Australian Open Archive

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    AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013 Finals – Vita’s versatility

    Australian Badminton Open men’s doubles runners-up Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan both nominated Tony Gunawan as their favourite player because he possesses the consummate doubles distinction of being able to partner anyone and win.  Well,...

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    AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013 Finals – Indonesia’s young guns triumph

    Indonesia saw success in the doubles disciplines in Australia, including first ever Grand Prix title for mixed pair Fadhilah/Anggraini and and first ever Grand Prix Gold for Pratama/Saputra. By Rudy Chandra, Badzine correspondent live in...

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    AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013 SF – The triumph of belief

    Chinese underdog Tian Houwei pulled off a dream semi-final performance to oust favourite Lee Chong Wei and make it to his first Grand Prix Final. By Aaron Wong, Badzine Correspondent live in Sydney.  Photos: Courtesy...

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    AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013 SF – Chinese teens just shy of first finals

    Once again desperately close to reaching a Grand Prix final, Chinese youngsters Chen Qingchen and Huang Dongping, along with their mixed partners served up three thrilling semi-finals in Sydney on Saturday before coming up just...

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    AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013 SF – Indonesia locks up men’s doubles title

    For a second year in a row, the Australian Badminton Open men’s doubles title will head north to Indonesia as the Korean and Malaysian challenges for 2013 ended on semi-final Saturday. By Rudy Chandra, Badzine...

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    AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013 QF – Drawn seeds quartered

    The men’s singles category had already reached boiling point by the round of 16, and women’s singles and mixed doubles finally bubbled up too at the quarter-final stages of the Australian Badminton Open in Sydney....

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    AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013 R16 – Locals out, youngsters rise

    With no more Australians as of the quarter-finals at the 2013 Australian Badminton Open, it is left to visiting shuttlers both young and old, but particularly young to entertain the Sydney crowds through the weekend....

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    AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013 Day 3 – Xue Song feels home again

    The city that made Xue Song the Sydney Youth Olympics boys’ singles champion back in January has become his happy hunting ground as he remains unstoppable, clearing the rounds of 32 and 16 at the...

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