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Indonesia’s Taufik Hidayat: Badminton lacks future ‘star’ player

Indonesia’s Taufik Hidayat: Badminton lacks future ‘star’ player

March 4, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, March 4 ― A stark warning about the future direction of the men's game was issued yesterday by two of badminton's recent greats on the eve of the All-England Championships. As the world's best prepared for this season's first Premier Superseries, with China seeded to win four of the five titles, Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat, the 2004 Olympic champion, said the game was “only about Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan at the moment.” That long-lasting rivalry, however, will not... Read more

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(From left) Borussia Dortmund’s Ciro Immobile, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Sven Bender, Vasquez Ramos, Ilkay Guendogan and Shinji Kagawa celebrate their victory against Dynamo Dresden following their German Cup (DFB Pokal) match in Dresden March 4, 2015. ― Reuters pic

(From left) Borussia Dortmund’s Ciro Immobile, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Sven Bender, Vasquez Ramos, Ilkay Guendogan and Shinji Kagawa celebrate their victory against Dynamo Dresden following their German Cup (DFB Pokal) match in Dresden March 4, 2015. ― Reuters pic Read More