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Sudirman: China breeze past India into semis

India were handed a drubbing by top seeds China in the quarterfinals of the Sudirman Cup – the result was expected, but the one positive was that Saina Nehwal recorded her first win over world No.3 Wang Xin. The Chinese won 3-1 and progressed into the semifinals. Meanwhile, in another quarterfinal, Korea clinched a nerve-wracking win over Malaysia; the tie going into the final rubber, where Eun Ha Jung/ Kim Min Jung overcame a first set loss to beat Wong Pei Ty/ Chin Ei Hui 19-21 21-16 21-10. Continue reading

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Porntip delights in India Open win

New Delhi: The inaugural India Open Superseries could not have asked for better ambassadors to emerge champions at the end of the week. Lee Chong Wei, the world’s best player, and the young-and-coming Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand walked away with the singles crowns on a memorable final day. Japan took two gold (men’s and women’s doubles), while Indonesia won the mixed doubles. Continue reading

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Chong Wei slays his demons

Lee Chong Wei successfully defended his All-England Open men’s singles title when he beat his greatest rival, Lin Dan, the Olympic champion from China, 21-17, 21-1 in Sunday’s final.
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Saina crashes out in quarters; Lin-LCW clash in final

Birmingham: Indian hope Saina Nehwal faltered in the quarterfinals of the All England Open badminton championships to a Japanese player who had to keep away thoughts of the devastating tsunami at home. The fifth-seeded Saina, who was expected to win at the event given the absence of some top Chinese players, lost 21-11, 22-20 to Japanese rival Eriko Hirose late on Friday. Continue reading

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Chong Wei falls short yet again

Seoul (Korea): Three-time world champion Lin Dan’s stranglehold over the men’s game in badminton continued with a win over world No.1 Lee Chong Wei in the final of the Korea Open Premier Super Series on Sunday. Chong Wei, who just last week had won his homeMalaysia Open for the seventh time, forced the match into three games but could not get past his nemesis, falling 21-19 14-21 21-16 in an hour and 14 minutes. Continue reading

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Golden opportunity for Lin Dan

Lin Dan is at the strangest moment of his badminton career. Never before has he faced the questions that confront him now. The Badminton Asia Championships (ABC) is an event he has never considered seriously before; but it is an event he needs to win now. Continue reading

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Peter Gade: ‘It still hurts when I lose’

Peter Gade talks to Dev S Sukumar about the evolution of badminton, and his own decade-long career Continue reading

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