newsbadminton16 hours ago

All England Open : Viktor Axelsen pulls out due to ankle injury

A recurring ankle injury has forced Viktor Axelsen to pull out of the All England Open that is scheduled to start in Birmingham from March 14. The Danish World No. 1 saw the same injury forcing him to miss the Indian Open, the European Team Championships as well as the Indonesia masters.
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newsbadmintona day ago

Swiss Open: Sameer Verma beats Kento Momata to reach semis as Gurusaidutt crashes out

Indian shuttler Sameer Verma kept India's hopes alive at the Swiss Open 2018 as he progressed into the semi-finals of the tournament with a stunning victory over Kento Momata. Gurusaidutt, however, was eliminated by Thailand's Kantaphon Wangcharoen, who will face Verma in the semis on Saturday.
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newsbadminton3 days ago

Kidambi Srikanth: India have produced the best players in the last decade

Kidambi Srikanth, who became the first Indian player to win four Superseries titles in a year, made a bold claim that India has arguably produced the best badminton players in the decade gone by. The Indian also admitted that he needs to stay fit and improve his consistency this year.
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newsbadminton4 days ago

Reports : Lee Chong Wei reveals he was approached by match-fixer

Lee Chong Wei has disclosed an incident which occurred a few years ago when a match-fixer tried to contact him, but he had rejected the approach. The Malaysian has also added that he feels ashamed about two of his compatriots being under investigation for their alleged involvement in fixing.
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newsbadminton5 days ago

All England Open | Saina Nehwal to open campaign against World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying

Indians have been handed tough draws in All England Open as Saina Nehwal opens against top-ranked Tai Tzu Ying, while Kidambi Srikanth takes on Brice Leverdez. PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy have been given easier fixtures and will play Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong and Taiwan’s Chou Chen respectively.
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newsbadminton6 days ago

All India Senior Ranking Badminton tournament: Aruna and Mithun win titles

Aruna Prabhudesai claimed the women’s singles title at the All India Senior Ranking Badminton tournament after defeating Kanika Kanwal in the finals. Mithun Manjunath claimed his second All India Ranking title in 7 days as he defeated Rohit Yadav in the finals of the men’s singles category
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newsbadminton7 days ago

HS Prannoy credits Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu India's positive mindset

HS Prannoy has asserted that Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu’s wins on the international stage is responsible for the positive mindset that Indian players have today. He also said that seeing Saina and Sindhu win at big tournaments, many Indian players started to believe in achieving similar feats.
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newsbadminton11 days ago

BWF to change the scoring system to reduce match timings

After introducing a new World Tour calendar this year, Badminton World Federation is now contemplating to bring more changes to the scoring system and a reduction in on-court coaching. The proposals will come up for discussion at BWF’s Annual General Meeting on May 19 in Bangkok.
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newsbadminton13 days ago

Rituparna Das and Mithun Manjunath win senior national ranking badminton singles titles

Former national champion Rituparna Das has bagged the women’s singles final in the All India Senior Ranking Badminton tournament at the Padukone-Dravid Centre of Sports Excellence in Bangalore on Sunday. In men's singles, Mithun Manjunath beat Siddharth Pratap Singh 21-12, 21-19 to secure the title.
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newsbadminton16 days ago

Nandagopal Kidambi and Alwin Francis win Iran International Challenge title in all-Indian final``

Alwin Francis and Nandagopal Kidambi handed a 9-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 11-9 loss to another Indian pair of Saurabh Sharma and Kona Tarun to win the men’s doubles final at the Iran International Challenge on Thursday. This is the pair's first title after pairing up with each other last year.
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