reportbadminton2 months ago

New Zealand Open | Lakshya Sen enters main draw as Parupalli Kashyap bows out

India started the New Zealand Open tournament in a mix with Lakshya Sen sealing a berth in the first main round of the competition while Parupalli Kashyap failed to make the cut. India kick start their main campaign tomorrow as Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy, Sai Praneeth and more take centre stage.
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newsbadminton3 months 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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newsbadminton3 months 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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newsbadminton3 months ago

Swiss Open | B Sai Praneeth to clash with Sameer Verma in all Indian pre-quarters

Sameer Verma overcame the challenge of Ajay Jayram in straight games, while B Sai Praneeth got walkover by an injured England’s Rajiv Oushep to set up a pre-quarter final. The men’s doubles duo of Pranav Jerry Chopra and Chirag Shetty advanced to the next round by beating Astrup and Rasmussen.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Barcelona Spain Masters | Sourabh Verma, Parupalli Kashyap, Ajay Jayram enter second round in men's singles

Sourabh Verma, Parupalli Kashyap and Ajay Jayaram have moved to the second round of men's singles after winning their respective ties at the USD 150,000 Barcelona Spain Masters. Sourabh, who won his third National title last week, beat Spain's Luís Enrique Penalver by a margin of 21-15, 21-16.
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newsbadminton8 months ago

Indians out of contention in Chinese Taipei Open as Ajay Jayaram loses the quarter-finals

India's campaign at the Chinese Taipei Open came to an end at the quarter final stage as Ajay Jayaram was beaten by Malaysian Lee Zii Jia in straight games of 16-21, 9-21. With the Denmark Open and French Open scheduled for later this month, many top shuttlers had decided to skip the event.
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newsbadminton9 months ago

Korea Open | Saina Nehwal lone winner for India after first round

Saina Nehwal marched past her opponent without much difficulty winning the match in 40 minutes to reach the pre-quarterfinal. Earlier in the month, after the Asian Games, Saina Nehwal had made an unceremonial first-round exit from the China Open where she had won the title in the year 2015.
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newsbadminton9 months ago

Korea Open | Ajay Jayaram loses in qualifiers

Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram failed to enter the main draw of the USD 600,000 Korea Open World Tour Super 500 tournament after losing in the qualification round in Seoul on Tuesday. Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma will represent India in the main draw of the Korea Open Badminton Tournament.
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newsbadminton9 months ago

Korea Open | Kidambi Srikanth to miss as Saina to lead Indian challenge

World number eight Kidambi Srikanth has decided to give the upcoming Korea Open a miss after two back to back tournaments on the trot in last the two weeks. Saina Nehwal, who skipped the Japan Open, will participate to get into shape after her unceremonial first-round exit in China Open.
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newsbadminton10 months ago

Vietnam Open 2018 | Ajay Jayaram bags silver after losing final to Shesar Hiren Rhustavito

Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram has bagged the silver medal after losing to Indonesia’s Shesar Hiren Rhustavito in the final match of the Vietnam Open 2018. Following the defeat in the finals, Jayaram has taken his tally of silver medals to two with consecutive runner-up finishes in a span of a month.
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