ricky Karandasuwardi/Angga Pratama and Kevin Sanjaya/Marcus Fernaldi to win the two heart-stopping men's doubles matches as Indonesia's young guns lived up to the expectations by winning the SEA Games semi-finals tie against Malaysia in Singapore on Thursday.The Indonesian celebrate their team's thrilling win over Malaysia in front of Morten Frost. (photo: SEA Games)

    The Indonesian celebrate their team's thrilling win over Malaysia in front of Morten Frost. (photo: SEA Games)

  • Teck Zhi, Zulfadli, Arif advance at Macau Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Fought back from a set down, the 2013 Asian Junior champion Soo Teck Zhi lived up to his billing on Tuesday to beat 10th seed Vladimir Malkov of Russia in the first round of the Macau Open 10-21, 21-10, 21-14 in 45 minutes.Tan Chun Seang retires from his opening match due to injury

    Tan Chun Seang retires from his opening match due to injury

  • Arif, Daren Liew in Perak Open quarters

    Ipoh: Despite his heel injury, former Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) shuttler - Mohd Arif Abdul Latif defeated Cheam June Wei 22-20, 21-13 and Chong Yee Han 21-13, 21-10 to march into the last eight of Perak Open.Mohd Arif Abdul Latif used to be able to defeat Chen Long of China, but things that are completely opposite now

    Mohd Arif Abdul Latif used to be able to defeat Chen Long of China, but things that are completely opposite now

  • Australian Open: Malaysia shuttlers sail through qualifying matches

    Sydney: All Malaysian players were able to advance to the main draw of Australia Open on Tuesday.

    Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif defeated Mitchell Wheller of Australia 21-11, 21-8 in his first qualifying match, and knocked out Andrew Smith of England 21-17, 22-20 in the second qualifying match.Olympic gold medalist Fu Haifeng (left) looked absolutely stunned by the size of the giant lobster in Australia!

    Olympic gold medalist Fu Haifeng (left) looked absolutely stunned by the size of the giant lobster in Australia!

  • Indonesia Open: Malaysia enjoys mixed results on opening day

    Jakarta: Malaysia wrapped up day one of Indonesia Open with six victories and four losses.

    World number one Lee Chong Wei took 31 minutes to beat Indonesian player, Sony Dwi Kuncoro in straight sets 21-7 and 21-11. During the first set, Chong Wei adopted a more attacking approach and Sony was not able to keep pace with his adversary. Sony started the second set with a lot of offensive shots, but Chong Wei was able to stay calm and prevailed in the end. Chong Wei will play Brice Leverdez of France in second round.Lee Chong Wei advances to the second round of Indonesia Open easily

    Lee Chong Wei advances to the second round of Indonesia Open easily

  • Indonesia Open: Mohd Arif stuns Kento Momota

    Jakarta: In the first round of Indonesia Open, Mohd Arif Abdul Latif of Malaysia put up a brilliant all-around performance to upset Japan's Thomas Cup hero, world number 11th Kento Momota 21-19, 21-13 in 34 minutes. His victory makes me wonder had Malaysia decided to bring Arif to New Delhi, and played him in the Thomas Cup final against Momota, Malaysia would have already brought back the Thomas Cup. Oh well, I guess there is no "if" in reality.Hope Mohd Arif can rejuvenate his career through Indonesia Open

    Hope Mohd Arif can rejuvenate his career through Indonesia Open

  • Mohd Arif Abdul Latif and Yang Li Lian are in the Singapore Open main draw

    Singapore: Malaysia's independent shuttler Mohd Arif Abdul Latif who left Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) last July made it to the main draw of the Singapore Open by defeating Siswanto of Indonesia 21-16, 21-11 in his first game, and then scoring a comprehensive win over Singaporean Ashton Chen with 21-18, 21-19 on Tuesday.The 21-year-old Yang Li Lian will have a chance to learn from the world No. 2 Wang Yihan in the main draw.

    The 21-year-old Yang Li Lian will have a chance to learn from the world No. 2 Wang Yihan in the main draw.

    Arif once ranked No. 30 in the world has plummeted to No. 89 despite winning the Malaysian International Challenge last November. He is going to play India’s B. Sai Praneeth in the first round of the main draw.

  • Soo Teck Zhi is the flame of hope for Malaysia's singles department (pic)

    PASIR GUDANG: 19-year-old Soo Teck Zhi - the former Asian Junior champion, upset professional player Mohd Arif Abdul Latif, 21-12, 21-15, with a lot of aggressive shots, to reach the men’s singles quarter-finals in the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold.Teck Zhi strive to be the next Chong Wei

    Yesterday, Arif was the one who created an upset by beatting top seed Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand.

    Teck Zhi will face former world No. 3 Simon Santoso of Indonesia on the next round.

  • Misbun Ramdan Misbun is fighting to fill the vacant singles slot for Malaysia’s Thomas Cup squad (pic)

    Misbun Ramdan Misbun had asked for a two-day grace period for the Thomas Cup Finals selection trial  as he had just arrived from Romania on Tuesday night after winning his first international title this year – at the Romanian International on Sunday. It was his fifth international crown since leaving BAM to become an independent player in January last year.Ramdan will play in the Thomas Cup Finals selection trial on Friday.

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