newsbadminton5 days ago

Confident about how I'm playing against top players, says Kidambi Srikanth

Kidambi Srikanth has expressed that he is confident on how he is playing against all the top players and is now aiming to do well in the upcoming tournaments in 2019 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics next year. Srikanth also talked about the domination of the left-handers in world badminton.
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reportbadminton2 months ago

BWF New Zealand Open | Sai Praneeth bows out as HS Prannoy progresses

India now have just one shuttler left in the Super 300 tournament after B Sai Praneeth lost to Lin Dan in straight games while HS Prannoy defeated Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto in straight games to enter the quarterfinals. The doubles pair Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy also bowed out in pre-quarters.
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reportbadminton2 months ago

New Zealand Open | Saina Nehwal eliminated as Sai Praneeth, HS Prannoy advance

India started their New Zealand Open campaign on a sour note with Saina Nehwal getting eliminated in the first round itself while male shuttlers Sai Praneeth and HS Prannoy advanced. Lakshya Sen was also shown the door but not before he stretched Wang Tzu Wei to a thrilling three gamer match.
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newsbadminton8 months ago

SaarLorLux Open | Subhankar Dey stuns Lin Dan; Parupalli Kashyap beats Alexander Roovers

Subhankar Dey pulled off a shocker as he beat China’s Lin Dan by a scoreline of 22-20, 21-19 to enter the quarter-finals of the SaarLorLux Open Badminton in Germany on Thursday. Meanwhile, Parupalli Kashyap defeated local boy Alexander Roovers in straight games to make the quarters.
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featurebadmintona year ago

Know Your Heroes | Sameer Verma - the small-towner who made it big

Though Sameer Verma’s World Championships campaign ended after an early defeat against the legendary Lin Dan in the pre-quarterfinals, the match will be remembered for his audacious no-look shot that stunned the crowd. Ahead of Asiad, the World No. 21 talks about his preparation and chances.
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newsbadmintona year ago

Lakshya Sen to get Rs 10 lakh cash reward from BAI

Badminton Association of India (BAI) announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh for young Lakshya Sen, who became only the third Indian to win a gold medal at the Asia Junior Championship in Jakarta. Sen believes he needs to work on his physical strength to take on the big guns in senior circuit.
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newsbadmintona year ago

Indonesia Open | Kidambi Srikanth to face Kento Momota as Prannoy slated to play Lin Dan

Defending champion Kidambi Srikanth has been drawn against Japan’s Kento Momota in the opening round of this year’s World Tour Super 1000 badminton tournament in Indonesia. 25-year old HS Prannoy will face off against Chinese great Lin Dan in the first round of the tournament on Tuesday.
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newsbadmintona year ago

US Open Badminton | Ajay Jayaram moves into quarter-final with second successive win

India’s Ajay Jayaram won his second successive three-game match against Brazil’s Ygor Coelho and advanced to the quarter-finals of the US Open Super 300 badminton tournament. Jayaram defeated the world no. 31 in an intense match, which finished 19-21, 21-12, 21-16 in the second round on Thursday.
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newsbadmintona year ago

Thomas Cup | India bow out of the tournament after going down to China 0-5

India failed to make it to the quarter-finals of the 2018 Thomas Cup in Bangkok after suffering a 0-5 loss to top seeds China in their final group match on Tuesday. However, Indian doubles pair and single's star Lakshya Sen managed to impress all and sundry with their valiant effort.
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newsbadmintona year ago

New Zealand Open | Lakshya Sen goes down against Lin Dan in pre-quarter finals

Lakshya Sen’s ambitious attempt to take on Lin Dan ended in a 15-21, 21-15, 21-12 defeat for the young shuttler in the pre-quarterfinals of the New Zealand Open. In the other games, Sameer Verma and B Sai Praneeth advanced into the quarterfinals while Ajay Jayaram had to bow out in a strong contest.
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