After a difficult past couple of weeks Lee Chong Wei was unable to keep the hopes alive for his Malaysian fans, and today it looks like his compatriot Hafiz Hashim was also unable to bring home the title as he lost to Taufik Hidayat 21-18, 21-19. In all of their 6 previous encounters Taufik was the victor.
For the time being it looks like there is a bit of a break in the international calendar. We won’t see much from the top players until April 7th when the Happy Suwon Asian Badminton Championship 2009 starts in Suwon, Korea. There doesn’t seem to be any draws posted for that event so far but we’ll be sure to post those soon.
India Open Badminton 2009 Draws