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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

BWF Rankings | Kidambi Srikanth slips to eighth position

Kidambi Srikanth has slipped to the eighth position in the recently-released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings. On the other hand, Sameer Verma, Parupalli Kashyap and Harsheel Danni’s rankings have shown improvement on the fresh list released by the global body on Tuesday.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

India Open 2019 | Pullela Gopichand satisfied with Kidambi Srikanth’s technical improvement

After the final day of action at the India Open badminton championship, Pullela Gopichand has stated that he is happy with Kidambi Srikanth’s improvement in technique. The national coach also opined that B Sumeeth Reddy was unfortunate to get decisions against him during the men’s doubles match.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

India Open 2019 | Kidambi Srikanth qualifies for final, PV Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap bow out

Kidambi Srikanth came from behind in the Men’s singles semi-final to win against Hyuan Yuxiang and qualify for the final of the India Open. Parupalli Kashyap lost to Viktor Axelsen in straight games and PV Sindhu was also defeated in straight games in the semi-finals to bow out of the competition. 
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newsbadminton2 years ago

India Open | Sai Praneeth sets up all Indian quarter-final against Kidambi Srikanth

All the bog hopefuls registered easy wins in round two with Kidambi Srikanth beating Lu Guangzu and PV Sindhu overcoming the challenge of Deng Joy Xuan. In other matches, B Sai Praneeth beat Sameer Verma, while HS Prannoy got the better of Jan o Jorgensen to set-up a clash with Viktor Axelsen.
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newsbadminton2 years ago

I expect too much from myself playing against Saina, reveals Ratchanok Intanon

Star Thailand shuttler Ratchanok Intanon has admitted that she has to give her best when playing against India’s Saina Nehwal who has almost always got the better of her. The former world champion also added that PV Sindhu's anxiety over outcomes has mostly prevented her from winning in finals.
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newsbadminton3 years ago

India Open round up | PV Sindhu progresses to semis as Saina, Praneeth bow out

PV Sindhu continued her winning run at the India Open as she beat Beatriz Corrales 21-12, 21-19, 21-11 to book safe passage into the semi-finals. However, in what proved to be a disastrous day for India on the courts, Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth, and Parupalli Kashyap were all ousted from the Open.
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newsbadminton3 years ago

Injury free Carolina Marin hopes to be stronger at All England Championship

Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin believes that she will be at her absolute best for next month’s All England Championship as she is now devoid of all injuries and has a great team. She also stated that in today’s competitive badminton age, any player in the top 10 can win any tournament.
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newsbadminton3 years ago

India Open | PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal progress as Kidambi Srikanth bows out

PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal saw off Linda Zetchiri and Line Højmark Kjaerfeldt 21-10, 21-14 and 21-12, 21-11 respectively while Iskander Zulkarnan stunned Kidambi Srikanth 21-19, 21-17 in the India Open second round. The likes of Parupalli Kashyap, B Sai Praneeth have registered wins as well.
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newsbadminton3 years ago

PV Sindhu's odd defeats can't be termed as failures, claims Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand has defended PV Sindhu’s critics, who have questioned the Indian for losing three major finals last season, saying that her odd losses can’t be termed as “her failures”. Sindhu had lost the finals at the World Championships, Hong Kong Open, and the World Finals in Dubai.
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