Find out the Longest Rallies in Badminton after Malaysia Masters' 211-Shot Rally

The doubles match during the Malaysian Masters played a 211-shot rally and needless to say that it was quite a humongous effort by the badminton stars.

Tan & Muralitharan after Malaysian masters (image credits: twitter)
By Soumya | May 29, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

A long rally in badminton is a sight to behold. With the shuttle rebounding at break-neck speed off the racquets. It makes for great viewing for the spectators. The badminton rallies are so endurance heavy that they can leave the best of stars drained out. The same happened during a Malaysian Masters doubles match between Malaysia’s Pearly Tan/ Thinaah Muralitharan and Rena Miyaura/ Ayako Sakuramoto of Japan in the women’s doubles quarterfinals. The two rivals played a 211-shot rally and needless to say that it was quite a humongous effort by the badminton stars. This type of rally might have been one of the longest in recent times but it is not the first of its kind. 

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5) PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara

During the World Badminton Championship in Glasgow in 2017, the fans were treated to the world’s longest women’s singles final which lasted for 110 minutes. During this epic match between PV Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara, Sindhu was leading 21-20. It was at this juncture that Sindhu played her heart out in an incredible 73-shot rally which lasted 1 min 17 seconds, to win and take the second game. Unfortunately for Sindhu, she ended up losing the match 19-21 22-20 20-22 in a close-fought and competitive final.

4) Jan O Jorgensen vs Tien Minh Nguyen

The next rally in this list happened in the men’s singles matches between Jan O Jorgensen and Tien Minh Nguyen. The rally lasted for a lung-busting 108 shots. Not only is this ridiculously long for a singles rally, but it also came in the third set at 20-18 to Nguyen. The rally lasted for 1 minute 54 seconds and was eventually won by Jorgensen. In the end, Tien Minh Nguyen overcame Jorgensen 22-20 and in the process made history by becoming the first-ever Vietnamese World Badminton Championship medalist.

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3) Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai vs Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying

This match is considered one of the longest mixed doubles rallies in the international circuit. This 115-shot rally occurred during the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals in Guangzhou in 2019 between Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai vs Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying. The longest rally in mixed doubles history occurred in the second set at 22-22 lasting 1 min 36 seconds, with Chan and Goh taking the point. This record-breaking rally was saved around the 1 min 19 seconds mark when Puavaranukroh pulled out a miraculous dive to continue the point. Even with Chan/Goh winning the marathon rally and putting them 23-22 up, eventually, the game and match were won by Puavaranukroh/Taerattanachai 28-26.

2) Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon vs Keigo Sonoda and Takeshi Kamura

Another long rally that has been in the record books is the 139 shots long badminton rally. This occurred in the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals in Guangzhou in 2019. The match was between Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon (Indonesia) and Keigo Sonoda/Takeshi Kamura (Japan). The rally lasted 2 min and 1 second. The match was eventually won by Sukamuljo and Gideon, who went on to win the match 21-16, 21-17.

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1) Baek Ha Na and Lee Yu Rim vs Du Yue and Li Wen Mei.

The women’s doubles match took place at the Gwangju YONEX Korea Masters had around 195 shots in the rally which made it one of the longest rallies in badminton. The rally lasted for around 3 minutes. It was a match between South Korea’s Baek Ha Na and Lee Yu Rim who were battling it out against China’s Du Yue and Li Wen Mei. It shows the immense determination from both sets of players, although it was the South Korean pair of Ha Na Baek and Yu Rim Lee who won the point to go ahead 9-7 in the third game. 

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