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Super Series

Career-best No 5 ranking a boost for Hu Yun ahead of Sudirman Cup

High flyer Hu Yun

The 31-year-old former mainlander has enjoyed the most successful stint of his career in the past year, reaching two Super Series semi-finals and the final of a third - the China Masters. His ranking surged from outside the world's top 20 a year ago to fifth in the latest listing after securing a semi-final berth in the Swiss Open last month.

Wednesday, 3 April, 2013, 5:21am

Sport Digest, January 20, 2013

Justin Rose tees off at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Photo: Reuters

Public choose favourite Hong Kong sports stars

20 Jan 2013 - 4:45am

Short Sport, January 17, 2013

A new tournament in China is among the highlights of the 28-event LPGA 2013 schedule announced this week. 

17 Jan 2013 - 2:27am

Hong Kong Open keeps Super Series status

The Hong Kong Open is one of the most popular Super Series events among the players.

The Hong Kong Open will retain its status as a Super Series event for another four years, the World Badminton Federation (WBF) has confirmed.

5 Dec 2012 - 4:07am

Hong Kong confident of keeping Super Series badminton status

Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia is a picture of concentration during his first-round victory over Thai Boonsak Ponsana. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The city's badminton officials are confident the Hong Kong Open will remain part of the Super Series, despite fierce competition from other venues to join the world's premier tour.

The World Badminton Federation will decide the 12 hosts for 2014-17 at its congress in Bangkok later this month and Hong Kong will need to beat newcomers to keep its position on the calendar.

22 Nov 2012 - 2:28am

Badminton Super Series victory for HK's Poon Lok-yan and Tse Ying-suet

Tse Ying-suet (left) and Poon Lok-yan

Poon Lok-yan and Tse Ying-suet became the first Hong Kong women's doubles pair to win a Super Series title when they upset fourth seeds Shizuka Matsuo and Mami Naito of the hosts in the Japan Open final yesterday.

Seeded seventh in the US$200,000 tournament, the Hong Kong pair took less than an hour to register the empathetic 21-17, 22-20 victory at Yoyogi Gymnasium in Tokyo.

24 Sep 2012 - 2:25am

Chen Long crushes Hu Yun in Li Ning China Masters final

Chen Long wants to become the world's top player. Photo: Xinhua

Mainlander Chen Long was hailed as the heir apparent to the current king of badminton, compatriot Lin Dan, after his straight-sets victory over Hong Kong's Hu Yun in the Li Ning China Masters final yesterday.

17 Sep 2012 - 3:40am

Hu Yun aims for badminton top 10

Veteran Hu Yun has his eye on breaking into the world's top 10 after becoming the first Hong Kong badminton player to reach a men's singles final in a Super Series tournament.

The former China national team member will take on top seed Chen Long of China in today's US$400,000 Li Ning China Masters final in Changzhou, 160 kilometres west of Shanghai.

16 Sep 2012 - 2:24am