reportbadminton3 days ago

China Open | B Sai Praneeth loses to Anthony Ginting, ends India’s challenge

With the seeded players like Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu already eliminated from the tournament, B Sai Praneeth was the nation’s only hope in the quarter-final of the China Open, However, he couldn’t replicate his feat over Anthony Ginting from World Championships and went down 2-1 on Friday.
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newsbadminton3 days ago

PV Sindhu prime contender for gold at Tokyo, says Pullela Gopichand

National coach Pullela Gopichand believes PV Sindhu will be a strong contender for gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics but will also become a target after her World Championships triumph in Basel, last month. Gopichand was very impressed with Sindhu’s aggressive game which won her the title.
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newsbadminton14 days ago

Don’t think Indian badminton’s future sustainable, says Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand has quite surprisingly stated that the future of Indian badminton would be unstable if they kept following this model, where the next generation hasn’t been given much time. He also said that while the Sports Authority of India is supportive, they lack knowledge about badminton.
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newsbadminton17 days ago

Chinese Taipei Open | Sourabh Verma loses to Chou Tien Chen ending India’s campaign

World No. 36 Sourabh Verma, who was the only Indian shuttler left in the Chinese Taipei Open, went down in straight sets to local favourite and top seed Chou Tien Chen. With Saina Nehwal pulling out of the event early, the 26-year-old was India’s biggest hope in the $500,000 tournament.
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newsbadminton23 days ago

PV Sindhu to play at China Open next

Reigning BWF World Championships title-holder PV Sindhu would be taking part in the Super 1000 tournament China Open, scheduled to begin from September 17. The championship would also be seeing the likes of Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth, and other shuttlers competing.
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featurebadmintona month ago

BWF World Championships | Indian shuttlers start litmus test with easy draws

In what will be a big test for the Indian shuttlers ahead of the Tokyo Olympics next year, they have been handed easy draws to begin with in the first round of the BWF World Championships. A huge blow for India would be the injuries to Swastiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who pulled out.
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newsbadmintona month ago

Badminton World Championship | PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal could face each other in semis

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu could face each other in the semi-finals of the Badminton World Championship after a re-draw was carried out. Sindhu could play Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei or China's Cai Yan Yan while Nehwal will battle another Chinese in the form of Chen Yufei in the quarter-finals.
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featurebadminton2 months ago

Swastiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty’s win more a success story than glory

One would be wrong to assume Swastisairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty’s Thailand Open title special just because they defeated Chinese World Champions Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen to it, and thereby pulling up an over-brimming possibility for India in men’s doubles event at the World Championship.
Subhayan Dutta
newsbadminton2 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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newsbadminton2 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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