newsbadminton1 day ago

Manraj and Rakshitha to spearhead India challenge at Dutch and German Junior tournament

India’s no. 33 men’s singles shuttler Manraj Singh and women’s singles shuttler Rakshitha Sree S. will lead the 19-member contingent at the upcoming Dutch Junior International 2023 and German Junior 2023. BAI conducted a selection trials process to pick the shuttlers for the year’s first two majors.
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newsbadminton4 days ago

B Sai Praneeth advances to quarterfinals of Thailand Masters 2023

B Sai Praneeth won a tough match against Jeon Hyeok Jin on Thursday in the men's singles round of 16 at the Thailand Masters 2023. The other Indian players participating, failed to go past the round of 16, but the victory kept India's participation alive in the competition in Bangkok.
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newsbadminton6 days ago

Asian Mixed Team Championships 2023 | PV Sindhu to lead team, Kidambi Srikanth misses out

India will compete in the Asia Mixed Team Championships 2023, which will take place in Dubai from February 14 to February 19. Placed in Group B along with Kazakhstan, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, and Malaysia, PV Sindhu, and HS Prannoy will lead the young Indian team in the tournament.
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newsbadminton7 days ago

Thailand Masters | Indians fail to put up a fight on opening day, many crash out from tournament

India's teen sensation Unnati Hooda and four others failed to make it to the Thailand Masters main draw and lost their respective matches in the qualifiers on Tuesday. The 15-year-old Hooda, who won Odisha Open in 2022, lost her opening qualifying match to Pornpicha Choeikeewong 17-21, 23-21, 21-16.
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newsbadminton7 days ago

Saina Nehwal gains two spots in BWF rankings, PV Sindhu loses points

The BWF released its latest rankings on Tuesday, and a lot of Indian stars lost out on some important ranking points this week after a flop show at Indonesia Masters. Lakshya Sen, who made it to the quarters, is the only star to have gained a spot, while the others haven't fared well.
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newsbadminton8 days ago

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty pull out of Thailand Open

CWG champs Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty had pulled out of the Thailand Open Super 300 tournament after the former failed to recover fully from a hip injury. Satwik got injured during the India Open Super 750 a couple of weeks back, and team was forced to withdraw from the tournament.
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newsbadminton11 days ago

Indonesia Masters | Jonatan Christie beats Lakshya Sen in quarters

Lakshya Sen, the winner of the CWG, was defeated by world No. 3 Jonatan Christie on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Indonesia Masters 2023 BWF Super 500 competition in Jakarta. Despite her best efforts, the world no.12 Sen lost to Jonatan Christie in 61 minutes, 21-15, 10-21, and 13-21.
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newsbadminton13 days ago

Indonesia Open 2023 | Lakshya Sen and Saina Nehwal progress into next round, Kidambi Srikanth crashes out

Lakshya Sen and Saina Nehwal advanced to the second round of the Indonesia Masters 2023 in Jakarta on Wednesday, but Kidambi Srikanth lost in the opening round. CWG winner Lakshya Sen easily defeated Japanese Kodai Naraoka, who reached the final of the Malaysia Open earlier this week.
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newsbadminton13 days ago

Indonesia Masters 2023 | Priyanshu Rajawat makes it to main draw, B Sai Praneeth misses out

Priyanshu Rajawat was the lone man to qualify for the main draw of the men's singles competition on Tuesday at the Indonesia Masters 2023 in Jakarta, while B Sai Praneeth missed out on the main draw. Rajawat beat Victor Svendsen 21-10, 13-21, 21-13 after getting rid of Christo Popov 21-17, 21-19.
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newsbadminton14 days ago

Viktor Axelsen 36000 points clear of next best men's singles player, Indians drop ranking points

The BWF released the latest rankings for the week, and as expected, Indian shuttlers have lost a few places after a mediocre start to the 2023 season. The men's singles saw Viktor Axelsen just consolidate his top spot, despite losing the India Open final last weekend to Kunlavut Vitidsarn.
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