newsbadminton19 days ago

BWF Thailand Open | B Sai Praneeth loses; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa knocked out

B Sai Praneeth bowed out of the ongoing BWF Thailand Open with a 21-18, 21-12 defeat at the hands of Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan. Meanwhile, mixed doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa suffered a disappointing exit at the hands of Japanese pair Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino.
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newsbadminton20 days 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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newsbadminton25 days ago

Japan Open 2019 | Sai Praneeth bows out in straight games against Kento Momota

Sai Praneeth, India’s last hope at the 2019 Japan Open, crashed out in straight games to world no.1 Kento Momota, who cruised to his second straight final in Tokyo. Momota beat Praneeth 21-18, 21-12 to enter the finals where he will face off against Jan O Jorgensen or Jonatan Christie on Sunday.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Japan Open | PV Sindhu, B Sai Praneeth advance, HS Prannoy bows out

Indian shuttlers held their claim in three events with PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth winning their respective singles clash while HS Prannoy went down in straight games further reducing India’s contention. While the men’s doubles duo advance in the other match, the mixed duo went down.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Japan Open | B Sai Praneeth advances as men’s doubles falter in first round

India started decently on the first day of the Japan Open with B Sai Praneeth beating one of the local favourites Kenta Nishimoto in the first round to advance into the pre-quarters of the men’s singles event. While A Ponnappa and S Rankireddy also won their match, M Attri and B S Reddy lost theirs.
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featurebadminton3 months ago

The Indian Badminton Story

Over the last few days, an absolute prerequisite for a good story has taken over everyone’s veins. And while Tyrion Lannister’s last ever great speech might have something to do with it, it was Lisa Cron, who had previously pointed out its absolute significance in evolution over opposable thumbs.
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reportbadminton4 months ago

BWF New Zealand Open | Indian challenge ends as HS Prannoy bows out in quarters

India’s challenge at the BWF New Zealand Open has come to an end as HS Prannoy lost the quarter-final match of Men’s Singles on Friday. After taking the first game against Japan’s Kanta Tsuneyama, Prannoy lost the next two and was defeated 21-17, 15-21, 14-21 in the quarter-final match.
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reportbadminton4 months ago

BWF New Zealand Open | Sai Praneeth bows out as HS Prannoy progresses

India now have just one shuttler left in the Super 300 tournament after B Sai Praneeth lost to Lin Dan in straight games while HS Prannoy defeated Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto in straight games to enter the quarterfinals. The doubles pair Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy also bowed out in pre-quarters.
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reportbadminton4 months ago

New Zealand Open | Saina Nehwal eliminated as Sai Praneeth, HS Prannoy advance

India started their New Zealand Open campaign on a sour note with Saina Nehwal getting eliminated in the first round itself while male shuttlers Sai Praneeth and HS Prannoy advanced. Lakshya Sen was also shown the door but not before he stretched Wang Tzu Wei to a thrilling three gamer match.
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newsbadminton4 months ago

Asian Badminton Championship | HS Prannoy, B Sai Praneeth blame BAI after missing out

HS Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth have blamed the Badminton Association of India (BAI) and said that administrative mistakes by the association have barred them from participating in the tournament. Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma are the two Indians in the men’s singles for the Championship.
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