The draw for the Asian Games badminton men`s singles Monday saw Chinese superstar Lin Dan and Malaysian number one Lee Chong Wei put on course for a semi-final clash.
It is not only the Indians who failed to make a mark at the Japan Open, Chinese shuttlers also found the going tough here as star players, Lin Dan and Chen Long, crashed out of the USD 250,000 Super Series tournament here on Friday.
World number one Lee Chong Wei turned on the style and even had time to attempt a trick shot as he sped into the Singapore Open semi-finals on Friday.
Having broken into the top 20 world ranking this year, Indian shuttler R M V Gurusaidutt says he`s happy to have achieved the goal he had set out for himself.
Banga Beats shuttler Hu Yun has equated the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) with the prestigious World Championships in terms of the competition level.
Denmark`s Jan Oe Joergensen beat Hu Yun of Hong Kong 21-12, 21-11 to retain the men`s singles title at the Copenhagen Masters badminton tournament here.
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