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newsbadminton5 months ago

2021 India Open | Kento Momota, Carolina Marin among top players; event to be held behind closed doors

Top International shuttler,s including Kento Momota and Carolina Marin, will feature in the upcoming 2021 India Open, with the tournament set to be staged behind closed owing to the pandemic situation. The tournament is one of the few remaining qualifying events for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Sai Praneeth gets to career-best BWF ranking

Indian badminton player B Sai Praneeth has reached the 11th spot on the recently-released BWF World Rankings as he jumped one place up on the list. On the other hand, star Indian female shuttler PV Sindhu continued at the sixth place on the rankings which were released on Tuesday.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Korea Open | India’s challenge ends as Parupalli Kashyap loses to Kento Momota

India’s inspiring run at the BWF Korea Open finally came to an end as veteran Parupalli Kashyap lost to World No.1 Kento Momota in straight sets. After all the other shuttlers had been sent home packing very early on in the tournament, Kashyap was the sole Indian standing and looked quite in form.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Korea Open | Parupalli Kashyap triumphs over Jan O Jorgensen to reach semis

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap has advanced to the semi-finals of the Korea Open in Incheon on Friday after defeating Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark in straight games. The first game was neck-to-neck with the Dane squandering two game points to lose but Kashyap won the second game convincingly.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Korea Open | Parupalli Kashyap defeats Daren Liew, reaches quarterfinal

Veteran India shuttler Parupalli Kashyap continued his winning run in the Korea Open BWF Super-500 Tournament in Incheon when he got the better of Malaysia’s Daren Liew 21-17, 11-21, 21-12 in the pre-quarterfinals. There were upsets in other matches as Viktor Axelsen and Anders Antonsen were ousted.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

BWF World Championships | One of my best tournaments in my career, says B Sai Praneeth

After losing the semi-final match against Kento Momota of the ongoing BWF World Championships, B Sai Praneeth has said that this is one of the best tournaments he has ever played in his career. Praneeth also termed Momota as a “completely different player” with a lot of patience and variation.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

BWF World Championships | PV Sindhu advances to final, B Sai Praneeth ousted

India’s contenders at the BWF World Championships was slashed to half as PV Sindhu defeated Chinese top seed Chen Yufei in straight games, while B Sai Praneeth was downed by Kento Momota in the semi-final. Praneeth would get the bronze medal for the first time since 1983 at the World Championships.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Confident about how I'm playing against top players, says Kidambi Srikanth

Kidambi Srikanth has expressed that he is confident on how he is playing against all the top players and is now aiming to do well in the upcoming tournaments in 2019 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics next year. Srikanth also talked about the domination of the left-handers in world badminton.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Singapore Open | PV Sindhu progresses to semis as Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth crash out

PV Sindhu extended her marauding winning run into the semi-final of the Singapore Open as she beat China’s Cai Yanyan as Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal lost to Kento Momota and Nozomi Okuhara respectively. Sameer Verma also lost his match against World No. 2 Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

Singapore Open | Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy advance as Sai Praneeth gets eliminated

Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, and Sameer Verma commenced their Singapore Open campaigns with victories against Sitthikom Thammasin, Brice Leverdez, and Suppanyu Avihingsanon respectively. However, Sai Praneeth had to go down fighting against top-seeded Kento Momota of Japan in a tensed match.
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