• Gopichand: It's not easy in Thomas-Uber Cup, but we will try hard

    India's national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said today that India's Thomas Cup team stays a chance to reach last eight if India's singles players could deliver strong performances. India is in the same group with Malaysia, South Korea and Germany.The badminton scene in India has changed dramatically because of Gopichand. Now there is a proper structure, which was missing in the last 10 years. Gopichand has used his experience to bring about the change. India badminton owes its success to Gopichand.

    The badminton scene in India has changed dramatically because of Gopichand. Now there is a proper structure, which was missing in the last 10 years. Gopichand has used his experience to bring about the change. India badminton owes its success to Gopichand.

    "Our advantage is that we have some good singles players. Although they are not at the same level as Lee Chong Wei, other than that, our singles players have a good chance of defeating anyone else" said Gopichand during a media interaction.

  • India ready for Thomas and Uber cup

    Indian's Thomas Cup and Uber Cup badminton team will undergo a boot camp at the Siri Fort Sports Complex starting May 7 under the guidance of chief national coach Pullela Gopichand. A 30-member core team will prepare for Saina Nehwal (left), and Gopichand (center) and P Kashyap will form a solid Uber-Thomas Cup team.

    Saina Nehwal (left), and Gopichand (center) and P Kashyap will form a solid Uber-Thomas Cup team.
    the upcoming team championships, out of which 10 men and 10 women shuttlers will be selected to play for India later in the week.
  • Saina dedicates title to Gopichand, parents

    LUCKNOW: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Sunday dedicated her first title in 15 months - the India Grand Prix Gold - to her parents and chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand.

    The World No. 9, who had last won a title at the Denmark Open Super Series Premier in October 2012, beat World Championship bronze medallist PV Sindhu 21-14, 21-17 in 40 minutes Sunday to take the title she had won in 2009.

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