newsbadminton21 hours ago

Chirag-Satwik eye consistent run to seal Olympic berth on return from injury

Returning from an injury lay-off, India's leading doubles pairing of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy are hoping for a consistent run to seal a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Earlier, the pair had to skip the prestigious World Championship in Basel, Switzerland due to injury.
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featurebadmintona month ago

BWF World Championships | Indian shuttlers start litmus test with easy draws

In what will be a big test for the Indian shuttlers ahead of the Tokyo Olympics next year, they have been handed easy draws to begin with in the first round of the BWF World Championships. A huge blow for India would be the injuries to Swastiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who pulled out.
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newsbadmintona month ago

BWF World Championships | Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty withdraw due to injury

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have withdrawn from the upcoming BWF World Championships to recover from their respective injury niggles. Rankireddy was suffering from a shoulder strain during the recent Thailand Open while Shetty has suffered an abdomen injury.
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featurebadmintona month ago

Unassertive Kidambi Srikanth remains helpless India’s biggest hope

Injury has been often the differentiator between the best in the world and the best of the rest. For Kidambi Srikanth, however, injuries were the lesser significant element of the heady mix that brought his downfall. Despite popular opinion, it has always been his inconsistency, in epic proportions.
Subhayan Dutta
featurebadmintona month ago

Swastiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty’s win more a success story than glory

One would be wrong to assume Swastisairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty’s Thailand Open title special just because they defeated Chinese World Champions Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen to it, and thereby pulling up an over-brimming possibility for India in men’s doubles event at the World Championship.
Subhayan Dutta
newsbadmintona month ago

Thailand Open champions Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy break into Top 10

Newly crowned Thailand Open winners - Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy - jumped seven places to find themselves at number nine in updated badminton rankings. Meanwhile, Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Verma and B Sai Praneeth remained at the same position in the singles rankings.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Satwiksairaj, Chirag become first Indian men’s doubles pair to win a BWF Super 500 tournament

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, on Sunday, became the first Indian men’s doubles pair to win the BWF Super 500 tournament winning a three-game thriller in the Thailand Open finals. The unseeded Indian duo beat third seeds Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen, of China 21-19 18-21 21-18.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Thailand Open | Swastikairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty reach men’s doubles final

Indian men’s duo of Swastikairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty continued their blistering form in the Thailand Open as they overcame the South Korean duo of Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Cheol. With no other Indian shuttlers left in the Super 500 tournament, the duo would be India’s only hope tomorrow.
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newsbadmintona month ago

BWF Thailand Open | B Sai Praneeth loses; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa knocked out

B Sai Praneeth bowed out of the ongoing BWF Thailand Open with a 21-18, 21-12 defeat at the hands of Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan. Meanwhile, mixed doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa suffered a disappointing exit at the hands of Japanese pair Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino.
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newsbadminton2 months ago

Japan Open | PV Sindhu advances, Kidambi Srikanth ousted in first round

PV Sindhu extended her fine form in the Japan Open with an easy win over China’s Hue Yan, while Kidambi Srikanth lost to compatriot HS Prannoy in his very first match of the campaign. While A Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy couldn’t advance, Ponappa and S Reddy did in mixed doubles.
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