featurebadminton2 months ago

The Indian Badminton Story

Over the last few days, an absolute prerequisite for a good story has taken over everyone’s veins. And while Tyrion Lannister’s last ever great speech might have something to do with it, it was Lisa Cron, who had previously pointed out its absolute significance in evolution over opposable thumbs.
Subhayan Dutta
reportbadminton3 months ago

BWF New Zealand Open | Indian challenge ends as HS Prannoy bows out in quarters

India’s challenge at the BWF New Zealand Open has come to an end as HS Prannoy lost the quarter-final match of Men’s Singles on Friday. After taking the first game against Japan’s Kanta Tsuneyama, Prannoy lost the next two and was defeated 21-17, 15-21, 14-21 in the quarter-final match.
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reportbadminton3 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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reportbadminton3 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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newsbadminton3 months ago

Asian Badminton Championship | HS Prannoy, B Sai Praneeth blame BAI after missing out

HS Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth have blamed the Badminton Association of India (BAI) and said that administrative mistakes by the association have barred them from participating in the tournament. Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma are the two Indians in the men’s singles for the Championship.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

BWF Rankings | Kidambi Srikanth slips to eighth position

Kidambi Srikanth has slipped to the eighth position in the recently-released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings. On the other hand, Sameer Verma, Parupalli Kashyap and Harsheel Danni’s rankings have shown improvement on the fresh list released by the global body on Tuesday.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

Singapore Open | Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy advance as Sai Praneeth gets eliminated

Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, and Sameer Verma commenced their Singapore Open campaigns with victories against Sitthikom Thammasin, Brice Leverdez, and Suppanyu Avihingsanon respectively. However, Sai Praneeth had to go down fighting against top-seeded Kento Momota of Japan in a tensed match.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

BWF Singapore Open | PV Sindhu targets major laurels in Singapore

PV Sindhu will hope to put behind her recent struggles she has seen on the international circuit as she intends to go all the way at the BWF Singapore Open. Sindhu suffered a first-round exit at the All England Championship and lost in the second round of Malaysia Open to Sung Ji Hyun.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

India Open | Sai Praneeth sets up all Indian quarter-final against Kidambi Srikanth

All the bog hopefuls registered easy wins in round two with Kidambi Srikanth beating Lu Guangzu and PV Sindhu overcoming the challenge of Deng Joy Xuan. In other matches, B Sai Praneeth beat Sameer Verma, while HS Prannoy got the better of Jan o Jorgensen to set-up a clash with Viktor Axelsen.
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featurebadminton4 months ago

India Open | PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth India's biggest hopes in star-less tournament

With Saina Nehwal pulling out of the India Open, India’s title chances have highly narrowed down to two shuttlers - PV Sindhu and Kidmabi Srinkanth. Leaving aside the potential that the duo pack, their draws also make them increasingly favourable to reach the semis before any real challenge sets in.
Subhayan Dutta