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Denmark Open | Kidambi Srikanth enters fourth Superseries final in 2017

Young Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth edged closer to his third Super Series Premier title as he overcame Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki Vincent comfortably 21-18 21-17. The 25-year-old faces Korea’s Lee Hyun Il in the final, who defeated World No. 2 Son Wan Ho in the other semi-final 25-23 18-21 21-17.
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newsbadminton2 days ago

Denmark Open | Kidambi Srikanth enters semis; Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy crash out of tournament

The day was saved by Kidambi Srikanth for the Indians at the Denmark Open Superseries Premier as he beat the world champion Viktor Axelsen in a hard-fought contest. On the other hand, Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy lost to Akane Yamaguchi and Son Wan-Ho respectively in the quarter-final matches.
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newsbadminton11 days ago

Dutch Open | Mixed doubles pairs of Ponnappa- Rankireddy and Attri-Maneesha enter pre-quarterfinals

Indian mixed doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy advanced into the round of 16 of the Dubai Grand Prix Gold with a 21-15 20-22 21-6 second-round win. Manu Attri and K Maneesha followed suit as they entered the pre-quarterfinals with a hard-fought 21-18, 21-23, 21-14 win.
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newsbadminton13 days ago

PBL 2017 | HS Prannoy becomes costliest buy at auction; Sindhu, Saina retained

Ahmedabad Smash Masters splurged a staggering Rs. 62 lakhs to acquire India’s HS Prannoy, making him the costliest player at the auction of the Premier Badminton League. Other top players like PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, and Kidambi Srikanth were retained by their respective franchises.
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newsbadminton18 days ago

Lack of coaches not infrastructure biggest problem, claims PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu has asserted that the biggest challenge for Indian Badminton is not the lack of infrastructure but rather the number of coaches available for young players. Sindhu also added that even though she had tasted success in her young career, she expects to do a lot more before calling it a day.
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newsbadminton22 days ago

Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth to get direct entry into National Championship quarter-finals

The Badminton Association of India has decided that players who ranked in top 50 in the BWF World Rankings will get direct entry into the quarters of the National Championship. This means that senior Indian shuttlers, Saina, Sindhu, and Srikanth will feature in the latter stages of the tournament.
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newsbadminton25 days ago

BWF Rankings | Five Indian male shuttlers in top-20 for first time

For the first time ever in the history of badminton rankings, five Indian male shuttlers have entered the top 20 of the BWF singles list. Current World No.19 Sameer Verma has joined Kidambi Srikanth (8), HS Prannoy (15), B Sai Praneeth (17), and Ajay Jayaram (20) in the top 20 of the men's rankings.
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newsbadmintona month ago

PV Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan by Sports Ministry

PV Sindhu has been nominated for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award by the Sports Ministry on Monday. Sindhu was awarded India's fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri, in March 2015, has become the second athlete after MS Dhoni to have been nominated for the honour this year.
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Japan Open | Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy bow out with semi-final loss

India's Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy bowed out of the Japan Open Superseries with a 21-14, 15-21, 19-21 loss to Japan's Takuro Hoki and Sayaka Hirota in the mixed doubles semi-final on Saturday. The Indian duo's maiden Superseries semis appearance lasted for 40 minutes.
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Japan Open | Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy bow out; Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy advance to semifinals

At the Japan Open, both Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy lost their quarterfinals to exit the Japan Open Superseries. On the other hand, the duo of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy secured a place in the doubles semi-finals after beating Kim Ha Na and Seung Jae Seo 21-18 9-21 21-19.
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