2. Jan, 2018

Indonesia’s World No. 1 men’s doubles pair Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon received a boost ahead of the 2017 World Superseries Finals after they were awarded “Male Player of the Year” from Badminton World Federation (BWF) at the BWF World Super Series Finals 2017.

Sukamuljo/Gideon attracted the most vote from the BWF Awards Commission ahead of three other nominees – Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen, India’s Kidambi Srikanth and China’s Zheng Siwei.

The Indonesian pair has enjoyed a successful year with six Superseries titles – All England, India Open, Malaysia Open, Japan Open, China Open, Hong Kong Open – as well as a runners-up at Korea Open and Denmark Open.

19. Dec, 2017

The world No. 2 Chong Wei went down fighting to defending champion and world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen in a gripping 84-minute men’s singles final at the Hamdan Sports Complex in United Arab Emirates on Sunday.
The 35-year-old Chong Wei almost had Axelsen in the second game when he won five points in a row to level the score at 19-19 but it was the Dane who pulled through to force the deuce.
In the decider, the fired-up 23-year-old Axelsen pulled off all the right moves to hang on for a deserving win 19-21, 21-19, 21-15.

19. Dec, 2017

China did have reason to celebrate elsewhere as Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen kept their Mixed Doubles kingdom intact, by retaining the title they won last season in Dubai.21-15, 22-20.

19. Dec, 2017

In the all-Japan Women’s Doubles finale, Shiho Tanaka/Koharu Yonemoto justified their top seeding by efficiently beating Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota: 21-16 21-15.