• Lin Dan advances, Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei exit Swiss Open

    Basel: The men’s singles No. 1 seed Lin Dan of China is back in the Swiss Open semi-finals on Friday, the tournament he had won in 2004 and 2008.

    Lin was struggling to move fluently against Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia in the first set. The two-time Olympic champion had to rely on his experience to slowly claw his way back from 10-14 to surge ahead and took the first set 21-17. The second set was surprisingly one-sided with the Chinese star winning 21-14. Lin who also known as "Super Dan" will play another Indonesian player Anthony Sinisuka Ginting on Saturday.Lin Dan is on course to win his first international tournament of 2017 at Swiss Open. (photo: AFP)

    Lin Dan is on course to win his first international tournament of 2017 at Swiss Open. (photo: AFP)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying serve up sweet revenge against Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui at All-England

    Birmingham: It was another thrilling match, but it was a reversal of fortune for the Rio Olympic mixed doubles silver medalists Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia when they played with a majestic exhibition to beat Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui of China at All England on Thursday, avenging their 13-21, 21-18, 23-25 quarter-final defeat in last week's German Open.Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon celebrate after beating Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui in All England second round. (photo: AFP)

    Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon celebrate after beating Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui in All England second round. (photo: AFP)

  • Chou Tien Chen wins German Open

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: No. 6 seeds Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan who lost to two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the 2016 German Open final, lived up to his extravagant billing on Sunday, overcoming compatriot No. 14 seed Wang Tzu Wei to claim his first German Open title.Chou Tien Chen gets a good start in 2017 by winning the German Open. (photo:AP)

    Chou Tien Chen gets a good start in 2017 by winning the German Open. (photo:AP)

  • Chen Long advances, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying fizzle out at German Open

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: The second seed and Olympic champion Chen Long advanced to the semi-finals of the $120,000 German Open on Friday.Chen Long cruises into German Open semi-finals. (photo:AP)

    Chen Long cruises into German Open semi-finals. (photo:AP)

  • Tommy Sugiarto & Busanan Ongbamrungphan win Thailand Masters

    Bangkok: Men's singles No. 3 seed Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia was in a class of his own when he needed only 40 minutes to beat local shuttler Kantaphon Wangcharoen  21-17 and 21-11 to claim the Thailand Masters title on Sunday.Tommy Sugiarto poses for a trophy photo with runner-up Kantaphon Wangcharoen at 2017 Thailand Open. (photo: AP)

    Tommy Sugiarto poses for a trophy photo with runner-up Kantaphon Wangcharoen at 2017 Thailand Open. (photo: AP)

  • Zhao Jun Peng shocks Chou Tien Chen to win Macau Open

    Macau: China's World No. 125 Zhao Jun Peng came into Sunday's Macau Open final full of confidence, unleashing aggressive attacks against the struggling World No. 8 Chou Tien Chen to quickly clinch the opening set 21-11.Zhao Jun Peng celebrates after winning the 2016 Macau Open.

    Zhao Jun Peng celebrates after winning the 2016 Macau Open.

  • Chen Long to play Jan Jorgensen in the China Open final

    Beijing: Men's singles No. 2 seeds and reigning Olympic champion Chen Long from China battled back from a set down to beat fierce rival No. 3 seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 21-18, 9-21, 21-14 to book his place in the final of the China Open on Saturday.Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

    Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

  • Iskandar Zainuddin beats Qiao Bin to reach China Open semis

    Fuzhou: Revenge proved sweet for Malaysia's World No. 33 men's singles player Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin as he battled past reigning Korean Open champion Qiao Bin with a 21-19, 21-7 victory over the Chinese in Friday's China Open quarter-finals.Iskandar Zainuddin celebrates after his quarter-finals victory at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

    Iskandar Zainuddin celebrates after his quarter-finals victory at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

  • Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying take revenge on top seeds to make NZ Open final

    Auckland: An inspired Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying fought back from a set down to defeat the World No. 4 Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na of Korea 21-19, 10-21, 24-22 in 68 minutes and progressed through to the mixed doubles final of the New Zealand Open badminton championships on Saturday.

    The victory also helped Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying gained revenge against the Korean duo after their two consecutive defeats to the Koreans with the latest came at the first round of All-England two weeks ago. Chan/Goh will play Zheng Siwei/Li Yinhui of China for the mixed doubles title on Sunday.Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying lost to Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen at the 2016 Thailand Masters final, therefore, they should not take Zheng Siwei/Li Yinhui lightly in the New Zealand Open final. (photo: NZ Open)

    Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying lost to Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen at the 2016 Thailand Masters final, therefore, they should not take Zheng Siwei/Li Yinhui lightly in the New Zealand Open final. (photo: NZ Open)

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong and Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing falter in Malaysia Masters finals

    Georgetown: After a steady first set against their Indonesian counterparts - Gideon Markus Fernaldi-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, Malaysia's professional men's doubles pair - Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong let their Malaysia Masters title slipped away by losing to the Indonesians 21-18, 13-21, 18-21 in a 3 set thriller.Tan Kian Meng, Lai Pei Jing, Li Yinhui, Zheng Siwei (from left) pose for pictures at the awards ceremony. (photo: Bernama)

    Tan Kian Meng, Lai Pei Jing, Li Yinhui, Zheng Siwei (from left) pose for pictures at the awards ceremony. (photo: Bernama)

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing in Malaysia GPG finals

    Georgetown: An inspired Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong pair continued to fire on all cylinders in the quest for their first title of the year, as they shown what they have in store, bouncing back from one set deficit to topple No.1 seeds Kim Gi Jung/Kim Sa Rang of Korea 15-21, 21-18, 21-16 in the Malaysia Masters men's doubles semi-finals on Saturday.Let's go, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong! (photo: Bernama)

    Let's go, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong! (photo: Bernama)

  • 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)

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