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Read all the latest news from top YONEX players like Lee Chong Wei, Ratchanok Intanon and Saina Nehwal. This is the only place to get the latest information from YONEX Badminton, including interviews and daily tournament updates during major events throughout the year. We'll also bring you breaking news on the latest product launches so you can stay ahead of the game - and ahead of your opponents.

  • Semifinals Day: Can Kenichi Tago Get Revenge Against Lee Chong Wei

    Semifinals Day: Can Kenichi Tago Get Revenge Against Lee Chong Wei

    Date
    13/06/2014

    Men’s Singles Lee Chong Wei (VTZF2, SHB01LTD)(MAS) VS Kenichi Tago (NR-ZSP)(JPN) Last year, upon making it to his first Yonex Open Japan final, Kenichi Tago shed tears of joy. However, with world No.1 Lee Chong Wei as his opponent, he was defeated 21-23 17-21, and thoroughly crushed.

  • Best Quarterfinal Matchups: Lee and Tago Give it Their All

    Best Quarterfinal Matchups: Lee and Tago Give it Their All

    Date
    12/06/2014

    Quarterfinal Matches to Keep an Eye On Hot off the Thomas and Uber Cups, Kenichi Tago, Ayaka Takahashi/Misaki Matsutomo aim for their first champion titles!

  • YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2014 Kicks Off in Tokyo

    YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2014 Kicks Off in Tokyo

    Date
    10/06/2014

    The Curtain Rises: Thomas Cup Hero Kento Momota Takes on European Champion Jan O Jorgensen; Defending Champion Akane Yamaguchi Takes on World No. 1 Li Xuerui Wednesday June 11th, marks day two of Yonex Open Japan, with the first rounds of all events getting under way. All the mighty shuttlers representing their respective countries will finally make their way to the arena.

  • Japan Make History to Win Their First Ever Thomas Cup Title

    Japan Make History to Win Their First Ever Thomas Cup Title

    Date
    25/05/2014

    After shocking the world by defeating reigning champion China in the semifinal, Japan was crowned with the Thomas Cup title for the first time in history. Japan won in a thrilling final against Malaysia, 3-2, making Japan only the fourth nation to ever win the Thomas Cup. The Japan women’s team also advanced to the final for the first time in 33 years, winning the silver medal. The host country India took home their first ever Uber Cup bronze medal.

  • Japan upset China, title holder and Thomas Cup champion since 2004!!

    Japan upset China, title holder and Thomas Cup champion since 2004!!

    Date
    23/05/2014

    Japan men's team defeated China in the semifinal of Thomas Cup on Friday, May 23rd.

  • India Secures First Ever Uber Cup Medal

    India Secures First Ever Uber Cup Medal

    Date
    23/05/2014

    Thursday, May 22nd marked the quarterfinals of the Thomas & Uber Cup. India made history, winning their first ever Uber Cup medal; Japan advanced to the semifinals in both the Thomas and Uber Cups; Malaysia defeated Denmark; and Indonesia stunned Korea in the Thomas Cup.

  • Japan & Men’s Malaysia Pass Round Robin as Top Group

    Japan & Men’s Malaysia Pass Round Robin as Top Group

    Date
    22/05/2014

    Malaysia faced off against Korea (runners-up in the last Thomas Cup in 2012) for the top position in Group C on Wednesday, May 21st. They defeated Korea in some tough matches by 3-2, and are set to play against Denmark in the quarterfinal today.

  • India Women’s Team Passes Round Robin as Top Group

    India Women’s Team Passes Round Robin as Top Group

    Date
    21/05/2014

    Host country India women’s team captured the top spot in the round robin, winning against Thailand on Tuesday, May 20th.

  • Ahsan & Setiawan Grasp Victory with the NANORAY 900

    Ahsan & Setiawan Grasp Victory with the NANORAY 900

    Date
    20/05/2014

    May 19th marked day two of the Thomas and Uber Cup in India. In men’s doubles, world No. 1 Mohammad Ahsan (SHB87LTD) and Hendra Setiawan (SHBF1NLTD) won their first match with their new NANORAY 900 racquets in hand, leading Indonesia forward. The team got off to a good start, winning 5-0 against Singapore.

  • Thomas & Uber Cup Kicks Off in New Delhi

    Thomas & Uber Cup Kicks Off in New Delhi

    Date
    19/05/2014

    The Thomas & Uber Cup world team championships kicked off yesterday on May 18th in New Delhi, India.

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