Japan’s Kenichi Hayakawa joins list of men’s doubles stars to retire

One of Japan’s most consistent and important players of recent years, Kenichi Hayakawa, has decided to retire from international badminton.

Kenichi Hayakawa

‘Miracle’ win writes new page for Russian badminton

Russia’s Ivan Sozonov and Vladimir Ivanov describe their 2016 YONEX All England men’s double title win as “a miracle” and celebrate with a Haka-inspired celebratory dance on court.

All England 2016

YONEX All England Badminton 2016: the week in review

We take a look back at another successful staging of the sport’s oldest event at the Barclaycard Arena. It was a tournament full of surprises and…

All England 2016

Surprise and delight for Endo and Hayakawa

Japanese men’s doubles pair Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakawa surprised by their own performance after beating second seeds Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan to reach YONEX All England semi final.

All England 2016

Japan crowned Thomas Cup champions as Malaysia’s wait continues

Japan won the Thomas Cup for the first time after a gripping 3-2 win over Malaysia in the final out in New Delhi and end China’s…