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Axelsen is the new world No. 1 as Chong Wei remains at No. 7

Saturday, 30 September 2017 :  Viktor Axelsen of Denmark has become the world No. 1 men’s singles shuttler for the first time. The 23-year-old Axelsen has moved up one rung to the top spot in the ranking list released by Badminton World Federation (BWF) yesterday. His rise to the top spot comes in the wake of his remarkable performances since winning the world title for the first time in Glasgow, Scotland, last month. The Dane followed it up by winning the Japan Open on Sunday. Lee Chong Wei (men’s singles) and Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing (mixed doubles) are the only Malaysians in the top 10 of the world ranking. The 34-year-old Chong Wei stayed as world No. 7 after reaching the final of the Japan Open on Sunday. Kian Meng-Pei Jing dropped one rung to No. 10 in the world. Rio Olympic silver medallists Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kion

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Badminton Japan Open Goes to Viktor Axelsen

Monday, 25 September 2017 :  Lee Chong Wei’s wish to be a champion in his 100th career final did not materialise when he was dethroned at the Japan Open. The 34-year-old Malaysian went down 14-21, 21-19, 14-21 to reigning world champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in a 75-minute men’s singles clash in Tokyo. The 23-year-old Dane started off in a ruthless fashion as he raced to an 8-1 lead. Axelsen used his 1.93m height to smash down winners at every opportunity. Chong Wei’s misery could have ended in straight games if not for two mistakes by the Dane at 19-19 in the second game. Axelsen made a rare error of smashing into the net and then uncharacteristically sending the shuttle way past the baseline. But six-time Japan Open winner Chong Wei only earned a brief reprieve. He tried to raise the game in the decider with his dece

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