• Lee Zii Jia, Soniia Cheah progress to Thailand Masters quarters

    Bangkok: World junior bronze medalist Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia pulled off an upset against ninth seed Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia in the 3rd round of Thailand Masters, outlasting the Indonesian 21-19, 21-14 in 44 minutes.Soniia Cheah is some of the best young women's singles players in Malaysia. (photo: AP)

    Soniia Cheah is some of the best young women's singles players in Malaysia. (photo: AP)

  • Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong advance to Thailand Masters 2nd round

    Bangkok: Indonesia's men's doubles legend Hendra Setiawan and his new partner Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia won their first match at the Thailand Masters Grand Prix Gold in straight sets 21-16, 21-17 against Altof Barriq/Reinard Dhanriano of Indonesia on Wednesday.Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong need to be more proactive in order to remain competitive with other men's doubles pair. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

    Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong need to be more proactive in order to remain competitive with other men's doubles pair. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

  • Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong ready for the Thailand Masters

    Kuala Lumpur: Indonesian men's doubles legend Hendra Setiawan who clinched the Thailand Masters Grand Prix Gold men's doubles title in Bangkok with Mohammad Ahsan last year, is looking to defend the men's doubles title this year with a different partner - Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia.Tan Boon Heong (left)/Hendra Setiawan (right) are going to face tough tests at 2017 Thailand Masters. (photo: Hendra Fans)

    Tan Boon Heong (left)/Hendra Setiawan (right) are going to face tough tests at 2017 Thailand Masters. (photo: Hendra Fans)

  • Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido reunite, Lee Chong Wei to join 2017 Djarum Indonesia Super League

    Jakarta: Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido who had won the 2008 Olympic gold medal, the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games and the 2007 World Championships together, but had ended their 13 years partnership in August of 2012, will soon be playing together again.Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido (left) talk to the media.

    Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido (left) talk to the media.

  • Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen beat Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong to reach Syed Modi semis (video)

    Lucknow: The No. 1 men's doubles pair in the tournament Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen was handed a particularly interesting quarter final at the Syed Modi International Grand Prix badminton championships in Lucknow on Friday. The Danish pair eventually notched up a victory against the No. 5 seeds Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong of Indonesia and Malaysia.Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen beat Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong at 2017 Syed Modi.

    Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen beat Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong at 2017 Syed Modi.

  • Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong to meet Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen at Syed Modi quarters

    Lucknow: The Indonesia/Malaysia combo of Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong have advanced to the quarter-finals of Syed Modi India Open Grand Prix Gold with a victory over Francis Alwin / Tarun Kona of India 21-11, 21-15 on Thursday.It's going to be interesting to see how Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong fare against Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

    It's going to be interesting to see how Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong fare against Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

  • Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong ease through Syed Modi International opener

    Lucknow: The Indonesian/Malaysian men's doubles pair of Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong made a strong start Wednesday in their quest for the 2017 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships title, prevailed against Munawar Mohammed/Vishnura Rajendran of India 21-11, 21-9 in just 16 minutes.Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong look good in their debut at 2017 Syed Modi International. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

    Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong look good in their debut at 2017 Syed Modi International. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

  • Tan Boon Heong/Hendra Setiawan ready to make debut at Syed Modi International

    Jakarta: Former World No. 1 men's doubles shuttler Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia is ready to debut his new men's doubles partnership with Indonesia's legendary men's doubles player Hendra Setiawan at the 2017 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships that will be held in Lucknow, India from Jan 24th to Jan 29th.Hendra Setiawan and Tan Boon Heong pose for a photo together after their training in Jakarta. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

    Hendra Setiawan and Tan Boon Heong pose for a photo together after their training in Jakarta. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

  • Tan Boon Heong to team up with Hendra Setiawan in men’s doubles

    Kuala Lumpur: With the former World No. 1 men's doubles Koo Kien Keat/ Tan Boon Heong a.k.a "Diamond pair" of Malaysia winding down their 10 years partnership, Tan Boon Heong is starting a new chapter of his badminton career by teaming up with his rival, good friend and the 2008 Olympic gold medalist Hendra Setiawan beginning of 2017.Looking forward to some good men's doubles badminton from Tan Boon Heong/Hendra Setiawan. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

    Looking forward to some good men's doubles badminton from Tan Boon Heong/Hendra Setiawan. (photo: Tan Boon Heong's Facebook)

  • Korea Open: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying in semis

    Seoul: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia have moved into the Korea Open semi-finals after the Rio Olympics silver medalists seeing off No. 2 seeds Chai Biao/Hong Wei of China 21-18, 21-13 in 32 minutes.Wish Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying best of luck in the Korea Open semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

    Wish Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying best of luck in the Korea Open semi-finals. (photo: AFP)

  • Lee Chong Wei and Jan Jorgensen reach Japan Open final

    Tokyo: Malaysian World No. 1 badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei scorched into his eighth Japan Open final as he produced a great match to beat 15th ranked Marc Zwiebler of Germany in the semi-final of the Yonex Open Japan on Saturday.Lee Chong Wei to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 Japan Open final. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 Japan Open final. (photo: AP)

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong knocked out of Japan Open

    Tokyo: Olympic men's doubles silver medalists Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were out of the Japan Open after losing to youngsters from China Huang Kaixiang/Wang Yilyu 23-21, 21-12 in 36 minutes on Thursday.09 23 2016 badminton news goh v shem Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are out of the 2016 Japan Open. (photo: AFP)wee kiong

    09 23 2016 badminton news goh v shem Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are out of the 2016 Japan Open. (photo: AFP)wee kiong

  • Hendra Setiawan / Mohammad Ahsan the only Indonesian men's doubles at Japan Superseries

    Jakarta: The Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) has confirmed that Hendra Setiawan / Mohammad Ahsan would be the sole Indonesian men's doubles pair to participate at the Japan Open Superseries.Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan are one of the formidable men's doubles pairs in the world.

    Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan are one of the formidable men's doubles pairs in the world.

  • Goodbye brother! Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan are splitting up

    Jakarta: After losing to Endo Hiroyuki/Hayakawa Kenichi of Japan and Chai Biao/Hong Wei of China in the group stage of Rio Olympics, we knew this was coming, but didn't expect that moment would happened so soon.Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan, we are going to miss you guys so much. (photo: AFP)

    Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan, we are going to miss you guys so much. (photo: AFP)

  • Rio: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong in quarters, Ahsan/Setiawan eliminated

    Rio de Janeiro: Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong highlighted their potential to become a medal contributor to Malaysia in the 2016 Olympics when they stunned World No. 4 Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan of China to top Group B.Rio: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong through, Ahsan/Setiawan eliminated

    Rio: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong through, Ahsan/Setiawan eliminated

  • Indonesia targets 2 golds at Rio Olympics

    Jakarta: Despite all the obstacles ahead of them, Achmad Budiharto, Deputy Secretary General of The Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) believed Indonesian shuttlers could overcome challenges in Rio to bring home two gold medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - one from Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan in men's doubles, and another one is from Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir in mixed doubles.Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan are one of Indonesia's hope of winning an Olympic gold medal in Rio. (photo: AFP)

    Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan are one of Indonesia's hope of winning an Olympic gold medal in Rio. (photo: AFP)

  • Hendra Setiawan eyeing a second gold medal at 2016 Rio Olympics

    Jakarta: Hendra Setiawan who partnered Markis Kido to win men's doubles gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic, is now aiming for his second men's doubles Olympic gold but this time he will be partnering with Mohammad Ahsan.Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan won the men's doubles title at 2015 Total BWF World Championship (photo: Getty Images)

    Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan won the men's doubles title at 2015 Total BWF World Championship (photo: Getty Images)

  • Chen Long, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong reach Australian Open quarters

    Sydney: Men's singles No. 1 seed Chen Long of China cruised through to the quarter-finals at the Australian Open Super Series as the World No. 2 men’s singles player wasted little time in dismissing Malaysia's former World junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli 21-17, 21-12 in 48 minutes on Thursday.Chen Long has yet to win a single title in 2016. (photo: GettyImages)

    Chen Long has yet to win a single title in 2016. (photo: GettyImages)

  • PBSI turn focus to Olympics after Thomas-Uber disappointments

    Jakarta: After emerging as the runners-up in Thomas Cup Finals, and losing to Korea in the Uber Cup quarter-finals, the Indonesia Badminton Association (PBSI) said their men's and women's team have set their sights on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Indonesian players practice to prepare for next week's Indonesia open. (photo: PBSI)

    Indonesian players practice to prepare for next week's Indonesia open. (photo: PBSI)

  • Denmark stun Indonesia 3-2 to complete Thomas Cup fairy tale

    Kunshan: Denmark's shuttlers had just made history on Sunday afternoon by beating 13-time Thomas Cup champions Indonesia in the 2016 Thomas Cup final. The homeland of Hans Christian Andersen, that famed writer of fairy tales, was living one of shuttlers’ great giant-slaying stories but for World No.13 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, the moment of triumph brought him an unforgettable sensation.Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (C) of Denmark holds the Thomas Cup trophy between his teammates during the awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

    Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (C) of Denmark holds the Thomas Cup trophy between his teammates during the awards ceremony. (photo: AFP)

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