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Liew Daren (born 6 August 1987) is a Malaysian professional badminton player.[1] His biggest success to date is having won the 2012 French Open Super Series.[2] He reached a career high ranking of World No.10.[3] He also represented Malaysia competed at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games and 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.[4][5]

Liew Daren
Personal information
Country Malaysia
Born (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 31)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Career title(s)3
Highest ranking10 (7 March 2013)
Current ranking22 (16 July 2019)
BWF profile
Liew Daren
Traditional Chinese劉國倫
Simplified Chinese刘国伦

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Early lifeEdit

Liew was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and was educated at the Taman Midah Primary School.[1][6] He began playing badminton at the age of seven.[1] His brother was once a national badminton player.[1] Liew started to play badminton professionally in 1998.[7]

CareerEdit

During the 2012 Thomas Cup quarter-final, he was defeated by Lin Dan from China, but not before he brought it into a rubber game of 21–17, 9–21 and 5–21. His best performance was during the Yonex French Open, where he won his first Super Series title on 28 October 2012 after beating Viktor Axelsen from Denmark with the scores of 21–18 and 21–17.[2]

The 2014 Thomas Cup finals saw Liew facing off against Takuma Ueda from Japan in a gripping battle to break the tie between Malaysia and Japan, who were even at 2–2 as they entered the decisive third Men's Singles match. Liew lost to Ueda after the match went into a rubber game, scoring 21–12, 18–21 and 21–17.[8]

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park Indoor Arena, Nanjing, China   Kento Momota 16–21, 5–21   Bronze

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 French Open   Viktor Axelsen 21–18, 21–17   Winner
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels: Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 Korea Masters   Son Wan-ho 13–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2016 Chinese Taipei Masters   Sourabh Varma 10–12, 10–12, 3–3 Retired   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2015 Polish Open   Emil Holst 21–15, 21–11   Winner
2005 Chinese Taipei Satellite   Erwin Djohan   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Players: Daren Liew". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Daren Liew crowned French Open Champion". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Liew Daren leaves BAM with one regret (updated)". The Star. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Liew strengthens position in Guangzhou Asian Games". The Star. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Daren Liew Biography". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  6. ^ Ahmad Junaidi. "Sport::Preliminary Round Two Axiata Cup 2013 – Daren Liew". Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  7. ^ RUTVICK MEHTA. "Burning a hole in own pocket to keep Olympics fire alive". dnaindia.com. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Thomas Cup: So near yet so far - Nation - The Star Online". thestar.com.my.

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