2015 Japan Open Lin Dan

Lin Dan & Nozomi Okuhara Win Singles Championships As 2015 Japan Open Comes to an End

 September 13, 2015   R K Gupta

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Chinese superstar Lin Dan and Japanese Nozomi Okuhara emerged as singles champions as curtain came down on the BWF world Super-Series tournament, the 2015 Yonex Open Japan on Sunday. The two men and women’s singles champions were joined by Korea’s Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong, China’s Zhao Yunlei/Zhong Qianxin and Denmark’s Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen, […]

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In 2015 Japan Open Final China’s Lin Dan Plays Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen with Women’s Singles To Be an All-Japanese Affair Between Okuhara and Yamaguchi

 September 13, 2015   R K Gupta

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It is Lin Dan versus Viktor Axelsen in men’s singles final in Tokyo on Sunday. In Saturday’s first men’s singles semifinal, China’s no.5 seed Lin Dan fended off Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto in two games to prove his long-held superiority. In the other semifinal, Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen also took two sets in beating Taiwan’s Chou Tien […]

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Kashyap’s Loss Ends India’s Challenge Marin Xuerui Also Lose on Friday at 2015 Japan Open

 September 12, 2015   R K Gupta

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Parupalli Kashyap of India has bowed out of the 2015 Yonex Open Japan. He was the last Indian left in the tournament and with his tame loss against Taiwan’s Chou Tien Chen, India’s challenge has ended. The Japan Super-series tournament has literally become the graveyard of seeded players. After Chen Long, Saina Nehwal, Ratchanok Intanon […]

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Saina Srikanth Crash Out on a Day of Huge Upsets at 2015 Yonex Open Japan

 September 10, 2015   R K Gupta

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Saina Nehwal lost her way in the second round of the ongoing Japan Open badminton tournament. The Indian ace was done in by PV Sindhu’s conqueror and unseeded Japanese Minatsu Mitani in less than 40 minutes. Also crashing out was Kidambi Srikanth, who lost to compatriot Parupalli Kashyap. With HS Prannoy also losing to Korea’s […]

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Curious Case of Chong Wei Needing to Qualify for BWF Super-Series Yonex Japan Open

 September 8, 2015   R K Gupta

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For someone, who has won the Yonex Japan Open tournament 5 times, it doesn’t sound fit when it is announced that the player would need to come through qualification matches. But Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei cannot help it. The long doping ban kept him away from competitive badminton for too long, resulting in the former […]

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Lee Chong Wei wins Yonex Japan Open as Korean Lee Yong-Dae returns to badminton courts

 June 21, 2014   R K Gupta

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On June 15, 2014, the Yonex Open Japan came to an end with some good news to the badminton fans around the world. In January this year, Olympic badminton gold medalist Lee Yong-Dae and fellow-South Korean Kim Ki-jung were banned from playing for a year on a dope-related offence. The Malaysia based Badminton World Federation […]

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