• Lin Dan overcomes Viktor Axelsen to win Japan Open

    Tokyo: Lin Dan of China has once again proved his reputation as "Super Dan" after he earned a hard fought three-set battle against 21-year-old Viktor Axelsen in the Japan Open final on Sunday.

    Lin Dan got off to a slow start in the first set in which he trailed 3-8 against Viktor Axelsen at one point. Lin then overcame some sloppy errors to eventually win the first set 21-19.Lin Dan thanks Viktor Axelsen for his “best effort” in the final. (photo: Reuters)

    Lin Dan thanks Viktor Axelsen for his “best effort” in the final. (photo: Reuters)

  • Viktor Axelsen ready to clash against Lin Dan in Japan Open final

    Tokyo: Viktor Axelsen advanced to the final of Japan Open Superseries on Saturday after he defeated No. 6 seed Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan 21-19, 21-13 in 42 minutes.

    The Japan Open final is also Axelsen’s fourth career Superseries final.Perhaps the time is right for Viktor Axelsen to win a Superseries title. (photo: Reuters)

    Perhaps the time is right for Viktor Axelsen to win a Superseries title. (photo: Reuters)

  • Japan Open: Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan, Carolina Marin ousted

    Tokyo: Lin Dan and Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong were winners but reigning world champions in both men's doubles and women’s singles - Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan and Carolina Marin were beaten in a day of upsets in the quarter-finals at the Japan Open on Friday.

    No. 5 seed Lin Dan of China who defeated Lee Chong Wei two days ago, handily defeated Tian Houwei 21-14, 21-18 in 59 minutes in the men's singles quarter-finals. Lin will clash with Tommy Sugiarto in the semi-finals. Indonesian Sugiarto needing less than 33 minutes to declare a 21-10, 21-5 victory over compatriot Ihsan Maulana Mustofa at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan (left) should increase their stability. (photo: PBSI)

    Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan (left) should increase their stability. (photo: PBSI)

  • Japan Open: Lee Chong Wei's loss to Lin Dan not devastating

    Tokyo: Even though a lot of badminton fans were hoping Lee Chong Wei could beat Lin Dan in the second round of Japan Open, but the cold reality is that Lin Dan who was not in the prime of his career, could still deliver a fatal blow to Lee by winning 25th time in their 34 meetings on Thursday.Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei walking into the court to get ready for their match on Thursday. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei walking into the court to get ready for their match on Thursday. (photo: AFP)

  • Japan Open: Lee Chong Wei sets up 2nd round clash with Lin Dan

    Tokyo: Wednesday afternoon Lee Chong Wei survived a tougher than expected fight from Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand by a 10-21, 21-15, 21-16 score line to advance to the second round of Japan Open.Lee Chong Wei sets up a blockbuster 2nd round match against Lin Dan at Japan Open.

    Lee Chong Wei sets up a blockbuster 2nd round match against Lin Dan at Japan Open.

  • Japan Open: Lee Chong Wei advances into main draw

    Tokyo: Unseeded Lee Chong Wei who launched bid for his unprecedented sixth Japan Open title got his campaign off to a winning start with two straight-sets victories on Tuesday.Lee Chong Wei will face tough test in the 2nd round against Lin Dan and potential quarter-finals clash with Chen Long at Japan Open. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei will face tough test in the 2nd round against Lin Dan and potential quarter-finals clash with Chen Long at Japan Open. (photo: Reuters)

  • Lin Dan eyeing a third gold medal at 2016 Rio Olympics

    Rio De Janeiro:In an exclusive interview with Rio2016.com published on Wednesday, Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan talked about his quest for a third--consecutive title at Rio Olympics.

    "I am training hard to prepare for Rio - the Olympics is our main focus now - but I don't want to think too much at this moment about what I might achieve there," Lin said.Lin Dan refuses to give up on winning his third straight Olympic gold.

    Lin Dan refuses to give up on winning his third straight Olympic gold.

  • Lin Dan putting celebrity lifestyle on hold to focus on badminton

    Beijing: 2015 has been a dismal year for Lin Dan, a.k.a the greatest men's singles player to ever played the sport of badminton. He began his 2015 campaign reaching the semifinals of All England, he lost to Tommy Sugiarto in the quarter-finals of India Open, lost to Chen Long in Malaysia Open final, was consecutively eliminated in the first round of Australian Open Superseries and Indonesia Open Superseries Premier, and lost to Jan Jorgensen in the quarter-finals of World Championships.Lin Dan looks cool in sunglasses which carry his name.

    Lin Dan looks cool in sunglasses which carry his name.

  • 2015 Japan Open: Lee Chong Wei gets a tough draw

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2015 Japan Open men’s singles draw was announced on August 18, and it has thrown up some curveballs for defending champion Lee Chong Wei.Lin Dan, Chen Long await Lee Chong Wei at Japan Open.(photo: Reuters)

    Lin Dan, Chen Long await Lee Chong Wei at Japan Open.(photo: Reuters)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade join Yonex the Legends' Vision in Jakarta

    Jakarta: Three of badminton's great legends Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat, Peter Gade gathered in Jakarta on Monday for the second event of the Legends’ Global Tour, helping to raise awareness for the sport of badminton across the globe.

    "While badminton has been a popular sport many Asian and European countries, I hope the sport can become popular in virtually every corner of the world," said the 2004 Olympic Games gold-medalist Taufik Hidayat.Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat, and Peter Gade (from left) are pleased and proud to announce the launch of Yonex the Legends' Vision in Jakarta. (photo: Vitalis Yogi Trisna)

    Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat, and Peter Gade (from left) are pleased and proud to announce the launch of Yonex the Legends' Vision in Jakarta. (photo: Vitalis Yogi Trisna)

  • Lee Chong Wei & Chen Long progress, Lin Dan crashes out at World Championships

    Jakarta: One day after the tough challenge from Wang Zhengming on his World Championships campaign, Lee Chong Wei surged into the semi-finals in Jakarta on Friday after brushing aside Hu Yun of Hong Kong 21-12, 21-18 in the men's singles quarter-finals that lasted 35 minutes. Lee will face Jan O Jorgensen in the semi-finals.Lee Chong Wei should continue to stay focused, and to take one game at a time. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei should continue to stay focused, and to take one game at a time. (photo: Reuters)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Chen Long advance into World Championships quarters

    Jakarta: Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei came into Thursday afternoon's men's singles third round at the World Championships on a 13-match win streak against his opponent, No. 8 seed Wang Zhengming of China. In the end it was Lee who extended his streak over Wang to 14 matches, beating the Chinese 21-17, 21-19 to advance to the quarter-finals, where he will play Hu Yun who defeated No. 3 seed Kidambi Srikanth in the men's singles third round on Thursday.Lee Chong Wei is on course for his maiden world title win. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei is on course for his maiden world title win. (photo: Reuters)

  • Chen Long set to defend world title

    Jakarta: Defending champion Chen Long heads into next week's badminton world championships in Indonesia as firm favourite, but faces a challenge from a gutsy Datuk Lee Chong Wei who has come back strong after a recent doping ban.

    Chen, 26, is in superb form having swept four titles this year and enters the Jakarta tournament a convincing top seed, with Danish star Jan O Jorgensen a distant second.Chen Long enters this year's world championships as the favorite.

    Chen Long enters this year's world championships as the favorite.

  • Lee Chong Wei heads to Jakarta with boosted confidence

    Kuala Lumpur:  With four days to go before the start of the 2015 Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships, the badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei is feeling confident heading into Jakarta, Indonesia.

    "Unlike past years, this year is very different for me, because I am not seeded in the tournament. There is no pressure on me, and I am looking forward to great matches at the world meet," said Chong Wei.Malaysia's world championships team pose for a team photo at the Kuala Lumpur airport as they leave for Jakarta. (photo: Bernama)

    Malaysia's world championships team pose for a team photo at the Kuala Lumpur airport as they leave for Jakarta. (photo: Bernama)

  • Lin Dan still going strong, Yu Xiaohan/Ou Dongni dropped from China World Championships team

    Chengdu: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan's recent form has been a bust as he only won the Asia Championships but fell short in other six tournaments he has participated this year.Lin Dan shows he is ready for World Championships by defeating Chen Long at training camp.

    Lin Dan shows he is ready for World Championships by defeating Chen Long at training camp.

  • Lee Chong Wei is back to compete in the Superseries

    Kuala Lumpur: After a one year absence from the Superseries, Lee Chong Wei will be participating in the Japan Open Superseries in Tokyo from Sept 8-13.

    The previous Superseries he played was at the Indonesian Superseries in June last year, where he lost in a three-set thriller to Kenichi Tago of Japan in the semi-finals with 16-21, 21-15, 16-21 at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta.The King of Superseries, Lee Chong Wei can finally play in the Superseries.

    The King of Superseries, Lee Chong Wei can finally play in the Superseries.

  • China coach Li Yongbo plays down expectations at World Championships

    Beijing: The head coach of Chinese National Badminton Team, Li Yongbo has attempted to take the pressure off his players ahead of the World Championships, saying the Chinese badminton team does not set any hard targets at the World Championships that will be held in Jakarta from August 10 - August 16. It would not surprise him if some of the young Chinese players who will play their first ever World Championships could end up as world champions.Lin Dan has joined in training with the Chinese national team to prepare for the World Championships.

    Lin Dan has joined in training with the Chinese national team to prepare for the World Championships.

  • 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)

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