• Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade to meet fans in Senayan, Indonesia

    Jakarta: The so-called 4 Heavenly Kings of Badminton - Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade, will be meeting badminton fans in an event called Yonex Legends’ Vision Indonesia, at the Asia-Africa Badminton Hall in Senayan, Jakarta, on Aug. 17.Taufik Hidayat speaks to media on Tuesday about "The Legends’ Vision".

    Taufik Hidayat speaks to media on Tuesday about "The Legends’ Vision".

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan could meet in World Championships semifinal

    Jakarta: The 2015 World Championships draw is out, Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei could meet for the first time in slightly less than a year in the semifinals. Lin Dan defeated Lee Chong Wei 22-20, 12-21, 21-9 in the semi-finals of 2014 Incheon Asian Games last September. Lin Dan, a five-time champion, and Lee Chong Wei, a former world No. 1, were drawn into the bottom half of the bracket.Lee Chong Wei (right) already exceeded alł expectations, so no pressure just go and enjoy it at the World Championships.

    Lee Chong Wei (right) already exceeded alł expectations, so no pressure just go and enjoy it at the World Championships.

  • Chinese Taipei Open: Chou Tien Chen beats Lin Dan to meet Chen Long in final

    Taipei: Local hope Chou Tien Chen has shocked two-time Olympic gold medalist No.4 seed Lin Dan of China to headline a big day of upsets in the semi-finals of Chinese Taipei Open on Saturday.

    Chou survived a three-set thriller to defeat Lin 21-19, 18-21, 21-16 in 77 minutes. Chou fought back from 14-18 deficit, and managed to seal the winning point in the first set after he caught Lin Dan off guard by luckily rolling the shuttlecock across the top of the net to Lin Dan's side. Lin Dan then reclaimed the second set with 21-18. Chou took a commanding 13-3 lead over the Chinese in the decider, but Lin Dan fought back superbly, closing on Chou with 16-17. The Taiwanese recomposed himself to reel off the next four points to cruise to victory.Chou Tien Chen becomes the first Taiwanese player to defeat Lin Dan. (photo: AP)

    Chou Tien Chen becomes the first Taiwanese player to defeat Lin Dan. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei loses quarter-final to Chen Long at Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Badminton fans hoping to watch one of the most storied badminton challenges of all-time: The Lee Chong Wei - Lin Dan rivalry, may well have to wait until the World Championships in August, after Lee Chong Wei suffered a hard-fought 21-17, 20-22, 13-21 loss to world No. 1 Chen Long in the quarter-final of Chinese Taipei Open on Friday. Chen improved his head-to-head record against Lee to 11-9 after the victory.Lee Chong Wei's defeat to Chen Long (left) could be a good thing as he gets ready for the World Championships. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei's defeat to Chen Long (left) could be a good thing as he gets ready for the World Championships. (photo: Reuters)

  • Lee Chong Wei books quarter-final clash with Chen Long at Chinese Taipei Open

    Taipei: Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei will face off in a Friday quarter-final against world No. 1 Chen Long, whom he lost to in last year's World Championship final at Copenhagen.

    In his first match on Thursday, the unseeded Lee Chong Wei produced a solid performance against tenth seed Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia by winning the first set with 21-12. While Lee trailed for most of the second set, he picked up his game when it mattered, rallying from 13-18 down to reel off the next 8 points to survive the stirring challenge from Sugiarto.Lee Chong Wei has a tough task against Chen Long in the Chinese Taipei quarter-final. (photo: Getty)

    Lee Chong Wei has a tough task against Chen Long in the Chinese Taipei quarter-final. (photo: Getty)

  • Chinese Taipei Open: Lee Chong Wei, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong cruise into 2nd round

    Taipei: Malaysian shuttlers Lee Chong Wei, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, and Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei made a winning start to their campaigns at the $200,000 Yonex Open Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold tournament on Wednesday by entering the second rounds of their respective categories.Lee Chong Wei speaks with media after his first match at the 2015 Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei speaks with media after his first match at the 2015 Chinese Taipei Open. (photo: Reuters)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan & Chen Long among the big-names at Chinese Taipei Open

    Taiwan: After claiming back-to-back titles in both US Open and Canada Open recently, and after welcoming his newborn son last week, badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia will again be the sentimental favourite when the main draw of Chinese Taipei Open gets under way on Wednesday. Unlike his recent two tournaments at North America, Lee could face world No. 1 Chen Long of China in quarter-finals, and could possibly set up a mouthwatering final clash with his nemesis Lin Dan in the final.Lee Chong Wei speaks to the media during a press conference at Chinese Taipei Open on Tuesday. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei speaks to the media during a press conference at Chinese Taipei Open on Tuesday. (photo: Reuters)

  • BWF Rankings: Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong jump 20 places to 73rd

    Kuala Lumpur: After clinching the USD 15,000 ´White Nights 2015´ International Challenge last week, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong (a.k.a the diamond pair) continued their upward trajectory to rise at world No. 73 in the latest BWF rankings released on Thursday.Hope Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong could maintain their upward momentum until Rio 2016.

    Hope Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong could maintain their upward momentum until Rio 2016.

  • Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan to get on a reality TV show (videos)

    Beijing: Can you imagine what it would be like to watch Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan bring their heated rivalry from the badminton court into a reality TV show?Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and other celebrities that appear as contestants on the "Yes! Coach" reality TV show. (photo: HHW)

    Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and other celebrities that appear as contestants on the "Yes! Coach" reality TV show. (photo: HHW)

  • Lee Chong Wei in US Open quarters, ready for world championships

    Jakarta: It seems pretty clear that this year's BWF World Championships that will be held in Jakarta from 10-16 August 2015, would produce some greatest badminton match ever played.

    All top-eight shuttlers in the world of both men's singles and women's singles will compete in Jakarta, as they all know that everyone in the world is watching them and the world meet is a great chance to improve their rankings and reputation, whilst at the same time playing at a celebrated event.Badminton fans want to see the famous rivalry between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan at this year's world championships.

    Badminton fans want to see the famous rivalry between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan at this year's world championships.

  • Lin Dan not allowed to play in Chinese badminton league due to sponsor conflicts

    Qingdao: Qingdao Badminton Club spent 1.5 million Yuan (roughly $241,493 USD) to hire Lin Dan to just play several exhibition games at the China Badminton Super League?Lin Dan expressed his "disappointment" at the China Badminton Super League's sponsor.

    Lin Dan expressed his "disappointment" at the China Badminton Super League's sponsor.

  • Tommy Sugiarto Upsets Lin Dan at Indonesia Open

    By Wimbo Satwiko
    Jakarta: Far from the spotlight, Tommy Sugiarto caused a huge upset after defeating Lin Dan of China in the first round of the BCA Indonesia Open 2015 at Gelora Bung Karno Istora in Jakarta on Wednesday.Can someone tell me whether Tommy Sugiarto is really so good? Or Lin Dan has already in decline from his peak.

    Can someone tell me whether Tommy Sugiarto is really so good? Or Lin Dan has already in decline from his peak.

  • Viktor Axelsen beat Lin Dan at Round 1 of Australian Open

    Sydney: Just before midnight at Sydney, the world #9 Viktor Axelsen won over the defending champion Lin Dan of China. The 6' 5" Dane proved too tall an order for Lin today. The height differential became a determining factor as soon as the Chinese found cause to worry which happened right after the final change of ends in the deciding game.Viktor Axelsen is only the third European who has ever defeated Lin Dan.

    Viktor Axelsen is only the third European who has ever defeated Lin Dan.

  • Lin Dan, Saina Nehwal aim to defend Australian Open Title

    Sydney: The world’s top badminton players assembled in Sydney this week as the 2015 Australian Open has kicked off under sunny blue skies at Australia on Tuesday.Saina Nehwal of India, Lin Dan of China and Gronya Somerville of Australia (from left) pose in front of the Sydney Opera House (Photo: Fairfax Media).

    Saina Nehwal of India, Lin Dan of China and Gronya Somerville of Australia (from left) pose in front of the Sydney Opera House (Photo: Fairfax Media).

  • Lee Chong Wei still World No. 46 after Sudirman Cup? It's confusing!

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite being able to pull off strong comebacks by defeating world No. 34 Lee Dong Keun, world No. 4 Kidambi Srikanth, and world No. 5 Son Wan Ho at the 2015 Sudirman Cup, it's very confusing to see Lee Chong Wei to still remained at world No. 46 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings that updated on Thursday, May 21, 2015.Picture 1: Lee Chong Wei's BWF rankings for the week of May,14,2015

    Picture 1: Lee Chong Wei's BWF rankings for the week of May,14,2015

  • The Reunion of Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade

    Beijing: With the mission to promote and foster the sport of badminton globally, badminton equipment manufacturer YONEX has invited the 4 kings of badminton, all current or former world No. 1’s to promote and to play in an exhibition event in Beijing, China on Thursday.The so-called 4 Heavenly Kings of Badminton - Peter Gade, Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat (from left)

    The so-called 4 Heavenly Kings of Badminton - Peter Gade, Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat (from left)

  • China rout Japan 3-0 in final to win 10th Sudirman Cup

    Dongguan: The stadium rumbled! China made the Sudirman Cup final looked easy when they finished off a dominant 3-0 run against Japan, wrapped up the 8 days event by clinching their sixth consecutive Sudirman Cup title on Sunday. This was also the 10th Sudirman Cup won by China over the tournament's 27 year history.China win their 10th Sudirman Cup over the tournament's 27 year history.

    China win their 10th Sudirman Cup over the tournament's 27 year history.

  • Lin Dan and Chen Long are waiting for Lee Chong Wei at the 2015 Sudirman Cup

    Dongguan: Lee Chong Wei has come back from an eight-month absence with scorching results so far at the 2015 Sudirman Cup, leading Malaysia to consecutive victories over South Korea and India at the Group stage of the tournament.Lin Dan and Chen Long were in the crowd watching Lee Chong Wei played against Lee Dong Keun on Day 1 of Sudirman Cup.

    Lin Dan and Chen Long were in the crowd watching Lee Chong Wei played against Lee Dong Keun on Day 1 of Sudirman Cup.

  • World championships wildcard for Lee Chong Wei creates win-win situation

    Kuala Lumpur: When Lin Dan was awarded the World Championships wild card by Badminton World Federation (BWF) in 2013 (despite missing from international tournaments for almost a year after he won the London Olympics men's title), that decision has created mixed reactions in the badminton community. However, the badminton community eventually benefited from that move by BWF as the fans was able to watch another epic battle between Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan in the men's singles final.PBSI and BWF will find massive commercial success if Lee Chong Wei plays at the 2015 World Championships

    PBSI and BWF will find massive commercial success if Lee Chong Wei plays at the 2015 World Championships

  • Lin Dan, Intanon Ratchanok win Badminton Asia Championships

    Wuhan: The five-time world champion and twice Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan of China successfully defending the Badminton Asia Championships title on Sunday. Lin defeated compatriot Tian Houwei 21-19, 21-8 in 50 minutes to retain the title he won last year in South Korea.Lin Dan (right) beats Tian Houwei to win his fourth Badminton Asia Championships title on Sunday.

    Lin Dan (right) beats Tian Houwei to win his fourth Badminton Asia Championships title on Sunday.

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