newsbadmintona month ago

Satwik and Chirag enter top 10 rankings after dream run at French Open

India’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty reclaimed a spot in the top 10 of the latest badminton rankings after their dream run at the BWF French Open. Despite their quarter-final exits, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal maintained their spot at sixth and ninth respectively.
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reportbadminton2 months ago

BWF French Open | Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth bow out, Saina Nehwal qualifies for round 2

Indian men’s singles shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma lost their respective first-round matches at the BWF French Open and bowed out of the tournament. On the other hand, in women’s singles, Saina Nehwal made her way into the second round with a win in straight games.
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newsbadminton2 months 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 months ago

Denmark Open | Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth crash out

Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the Denmark Open in their first round singles competitions on Wednesday. Meanwhile, men’s singles player Sameer Verma made it through to round two, as did the mixed doubles duo of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy.
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newsbadminton3 months ago

Kidambi Srikanth withdraws from China Open and Korea Open

Kidambi Srikanth has retracted his participation from the upcoming BWF events China Open and Korea Open citing a knee injury as the reason for the same. The former world number one has often suffered from bouts of injuries which have kept him from fulfilling his potential in the international arena.
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featurebadminton4 months ago

Unassertive Kidambi Srikanth remains helpless India’s biggest hope

Injury has been often the differentiator between the best in the world and the best of the rest. For Kidambi Srikanth, however, injuries were the lesser significant element of the heady mix that brought his downfall. Despite popular opinion, it has always been his inconsistency, in epic proportions.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Thailand Open champions Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy break into Top 10

Newly crowned Thailand Open winners - Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy - jumped seven places to find themselves at number nine in updated badminton rankings. Meanwhile, Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Verma and B Sai Praneeth remained at the same position in the singles rankings.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Thailand Open | Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth bow out as Sai Praneeth advances

Most of the big guns’ challenge in the Thailand Open ended on Thursday with the likes of Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, and P Kashyap lost their matches in their respective events. However, the Indian contingent’s contention is still kept alive by B Sai Praneeth and the young men’s doubles pair.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Thailand Open | K Srikanth, Saina Nehwal advance as Sameer Verma bows out

India started well in the Super 500 event in the absence of big stars with the likes of Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy, many more advancing into the second round. However, with numerous Indian participants, there were casualties too that included brothers Sameer Verma and Sourabh Verma.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

Indonesia Open | PV Sindhu advances into quarters, Kidambi Srikanth crashes out

Three out of four challenges in the four separate events of the Indonesia Open came to end as PV Sindhu lived up to the billing while Kidambi Srikanth crashed out in their respective matches. The mixed doubles and men’s doubles event saw the Indian pairs losing in straight games.
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