• Hong Kong Open draw: Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long placed in same half

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, and two-time world champion Chen Long were all placed in the same section of the Hong Kong Open draw that was released on Tuesday.Lee Chong Wei will be tested by Chen Long and Lin Dan at Hong Kong Open.

    Lee Chong Wei will be tested by Chen Long and Lin Dan at Hong Kong Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong continue steady rise in BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: The latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings for October 22 ranking week showed Lee Chong Wei, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong continued to have strong upward momentum, checking in the BWF top 25 in both men's singles and men's doubles.

    Despite his disappointments at Korea Open, and Denmark Open, Lee Chong Wei has jumped six places, working his way back into the 19th position in the latest rankings.Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong are still a very dangerous men's pair if they can get their physical and fitness condition back into fighting shape.

    Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong are still a very dangerous men's pair if they can get their physical and fitness condition back into fighting shape.

  • French Open: Another early exit for Lin Dan, as Lee Chong Wei advances

    Paris:  It used to be that Lin Dan’s crashing out of a tournament in a first round would prompt the biggest headlines in badminton. But in a year in which Lin Dan has fallen short of the high standard he has set for himself, each subsequent loss seems less newsworthy.

    The latest came Wednesday afternoon at the Pierre de Coubertin Stadium in Paris, with third-ranked Lin Dan falling, 21-14, 11-21, 17-21 to Indian shuttler, world No. 16 H. S. Prannoy in 70 minutes. No longer was the dominant presence he once was, Lin also sent packing in the first round at the Australian Open and Indonesia Open in May and in June of this year.Happy 33rd birthday to Lee Chong Wei!(photo: Lee Chong Wei's FB)

    Happy 33rd birthday to Lee Chong Wei!(photo: Lee Chong Wei's FB)

  • Lin Dan retires from army, cashing in on endorsements

    Beijing: Two time Olympic gold medalist and five time world badminton champion Lin Dan has officially ended his 20-year military life, leaving the People's Liberation Army Bayi Badminton Club last Friday.Lin Dan deserves lucrative commercial endorsements for the sacrifices he gives up.

    Lin Dan deserves lucrative commercial endorsements for the sacrifices he gives up.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long and Viktor Axelsen prepare for the French Open

    Paris: Over the past few years, the badminton scene has been dominated by mostly Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and sometimes Chen Long.

    However, the struggle of either Lee Chong Wei or Lin Dan in recent tournaments has been mirrored by Chen Long’s dominance and Viktor Axelsen’s rise.Let's go Lee Chong Wei!

    Let's go Lee Chong Wei!

  • Chen Long, Li Xuerui win 2015 Denmark Open

    Odense: This year's Denmark Open has been marked by upsets and by dramatic swings in fortune, with top shuttlers such as Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Carolina Marin, Saina Nehwal, Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei all crashed out early from the tournament. Nevertheless, the upset trend was partially halted in the finals when Chen Long, Li Xuerui, Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong went on to capture the men's singles, women's singles, and men's doubles titles respectively at the Denmark Open on Sunday.2015 has been a strong year for Chen Long with seven titles under his belt so far. (photo: AFP)

    2015 has been a strong year for Chen Long with seven titles under his belt so far. (photo: AFP)

  • Lin Dan upset by Viktor Axelsen in Denmark Open quarters

    Odense: The upset bug has struck Denmark Open -- again!

    Viktor Axelsen of Denmark put on a masterclass over Lin Dan on Friday, handing Lin probably his worst career defeat by destroying “Super Dan” 21-8, 21-7 in 36 minutes.Viktor Axelsen celebrates after beating his badminton idol Lin Dan at Denmark Open quarter-finals.

    Viktor Axelsen celebrates after beating his badminton idol Lin Dan at Denmark Open quarter-finals.

  • Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, Lee Chong Wei, Saina Nehwal make shock exits at Denmark Open

    Odense: Mixed doubles world champions Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, former men's singles world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, current women's singles world No. 1 Saina Nehwal, and reigning men's doubles world champions Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan all crashed out on a day of shocks at the Denmark Open in Odense.Wei Nan and Lee Chong Wei shake hands following the second round match at Denmark Open.

    Wei Nan and Lee Chong Wei shake hands following the second round match at Denmark Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei beats P. Kashyap in Denmark opener

    Odense: Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia showed few signs of rust on Wednesday as he returned to action after an early exit at Korea Open almost one month ago, beating No. 8 seed Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap 21-14, 21-15 in the first round of the Denmark Open.Lee Chong Wei plays his Denmark Open 1st round match with exceptional skill, and uncanny ability.

    Lee Chong Wei plays his Denmark Open 1st round match with exceptional skill, and uncanny ability.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long hit the court for Denmark Open

    Copenhagen: Badminton A-listers Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long will play their first round of Denmark Open on Wednesday, but they aren't the only big names hanging out around the Odense Sports Park.Chen Long, Lee Chong Wei, and Lin Dan are currently the 3 best men's singles players in the world.

    Chen Long, Lee Chong Wei, and Lin Dan are currently the 3 best men's singles players in the world.

  • Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade bring the fun to Legends' Vision in Copenhagen

    Copenhagen: The Yonex Legends' Vision made its third stop in Copenhagen, Denmark on Oct 11. As usual, the so-called Four Heavenly Kings of Badminton - Lin Dan of China, Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, Peter Gade of Denmark and Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia remained very much center points of the event.Taufik Hidayat, Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Peter Gade at Legends' Vision in Copenhagen. (photo: Yonex)

    Taufik Hidayat, Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Peter Gade at Legends' Vision in Copenhagen. (photo: Yonex)

  • Goh Jin Wei, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong surge up BWF rankings

    Kuala Lumpur: There wasn't much movement atop the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings, with Chen Long, Saina Nehwal, Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong, Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi and Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei holding their places as world No. 1 in men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles and mixed doubles respectively.For such a small body, Goh Jin Wei has a strong badminton instinct.

    For such a small body, Goh Jin Wei has a strong badminton instinct.

  • Lin Dan displays smoking hot body to promote his own line of underwear collection

    Beijing: HOT! HOT! HOT! Lin Dan shows off his super fit and sexy body while going shirtless in just his "Intimate by LIN DAN" underwear in a new photo shoot to promote his new underwear line.Lin Dan displays smoking hot body to promote his own line of underwear collection

    Lin Dan displays smoking hot body to promote his own line of underwear collection

  • It's Copenhagen's turn to host the "The Legends' Vision"

    Copenhagen: The so-called 4 Heavenly Kings of Badminton - Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Taufik Hidayat, and Peter Gade will be meeting badminton fans in an event called Yonex Legends’ Vision Denmark, at the Solrød Hall on October 11, 2015.Can't wait to see Peter Gade, Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei and Taufik Hidayat (from left) in Copenhagen.

    Can't wait to see Peter Gade, Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei and Taufik Hidayat (from left) in Copenhagen.

  • Historic ranking milestone for Zhao Yunlei/Zhang Nan

    Kuala Lumpur: It's getting hard to keep track of all the mixed doubles titles Zhao Yunlei and Zhang Nan have piled up. In addition to their consistently top results in mixed doubles, the pair reached another milestone as they've earned 102,935 ranking points in the latest BWF rankings released on Thursday, 20,223 points more than Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia who were ranked world No. 2. Xu Chen/Ma Jin, Liu Cheng/Bao Yixin, and Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen occupied the No.3, No. 4 and No. 5 place in mixed doubles respectively.Zhang Nan (left) and Zhao Yunlei are the world's best mixed doubles badminton players.

    Zhang Nan (left) and Zhao Yunlei are the world's best mixed doubles badminton players.

  • Viktor Axelsen, Lin Dan on Denmark Open collision course

    Odense: Viktor Axelsen of Denmark is in the same quarter of the Denmark Open draw as Chinese badminton legend Lin Dan. The Dane could potentially face the two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the quarter-finals at the Denmark Open that will be held from Oct 13 to Oct 18.Viktor Axelsen is the only shuttler that can constantly put up a hard fight against Lin Dan and Chen Long in 2015.

    Viktor Axelsen is the only shuttler that can constantly put up a hard fight against Lin Dan and Chen Long in 2015.

  • Denmark Open: Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long and Lin Dan in the same half

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2015 Denmark Open men’s singles draw was announced on Tuesday, and it has thrown up some curveballs for the top players.

    Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, current World No. 1 Chen Long and two times Olympic Champion Lin Dan were placed in the same half of the Denmark Open draw.Lin Dan has made a steady rise in BWF world ranking to world No. 3.

    Lin Dan has made a steady rise in BWF world ranking to world No. 3.

  • Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong advance, Lin Dan exits Korea Open

    Seoul: Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong were in sizzling forms when they dashed past No. 5 seeds Chai Biao/Hong Wei of China 21-14, 21-12 to glide into the quarter-finals of Korea Open on Thursday. However, a stern test awaits them in the quarter-finals, as the Malaysians are going to face fourth seeds Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan next.Son Wan Ho upsets Lin Dan at Korea Open. (photo: BWF)

    Son Wan Ho upsets Lin Dan at Korea Open. (photo: BWF)

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong coast through 1st round at Korea Open

    Seoul: World No. 55 men's doubles Koo Kien Keat/ Tan Boon Heong had it easy Wednesday afternoon in their opening match of the Korea Open.

    The former World No. 1 pair from Malaysia raced to a 21-16, 21-10 finish over world No. 19 Marcus Ellis/Chris Langridge of England in just 37 minutes in front of very small crowds at SK Handball Stadium in Seoul.Wish Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong shine like Diamonds on Thursday.

    Wish Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong shine like Diamonds on Thursday.

  • Korea Open to kick off with Lee Chong Wei playing at qualifying round

    Seoul: The Victor Korea Open Badminton Championships will see quite a few stars when the total USD $600,000 prize money event kicks off the qualifying and mixed doubles first round in Seoul on Tuesday. Qualifiers who reach third round of qualifying will automatically be included in the main draw. Most of the Korea Open main-draw matches will start on September 16, finish on September 20.The men's draw at Korea Open would buy Lee Chong Wei some breathing room compare to Japan Open.

    The men's draw at Korea Open would buy Lee Chong Wei some breathing room compare to Japan Open.

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