Lee Chong Wei

  • Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth rises to World No.16 17-04-2014 11:54 PM

    Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth made a remarkable leap of nine places in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings released on Thursday. Backed by his semifinal appearance at the recently concluded Singapore Open Super Series, where he lost to World No.1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, the Hyderabadi...
  • Srikanth goes down fighting to Lee Chong Wei in Singapore Open semis 12-04-2014 05:18 PM

    Singapore: India's rising shuttler Kidambi Srikanth went down in the men's singles semi-finals but not before giving a tough fight to Malaysian World No.1 Lee Chong Wei at the $300,000 Singapore Open Super Series here on Saturday. Despite putting up a strong showing against the top seed, the World No.25...
  • Singapore Open semi-final: as it happened 12-04-2014 02:57 PM

    Indian shuttler and world number 25 faces top seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in the Singapore Open badminton semi-finals. Srikanth got the better of world number 14 Hun Yu of Hong Kong 17-21, 21-14, 21-19 in a marathon quarter-final. Srikkanth battled for an hour and three minutes, to set...
  • Lee Chong Wei to play on until 2016 Rio Olympics 08-04-2014 11:53 AM

    Malaysia's world number one badminton player Lee Chong Wei has ruled out retirement and decided to carry on for two more years until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 31-year-old had hinted at retirement earlier this year after winning his 10th Malaysia Open title in Kuala Lumpur,...
  • Lee Chong Wei, Shixian Wang win India Open badminton titles 06-04-2014 09:13 PM

    New Delhi: Defending champion Lee Chong Wei produced one of his finest performances to retain the men's singles title with a straight-game victory over familiar foe Chen Long of China in the finals of the USD 250,000 Yonex Sunrise Metlife India Super Series on Sunday. In an all-Chinese women's singles...
  • Lee Chong Wei to meet old foe Chen Long in India Open final 05-04-2014 08:28 PM

    New Delhi: World number one Lee Chong Wei on Saturday set up a summit clash with familiar foe China's Chen Long for the third time in the season, after both registered contrasting wins in the men's singles semi-finals of the USD 250,000 India Super Series here. Defending champion, Lee notched...
  • Rio to be my last Olympics but Asian Games, CWG on mind now: Lee Chong Wei 04-04-2014 09:11 PM

    New Delhi: Two-time Olympic silver medallist, Lee Chong Wei on Friday said he will make a last-ditch attempt to win the elusive Olympic gold at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 but his priority this season remains winning titles at Commonwealth and Asian Games. Lee, who turns 32 in...
  • Top shuttlers could miss part of Indian Badminton League 02-04-2014 08:03 PM

    New Delhi: Top shuttlers including Lee Chong Wei, Saina Nehwal or P.V. Sindhu could miss part of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) which is coinciding with the $600,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier to be held in Odense. The Badminton Association of India (BAI) announced on Monday that the second...
  • World No.1 Lee Chong Wei regains All England Open title 10-03-2014 12:07 AM

    Birmingham: Malaysian World No.1 Lee Chong Wei and Chinese World No.3 Shixian Wang clinched the men's and women's singles titles, respectively, at the $400,000 All England Open Badminton Championships at the National Indoor Arena on Sunday. Top seed Lee took sweet revenge of his last year's loss in the final...
  • World No 1 shuttler Lee Chong Wei hints at retirement 20-01-2014 02:51 PM

    Badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei hinted that retirement was on the horizon after the emotional Malaysian sealed his 10th national championship in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. Lee, 31, was in tears after his 21-19 21-9 victory over Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto, saying this would be his last Malaysian Open....
  • Lee Chong Wei, Li Xuerui win BWF World Superseries finals 15-12-2013 05:45 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: World No.1 singles Lee Chong Wei and Li Xuerui were crowned at the BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Superseries Finals in the men's and women's categories after their comprehensive victories on Sunday. Lee delivered a quick defeat to Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto 21-10, 21-12, winning his seventh Superseries title...
  • I have never seen a cricket match: Lee Chong Wei 21-08-2013 12:41 PM

    Mumbai: World number one Lee Chong Wei, who interacted with senior India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar after his singles match in the Indian badminton League, said he has never seen a cricket match in his life and wants to witness the game one day. "I just spoke to him (Tendulkar) socially....
  • World No 1 Lee Chong Wei ready for IBL debut 20-08-2013 10:39 PM

    With a fit-again Lee Chong Wei available to play, Mumbai Masters will have the edge when they take on Delhi Smashers in their Indian Badminton League clash. ...
  • Indian Badminton League: Mumbai take 2-0 lead over Delhi 20-08-2013 09:51 PM

    Mumbai: World number one Lee Chong Wei lived up to his reputation by easing his way past Malaysian compatriot Daren Liew on his Indian Badminton League debut before All England women's champion Tine Baun followed suit to provide a flying 2-0 start to Mumbai Masters against Krishh Delhi Smashers in...
  • Indian Badminton League better than China League, says Lee Chong Wei 19-08-2013 09:12 PM

    Mumbai: Lee Chong Wei is yet to hit his first shuttle in the Indian Badminton League (IBL) but the world number one has already proclaimed that the ongoing event is better than the prestigious and hugely competitive China League. "I have played twice in the China League. This is the...
  • Lee Chong Wei to miss Mumbai Masters' first IBL tie 15-08-2013 02:04 PM

    New Delhi: World No. 1 and Mumbai Masters' icon player Lee Chong Wei has again delayed his travel plans and will miss his first Indian Badminton League (IBL) tie against the Banga Beats here on Thursday. The Malaysian, who skipped the opening ceremony of the IBL here on Wednesday, was...
  • Lee Chong Wei vows to bounce back from Worlds' defeat 13-08-2013 02:48 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's top shuttler Lee Chong Wei has vowed to bounce back from his defeat to Chinese star Lin Dan in the World Badminton Championship final. The World No. 1 retired due to leg cramps during the final in Guangzhou Sunday against his arch rival Lin Dan, who won...
  • Lin Dan defends World Badminton title at Guangzhou 11-08-2013 06:59 PM

    Guangzhou: China's Lin Dan defended his men's singles title after Malaysian World No.1 Lee Chong Wei retired in the final of the World Badminton Championships at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium here Sunday. The top seed retired with muscle cramps when Lin Dan was leading at match point 16-21, 21-13, 20-17....
  • Lee Chong Wei's coach appointed chief coach of Mumbai Masters 11-08-2013 05:49 PM

    New Delhi: World number one men's shuttler Lee Chong Wei's coach Tey Seu Bock of Malaysia was Sunday appointed chief coach of Mumbai Masters for the inaugural Vodafone Indian Badminton League. Former Indian women national champion Aparna Popat will be the team advisor of the Mumbai side. Tey Seu Bock,...
  • Will be thrilling to watch Lee Chong Wei in action: Gavaskar 26-07-2013 04:50 PM

    New Delhi: Batting legend and Mumbai Masters' owner Sunil Gavaskar on Friday said it would be thrilling to watch his team's icon and World No.1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in action at the Indian Badminton League (IBL) to be held August 14-31. "I am absolutely delighted that Mumbai Masters...
  • Indian Players emerge the biggest gainers from the IBL auction 23-07-2013 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: World number one Lee Chong Wei may have attracted the highest bid but the Indian players emerged as the biggest gainers as they earned a whopping USD 8,61,000 among themselves in the much-awaited Players' auction of the Indian Badminton League (IBL). The total amount spent on the Indian...
  • Indian Badminton League auctions: New dawn for Indian badminton 22-07-2013 08:08 PM

    Indian badminton has entered a brand new era with the player auction for the first edition of the Indian Badminton League taking place on Monday. Saina Nehwal will be playing for the franchise from her home city of Hyderabad while world number one Lee Chong Wei was the most expensive...
  • IBL auction: which player went where and for how much 22-07-2013 04:31 PM

    The players' auction of the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) was held in New Delhi on Monday. While most top Indian players - including Saina Nehwal - got the big bucks, some of the international players too were sold for good amount to the six franchises. Here is the list...
  • Saina Nehwal sold for 120,00 USD to Hyderabad at IBL auctions 22-07-2013 02:18 PM

    Saina was sold to Hyderabad Hotshots for USD 120,000 as world number one Lee Chong went to Mumbai Masters for USD 135,000 in the inaugural Indian Badminton League's players auction. ...
  • Saina, Chong Wei top draws at IBL auction 21-07-2013 10:24 PM

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P Kashyap along with international star such as world number one Lee Chong Wei will be up for grabs when the much-awaited players' auction of the USD one million Indian Badminton League is held on Monday. Six franchises from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore,...
  • Saina Nehwal, Lee Chong Wei get top base price for IBL auction 20-07-2013 08:12 PM

    New Delhi: India's women's badminton ace Saina Nehwal and World No.1 men's shuttler Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia have been given the top base price of $50,000 for the upcoming Indian Badminton League (IBL) players auction to be held here on Monday. Along with Saina and Lee, four Indian shuttlers...
  • Lee Chong Wei excited to be a part of IBL 20-07-2013 06:21 PM

    New Delhi: The biggest star in the upcoming Indian Badminton League, world number one Lee Chong Wei on Saturday said he is excited about exploring the different cities during the inaugural edition of the USD one million event commencing on August 14. The two-time Olympic silver medallist said he was...
  • Lee Chong Wei wins 5th Indonesia Open 16-06-2013 02:59 PM

    Jakarta: Malaysia's top seed Lee Chong Wei won the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier men's singles title for the fifth time, beating German Marc Zwiebler 21-15, 21-14 here Sunday. Unseeded Zwiebler was no match to Lee, who had won the tournament in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011, as the 30-year-old...
  • Champion Chong Wei thanks Indian fans for support 28-04-2013 09:37 PM

    New Delhi: Elated after winning his second India Open Super Series title, Lee Chong Wei on Sunday said it was a tough match against Kenichi Tago of Japan in the men's singles final but he was happy to have received the support of his Indian fans. Chong Wei, who won...
  • Lee Chong Wei bags men's singles title at India Open 28-04-2013 08:16 PM

    New Delhi: World number one Lee Chong Wei faced a stiff challenge but in the end stamped his class to prevail over Kenichi Tago of Japan and claim the men's singles title at India Open Super Series badminton tournament on Sunday. Chong Wei took an hour and three minutes to...