featurebadminton6 days 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.
Subhayan Dutta
newsbadminton13 days ago

Badminton World Championship | PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal could face each other in semis

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu could face each other in the semi-finals of the Badminton World Championship after a re-draw was carried out. Sindhu could play Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei or China's Cai Yan Yan while Nehwal will battle another Chinese in the form of Chen Yufei in the quarter-finals.
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featurebadminton17 days 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
newsbadminton18 days 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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newsbadminton22 days ago

Thailand Open | Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth bow out as Sai Praneeth advances

Most of the big guns’ challenge in the Thailand Open ended on Thursday with the likes of Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, and P Kashyap lost their matches in their respective events. However, the Indian contingent’s contention is still kept alive by B Sai Praneeth and the young men’s doubles pair.
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newsbadminton23 days ago

Thailand Open | K Srikanth, Saina Nehwal advance as Sameer Verma bows out

India started well in the Super 500 event in the absence of big stars with the likes of Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy, many more advancing into the second round. However, with numerous Indian participants, there were casualties too that included brothers Sameer Verma and Sourabh Verma.
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newsbadminton25 days ago

Thailand Open | PV Sindhu decides to give tournament a miss

Keeping an eye on the World Championship, which has been scheduled later in August, India’s star shuttler has decided not to play in the Thailand Open, which is a 500 event. Apart from Sindhu, her arch-nemesis Nozomi Okuhara has also informed that she would follow suit by giving it a miss.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Hope I can take the confidence forward and do well in Japan, reveals PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu hopes that she can carry forward her newfound confidence from the recently-concluded Indonesia Open as she aims to end her title drought at the BWF Japan Open. The Indian ace will go up against China’s Han Yue in the opening round of her campaign at the USD750,000 tournament.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Indonesia Open | PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth get easy draw early on

The Indian contingent would be hoping for an encouraging start in the Indonesia Open with PV Sindhu hardly facing a strong opponent until the semis in the women’s singles. However, the men’s singles contenders have a trickier task ahead of them with numerous nuts to crack before they reach there.
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featurebadminton3 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