newsbadminton17 hours ago

Saina NehwaI: I fear getting injured again

Saina Nehwal has said that she still fears getting injured after recovering from a career-threatening knee injury just before the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 27-year-old also voiced her excitement of returning to play in Delhi - the venue where she won the commonwealth medal and 2015 India Open.
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newsbadmintona day ago

India Open badminton | Nehwal and Sindhu handed easy draw

Indian fans might finally be able to see Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu play against each other in a Superseries event and it might just happen at home in the India Open that kicks off on Tuesday. They have been handed an easy draw and could possibly set up a face-off in the quarterfinals.
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reportbadminton2 days ago

Indian shuttlers shine in Vietnam international tournament

Indian shuttlers Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty claimed the Vietnam international title. The pair won by defeating the Thai duo of Trawut Potieng and Nanthakam Yordphaisong in a thrilling 50-minute match. The victory was sealed in 3 games- 17-21, 21-9, 21-15.
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newsbadminton2 days ago

Srikanth eyes Indian Open success for World Championship spot

Kidambi Srikanth is hoping to win the Indian Open Superseries that kicks off in New Delhi on March 28 in a bid to lift his world ranking by the April end cutoff for an automatic spot in the World Championship after the former world No 4 dropped to 31 following a foot injury.
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newsbadminton3 days ago

Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan to skip Indian Open

Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan have decided to skip the Indian Open badminton in order to prepare for the Malaysian Open that starts on April 4. Both players have been on a winning streak with Malaysian Chong Wei bagging the All-England Open while China's Dan won the Swiss Open last week.
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newsbadminton10 days ago

HS Prannoy bows out of the Swiss Open

HS Prannoy was far from his best as he bowed out of the Swiss Open to China's Shi Yuqi at the quarter-final yesterday. Prannoy’s loss combined with the exit of the mixed doubles pairing of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy means that the Indian campaign in Switzerland has come to an end.
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newsbadminton11 days ago

HS Prannoy through to Swiss Open quarters

HS Prannoy continued the defense of his Swiss Open title by edging out China’s Qiao Bin in an exhilarating contest that went the distance. Prannoy showed nerves of steel to come back from a game down to win and seal a place in the quarter-finals of the Super Series tournament in the Swiss capital.
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newsbadminton17 days ago

Indian challenge ends at All-England after Saina, Sindhu bow out

India's hopes of having another All-England champion were dashed yesterday after both Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu bowed out in the quarter-finals of the premier competition in Birmingham. Sindhu lost to World No 1 Tai Tzu-Ying while Sung Ji-Hyun eliminated Nehwal in a closely fought match.
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featurebadminton18 days ago

Why 2017 could be the year an Indian wins the All England Badminton Championships again?

Having established itself as a force in modern-day badminton, 2017 could finally be the year an Indian wins the prestigious event for only the third time in history.
Rohit George
reportbadminton18 days ago

All England Open | Sindhu and Saina one win away from an all-Indian semi-final

Both PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal won their respective second-round matches of the All-England Open Championships to book a place in the quarter-finals, keeping the hopes of an all-Indian semi-final duel alive. HS Prannoy's challenge was, however, ended by Tian Houwei in the second round match.
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