Zhang Nan (badminton)

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Zhang Nan
Personal information
Country  China
Born (1990-03-01) March 1, 1990 (age 24)
Beijing, China
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)
Handedness Right
Coach Zhang Jun
Men's & Mixed doubles
Highest ranking 1 (XD) (September 2011)
Current ranking 1 (XD) (October 17, 2013[1])
BWF profile
Updated on 18:54, 23 October 2013 (UTC).
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang.
Zhang Nan
Traditional Chinese 張楠
Simplified Chinese 张楠

Zhang Nan (born March 1, 1990 in Beijing) is a men's and mixed doubles badminton player from China.

Sport Career[edit]

Zhang played with Chai Biao in men's doubles and he paired with Zhao Yunlei in the mixed doubles.

2010[edit]

He participated in Thomas Cup 2010 in Kuala Lumpur, playing for China. He also played in Asian Games 2010 in Guangzhou.

Zhang has achieved one of the three most prestigious badminton titles, winning the All England Open that year with Zhao Yunlei, winning over Nova Widianto and Lilyana Natsir of Indonesia, 21-18, 23-25, 21-18.

Zhang has a more achievement with Zhao in the mixed doubles event rather than with Chai. Zhang and Zhao won 2010 Yonex Japan Open Super Series title after compatriot Tao Jiaming and Tian Qing 21–19 and 22–20. Meanwhile, Zhang and Chai's journey in Tokyo was ended by seniors Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng in the semi-finals, losing 17–21 and 16–21.

In China Open Super Series, Zhang attended the men's and mixed doubles finals but he lost in both events. In the men's doubles, South Korea's Lee Yong-dae and Jung Jae-sung emerged as the winners as they downed Zhang and Chai in straight sets, 21–15 and 21–12. In the mixed doubles final, Tao Jiaming and Tian Qing took revenge with a 21–18, 21–17 triumph over Zhang and Zhao.

Zhang only played in mixed doubles in the last super series tournament of 2010, Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Super Series. seeded 5, he and Zhao reached the final but lost in a long three-set match against Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen of Denmark 20–22, 14–21, and 22–20.

2011[edit]

Zhang and Zhao was qualified to play in VICTOR-BWF Super Series Finals 2010 in Taiwan. They became the winner by beating Thailand's Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thungthongkam 21–17, 21–12 in the final.

Zhang and Chai also played in the VICTOR-BWF Super Series Finals 2010, yet both are conquered by Lee Yong-dae and Jung Jae-sung in the last four 15–21 and 11–21 in just 30 minutes.

Once again, Zhang and Zhao met Tao Jiaming and Tian Qing, now in Korea Open Super Series Premier final. Zhang and Zhao vanquished their teammates 21–17, 13–21, and 21–19 to become the first winners of Super Series Premier.

2012[edit]

In July-August at the London Olympics, He won the Mixed Doubles with Zhao Yunlei.

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