THE unthinkable happened.
INDIA may not have Saina Nehwal for the Sudirman Cup but their men's player, P. Kashyap believes his team have a dependable replacement in P.V. Sindhu.
WITH a total revamp of their national coaching staff, former badminton power Indonesia hope to bring back their glory years.
KOO Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong have reached the point of no return.
CHEN Long, touted as China's future world champion, ironically looks up to World No 1 Lee Chong Wei as motivator.
BADMINTON World Federation (BWF) will finally gain an individual who knows the sport by heart as its supremo when two heavyweights, Justian Suhandinata of Indonesia and Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen of Denmark, vie for the top position in Kuala Lumpur today.
RASHID Sidek has cautioned the Malaysian players not to get carried away with the semi-final task in the Sudirman Cup and focus on their objective of winning the group stage which begins at Putra Stadium tomorrow.
FORMER Olympic champion Rexy Mainaky is known for setting big targets but such is the dominance of China in the Sudirman Cup that the Indonesia director of performance only expects the rest to just battle for the runners-up spot in the mixed team event.
ELECTION: Nadzmi sees Indonesian as a good choice for BWF president
THOUGH Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong are the confirmed first choice for Malaysia in the Sudirman Cup world mixed team event, national doubles chief coach Tan Kim Her will not sideline back-up pairs Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah and Tan Wee Kiong-Hoon Thien How.