• Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Ratchanok Intanon in Thailand Masters Final

    Bangkok: World No. 13 mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon/ Goh Liu Ying from Malaysia was in awesome form as they have reached the final of the Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters tournament in Bangkok on Friday.

    Chan/Goh outclassed Bodin Issara/Savitree Amitrapai of Thailand 21-18, 21-14 in 42 minutes in the semi-finals and will face dark horses Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen of China next.Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite to win the Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

    Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite to win the Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei make Thailand GPG semis

    Kuala Lumpur: It was mixed fortunes for the Malaysia team on Thursday at the ongoing Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters Badminton Championships held at the Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Malaysia's campaign in the men's doubles ended on a disappointing note after both Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong and Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong fizzled out in quarter-finals.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying will play Bodin Issara/Savitree Amitrapai in the Thailand Masters semis.

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying will play Bodin Issara/Savitree Amitrapai in the Thailand Masters semis.

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Lee Hyun-il, Ratchanok Intanon advance at Thailand Masters

    Bangkok: Predictably, Malaysian World No. 38 men's singles shuttler Zulfadli Zulkiffli made safe passage through to the third round of the Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters Badminton Championships in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday.Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite in women's singles at Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

    Ratchanok Intanon is the overwhelming favorite in women's singles at Thailand GPG. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Tan Chun Seang brings brilliance to Muar City’s Genting Champions Challenge title

    Genting Highlands: World No. 161 Tan Chun Seang pulled off arguably the most impressive feat of his career when he contributed the decisive three-point against Syed Akhbar Shah Syed Mustakim of Puchong United BC in the second men's singles match to end Muar City's 2-year wait by winning the Resorts World Genting Champions Challenge on Sunday.Muar City players stormed the court after a late comeback win by Tan Chun Seang over Puchong United. (photo: Muar City BC)

    Muar City players stormed the court after a late comeback win by Tan Chun Seang over Puchong United. (photo: Muar City BC)

  • Muar City hand Klang United a 15-0 trashing in Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: Muar City BC, the Malaysia Purple League's top team handed the second lowest ranked Purple League team Klang United a 15-0 bashing in their tie held Sunday in Sentosa Sports Arena.Mak Hee Chun (front) and Tan Boon Heong are helping Muar City to become a serious Purple League championship contender. (photo: Muar City)

    Mak Hee Chun (front) and Tan Boon Heong are helping Muar City to become a serious Purple League championship contender. (photo: Muar City)

  • Lee Dong Keun, Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na win Korea Masters

    Jeonju City: In what was their second encounter against each other in the Korea Grand Prix Gold finals for second year in a row, defending champion Lee Dong Keun needed 78 minutes to see off last year's runner-up Lee Hyun-Il to claim the men's singles title in Jeonju City on Sunday.Congratulations to Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na for winning their third title in less than a month.

    Congratulations to Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na for winning their third title in less than a month.

  • Lee Hyun Il, Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na in Korea Masters final

    Jeonju City: In a scintillating display of badminton, 35-year-old Korean Lee Hyun Il turned back the clock to defeat his 20-year-old compatriot Jeon Hyeok Jin 21-12, 24-22 in men's semi-finals at the Korea Masters on Saturday.Ko Sung Hyun (left) and Kim Ha Na's strong surge in the second half of 2015 has been amazing.

    Ko Sung Hyun (left) and Kim Ha Na's strong surge in the second half of 2015 has been amazing.

  • Lee Yong Dae pulls out of Korea Masters with neck injury

    Jeonju City: World No. 1 men's pair Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong shocked the crowd in Jeonju Indoor Badminton Court on Friday afternoon when the pair withdrew from the men's doubles quarter-finals final of the Korea Masters, after Lee Yong Dae suffered a neck injury when they were leading 11-10 in the first set against Taiwan's Lee Jhe-Huei/Lee Yang.Wish Lee Yong Dae a speedy recover.

    Wish Lee Yong Dae a speedy recover.

  • Korea Masters: Zulfadli Zulkiffli exits, Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong advance

    Jeonju City: The Korea Masters GPG continued full steam ahead Thursday with the last remaining Malaysian player Zulfadli Zulkiffli bowed out in the third round of men's singles.Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong are going to finish this year with a string of strong results.

    Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong are going to finish this year with a string of strong results.

  • Korea Masters: Zulfadli Zulkiffli romps into third round

    Jeonju City: No. 9 seed in men's singles Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia was in sizzling form in the first and second round of Korea Masters Grand Prix Gold on Wednesday, dashed past Korean Shin Kyung Deok 21-4, 21-5 in his first round match, and glided into the third round after he ushered Japanese Riichi Takeshita out of the tournament 21-15, 21-10 in the men's second round that was held later Wednesday.Best of luck to Zulfadli Zulkiffli at Korea Masters.

    Best of luck to Zulfadli Zulkiffli at Korea Masters.

  • Lai Pei Jing/Tan Kian Meng knocked out in Korea Masters 1st round

    Jeonju City: Lai Pei Jing who started her bid for the mixed doubles title with new partner Tan Kian Meng at Korea Masters, has been sensationally derailed in the first round by Korean mixed doubles pair Kim Duk Young/Go Ah Ra on Tuesday.Hope Lai Pei Jing (left) and Tan Kian Meng could form a strong and effective partnership.

    Hope Lai Pei Jing (left) and Tan Kian Meng could form a strong and effective partnership.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong fall short of Thailand Open crown

    Bangkok: Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong will have to wait another tournament to win their third title of the year, as the former World No. 1 took the match all the way to its limit only to fall short on Sunday against No. 5 seeds Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira/Ade Yusuf of Indonesia in three-sets.Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong on the podium with Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira/Ade Yusuf during the medal ceremony. (photo: Granular)

    Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong on the podium with Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira/Ade Yusuf during the medal ceremony. (photo: Granular)

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong battle into Thailand Open final

    Bangkok: Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong stormed into Thailand Open finals Saturday with a 21-19, 17-21, 21-16 win over 2015 SEA Games champions and No. 2 seeds Angga Pratama/Ricky Karanda Suwardi of Indonesia in a grueling contest that lasted 52 minutes.Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat still going strong at Thailand Open.(photo: Granular)

    Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat still going strong at Thailand Open.(photo: Granular)

  • Kien Keat/Boon Heong advance in Thailand GPG, Ihsan Mustofa ousts Son Wan Ho

    Bangkok: Former World No. 1 men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia brushed off the challenge of their younger compatriots Chooi Kah Ming/ Ow Yao Han, strolling into the Thailand Open GPG semi-finals with 21-17, 21-11 victory on Friday.Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei need to work hard to solidify their BWF rankings. (photo: Granular)

    Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei need to work hard to solidify their BWF rankings. (photo: Granular)

  • Tommy Sugiarto eases through, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying out in Vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh City: Tommy Sugiarto earned a big boost of momentum with a 21-14, 21-19 victory over unseeded compatriot Ginting Anthony on Saturday at the men's singles semi-finals at Vietnam Open.

    Sugiarto raced to 17-6 in the opening set before he eased past Anthony 21-14 to claim the first set. However, 18-year-old Ginting Anthony provided stiffer resistance in the second set, battled competitively for each and every single point to level the score at 19-19. Sugiarto held his nerve and kept his cool, reeling off the next two points to clinch the second set with 21-19. He will take on South Korean Lee Hyun-Il in the men's final on Sunday.Tommy Sugiarto is one win away from winning the Vietnam Open title. (photo: AFP)

    Tommy Sugiarto is one win away from winning the Vietnam Open title. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Hyun-il, Saena Kawakami win New Zealand Open

    Auckland: Despite being 10 years older than his Chinese opponent, the 35 year old former world number one shuttler Lee Hyun-il of South Korea sent a reminder to the young gun Qiao Bin from China, that he is nowhere near close to riding quietly into the sunset when he romped to victory in the men's singles final in just 43 minutes at the New Zealand Open on Sunday.Lee Hyun-il takes home USD$9,000 by winning the New Zealand Open. (photo: New Zealand Open)

    Lee Hyun-il takes home USD$9,000 by winning the New Zealand Open. (photo: New Zealand Open)

  • New Zealand Open: Lee Hyun-il in final, Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah exit

    Auckland: Korea's former world No. 1 men's singles badminton star Lee Hyun-il who has come back from retirement at least three times and has not letting age slow down his games. The 35 year old Korean dominating men’s singles semi-finals at New Zealand Open, beating top seed Hsu Jen Hao 21-13, 21-6 to set up a championship clash against unseeded Qiao Bin of China in the men's singles final on Sunday.Hope to see Lee Hyun-il in Rio Olympics. (photo: New Zealand Badminton)

    Hope to see Lee Hyun-il in Rio Olympics. (photo: New Zealand Badminton)

  • Jonatan Christie the hero as Musica Champions seal Superliga glory

    Bali: Jonatan Christie held his nerve to deliver the Musica Champions’ third consecutive Djarum Superliga title after defeating Djarum Kudus’ Ihsan Maulana Mustofa in a dramatic fifth match of the Superliga men's team final.

    World No. 82 Jonatan Christie defeated Ihsan Maulana Mustofa, during a tense clash that ended 14-21, 21-11, 21-18 in Bali and lasted 64 minutes.Well done Musica Champions, but where are Lee Yong-Dae and Lee Hyun-Il? (photo: PBSI)

    Well done Musica Champions, but where are Lee Yong-Dae and Lee Hyun-Il? (photo: PBSI)

  • Muar City crush Kepong to hold top spot on Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: On Sunday night, Muar City BC of Purple League notched a blowout 15-6 win over Kepong BC to extend their franchise record winning streak to 9 games, thanks to strong performances from Lee Hyun Il and Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen.

    Lee Hyun-Il got off to a good start, breaking Goh Soon Huat of Kepong BC 11-7, 11-5, 10-11, 11-7 to win the first men's singles match comfortably in 39 minutes.Lee Yong-Dae congratulates Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen after their win over Ow Yao Han/Tan Boon Heong (photo: Muar City's FB)

    Lee Yong-Dae congratulates Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen after their win over Ow Yao Han/Tan Boon Heong (photo: Muar City's FB)

  • Lee Yong-Dae joins Purple League’s Muar City as a mentor

    Kuala Lumpur: World number one men's doubles player Lee Yong-Dae has joined Muar City in the role of mentor. He would not compete in Purple League, instead, he would be offering advice and sharing experience with the Muar City players.

    Speaking as a mentor, Lee Yong-Dae said Muar City have to improve the quality of their games in order to stay on top of the Purple League ranking before the start of the Champions Challenge in February.Lee Yong-Dae (back row, third right) and other Muar City players (photo: Purple League)

    Lee Yong-Dae (back row, third right) and other Muar City players (photo: Purple League)

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