newsbadminton11 hours ago

I can do well at World Championships, believes Kidambi Srikanth

Kidambi Srikanth reckons that if he gets better physically and mentally, he will perform well at the upcoming World Championships which will be held in Switzerland. Srikanth added that he is eager to improve the little details in his game to maintain his form ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
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newsbadminton18 hours ago

LIVE India Open | Qualification Round

India Open starts on Tuesday with the qualification rounds as a host of big names miss out on the USD 350, 000 tournament with Malaysia Open in sight. The big guns would take the court tomorrow with many of them getting to know their opponent after the qualifiers are done with.
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newsbadminton19 hours ago

Top Indian badminton stars facing shortage of funds for international tournaments

Numerous Indian badminton players are facing a cash crunch to finance their international commitments, courtesy the BAI’s bizarre informal rule of funding players, who are placed in the top 25 of BWF World rankings. This had led to them writing a letter to the BAI President to seek funding.
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featurebadmintona day 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.
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newsbadminton4 days ago

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty pull out of India Open to prepare for Olympic qualification

Indian men’s doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty has decided to withdraw from the upcoming India Open badminton tournament to prepare for Olympics qualification. The India Open will be played from March 26 while the Olympic qualification period will start from April 29.
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newsbadminton5 days ago

Orleans Masters | Ajay Jayaram, Parupalli Kashyap bow out in pre-quarterfinals

Ajay Jayaram, Parupallli Kashyap, Mugda Agrey and Mithun Manjunath have been defeated in straight games in the third round of the ongoing Orleans Masters in France. The Indian women’s doubles and mixed doubles pair also lost their respective matches to crash out of the BWF Tour Super 100 tournament.
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newsbadminton5 days ago

India gets tough draw in Sudirman Cup 2019

The Indian badminton team has been placed in Group D alongside China and Malaysia in the upcoming Sudirman Cup badminton championship to be held from May 19 to 26 in Nanning, China. India has never made it to the top four of the team tournament and had lost to China in the quarter-finals twice. 
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newsbadminton6 days ago

BWF India Open | Saina Nehwal pulls out failing to recover from intestinal problem

India’s title contender for the India Open from the women’s singles category was reduced to just one after Saina Nehwal revealed that she had to pull out of India Open owing to acute gastroenteritis. The 29-year-old Olympic bronze medalist had previously won the title four years back in 2015.
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newsbadminton10 days ago

Round-up | Sai Praneeth enters Swiss Open final after beating Chen Long; Lakshya Sen bows out in China

Sai Praneeth registered a straight games 21-18, 21-13 win against China’s Long Chen in the semi-final of the ongoing Swiss Open to book a spot in the final on Sunday. Meanwhile, Lakshya Sen bowed out of the China Masters with a 21-9, 12-21, 21-17 loss to Chinese shuttler - Weng Hongyang.
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newsbadminton11 days ago

Sai Praneeth and Lakshya Sen reach semis in Swiss Open and China Masters respectively

Sai Praneeth defeated France’s Lucas Corvee by a scoreline of 21-13, 21-11, in a match that lasted just 35 minutes, to book a spot in the semifinals of the ongoing Swiss Open. Meanwhile, Lakshya Sen registered a 16-21, 21-15, 21-19 win to set up a final four match against China’s Weng Hongyang.
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