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Parupalli Kashyap moves up to sixth in Badminton World Federation rankings (pic)

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Published: 25 April 2013
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His first-round ouster from the India Open singles event notwithstanding, London Olympics quarter-finalist Parupalli Kashyap on Thursday moved up one place to a career-best sixth in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.

Kashyap scaled his career-best singles ranking a day after losing his first-round match at the India Open Super Series here to former world number 1 Taufiq Hidayat of Indonesia.Parupalli Kashyap moves up to sixth in Badminton World Federation rankings

Seventeen-year-old P V Sindhu also reached her career-best ranking of 15 in the women's singles rankings while Saina Nehwal retained the number two spot.

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India Open badminton championships results

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Published: 25 April 2013
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Men’s singles: Lee Chong Wei (Mas) bt Scott Evans (Irl) 21-16, 21-5; Kazumasa Sakai (Jpn) bt Wong Wing Ki (Hkg) 21-16, 18-21, 21-12; Taufik Hidayat (Ina) bt P. Kashyap (Ind) 13-21, 23-21, 21-18; H.S. Prannoy (Ind) bt Suppanyu Avihingsanon (Tha) 21-17, 22-20; K. Srikanth (Ind) bt Jan OJorgensen (Den) 21-7, 18-21, 21-12; R.M.V. Gurusaidutt (Ind) bt Tommy Sugiarto (Ina) 21-16, 21-17; Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (Tha) bt Rajiv Ouseph (Eng) 21-17, 15-21, 21-9; Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka (Ina) bt Chen Yuekun (Chn) 24-22, 19-21, 21-14; Anand Pawar (Ind) bt Takuma Ueda (Jpn) 11-21, 21-13, 21-19; Sourabh Verma (Ind) bt Chetand Anand (Ind) 21-13, 21-8; Kenichi Tago (Jpn) bt Arvind Bhat (Ind) 21-9, 21-9; Iskandar Zulkarnian Zainuddin (Mas) bt Subhankar Dey (Ind) 21-17, 21-11.

Men’s doubles: Liu Xiaolong-Qiu Zihan (Chn) bt Raunaq Muradia (US)-Kamaldeep Singh (Ind) 21-14, 21-11; Maneepong Jongjit-Nipitphon Puangpuapech (Tha) bt Tarun Kona-Arun Vishnu (Ind) 21-17, 21-11; Chris Adcock-Andrew Ellis (Eng) bt Srujan Nandaluri-P. Vinay Kumar Reddy (Ind) 21-8, 21-14; Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda (Jpn) bt Alwin Francis-V. Diju (Ind) 21-18, 21-14; Surender Rathee-Neeraj Vashist (Ind) bt Jayan James-K. Dilshad (Ind) 17-21, 21-18, 21-16; Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong (Mas) bt Songphon Anugritayawon-Poodchalat Pisit (Tha) 21-15, 21-18.


A stroll for Lee in New Delhi

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Published: 25 April 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei barely broke sweat en route to cruising into the second round of the India Open badminton championships in New Delhi.

The 30-year-old Chong Wei, who became a father last week, made sure that the sacrifice he was making was worthwhile with a thoroughly dominant performance in beating Ireland’s Scott Evans 21-16, 21-5 in just 23 minutes in the first round yesterday.

The win was also the perfect tonic for Chong Wei, following a surprising defeat in the Australian Open earlier this month.

He will next face Japan’s Kazumasa Sakai, who defeated Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki 21-16, 18-21, 21-12, for a place in the quarter-finals.

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World No 1 may skip Malaysia Open (pic)

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Published: 25 April 2013
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NO MOTIVATION: Daddy wants to spend more time with his newborn son

LEE Chong Wei will most likely skip the Malaysia Open but men's doubles Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong are almost assured of retaining their title in view of the mediocre  opposition at the grand prix gold event which begins at Juara Stadium on Tuesday.

World No 1 Chong Wei, who is currently competing in the India Open in New Delhi, may opt not to play in the tournament so that he can spend more time with his newborn son Kingston.National back-up shuttler Chong Wei Feng has never won an international title.

Having won the event four times in a row, it will be difficult for Chong Wei to motivate himself and added to that, his preparation has also not been ideal for almost two months now.

The tournament, originally to be held in Kuantan, has been moved to Juara Stadium and the start of the competition was also brought forward by one day as the finals coincided with the May 5 general elections.

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