• Tommy Sugiarto shocks Lin Dan to reach India Open semis

    New Delhi: Indonesian shuttler Tommy Sugiarto fought off the heat and two-time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan of China on Friday to advance to the semi-final at the India Open.Tommy Sugiarto dropping to his knees to celebrate his India Open victory over Lin Dan. (Photo: S. Subramanium)

    Tommy Sugiarto dropping to his knees to celebrate his India Open victory over Lin Dan. (Photo: S. Subramanium)

  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth advance at India Open

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and P Kashyap reached the second round while young Sameer Verma created the biggest upset of the day by stunning World No. 9 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus at the USD 275,000 Yonex Sunrise India Super Series badminton tournament on Wednesday.Saina Nehwal could become the new No.1 women’s singles player in badminton by end of this week (photo: Saina Nehwal's twitter)

    Saina Nehwal could become the new No.1 women’s singles player in badminton by end of this week (photo: Saina Nehwal's twitter)

  • Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth gear up for India Open

    New Delhi: Avenging her All England loss to Spain's Carolina Marin and clinching the World No. 1 status will be on her mind when ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal leads the home challenge in the Yonex Sunrise India Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers on Tuesday.Saina Nehwal (left) and Carolina Marin could play their way into the world No.1 spot at the India Open Super Series.

    Saina Nehwal (left) and Carolina Marin could play their way into the world No.1 spot at the India Open Super Series.

  • Cash reward for Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth

    New Delhi: Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta on Tuesday announced a cash award of Rs. 5 lakh each to World No. 2 Saina Nehwal and Commonwealth Games champion P Kashyap for their impressive performance on the international stage.Saina Nehwal has become the biggest threat to the Chinese women's singles team

    Saina Nehwal has become the biggest threat to the Chinese women's singles team

  • Kidambi Srikanth, Lu Kai/Cai Yun lift Swiss Open

    Basel: With four out of five events went down to the wire, Sunday's Swiss Open finals could go down as one of the most exciting finals in Swiss Open history.

    World No. 4 Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who created a major upset in the 2014 China Open Super Series Premier by beating five-time World champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan, showed nerves of steel on Sunday to prevail over his Danish opponent Viktor Alexson who ranked sixth in the world, winning 21-15, 12-21, 21-14 in the thrilling summit clash of the USD 120,000 event as the contest lasted 47 minutes.Goh V Shem (pink shirt left)/Tan Wee Kiong put up a good fight before beaten by Cai Yun (blue shirt left)/Lu Kai at Swiss Open final

    Goh V Shem (pink shirt left)/Tan Wee Kiong put up a good fight before beaten by Cai Yun (blue shirt left)/Lu Kai at Swiss Open final

  • Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, Kidambi Srikanth in Swiss Open finals

    Basel: As Malaysia's sole representatives in the men's doubles, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were pushed hard by Indonesian pair Gideon Markus Fernaldi/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo before booking the Swiss Open final berths on Sunday.Kidambi Srikanth beats Jayaram to reach Swiss Open final (photo: Swiss Badminton Open)

    Kidambi Srikanth beats Jayaram to reach Swiss Open final (photo: Swiss Badminton Open)

  • Swiss Open: Tan Wee Kiong/Goh V Shem, Kidambi Srikanth in semis

    Basel: Malaysia's men’s doubles shuttlers Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong have cruised to the 2015 Swiss Open semi-finals after defeating Japan's Takuto Inoue/Yuki Kaneko 23-21, 21-18 at the quarter-finals of Swiss Open on Friday.Hope that Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong can pull through at the Swiss Open

    Hope that Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong can pull through at the Swiss Open

  • Kidambi Srikanth leads Indian team into 3rd round of Swiss Open

    Basel: Top seed Kidambi Srikanth along with other Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram and B Sai Praneeth entered the third round of the USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship on Wednesday.B Sai Praneeth is one of the rising badminton stars from India (photo: Badminton Swiss Open)

    B Sai Praneeth is one of the rising badminton stars from India (photo: Badminton Swiss Open)

  • Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho, Saina Nehwal win India Masters

    Lucknow: In an action-packed final day of Syed Modi India Masters, 27-year-old  Amelia Alicia Anscelly and 26-year-old Soong Fie Cho of Malaysia upset compatriot top seeds Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei 22-20, 21-15 to win their first title since the 2013,2014 Iran International Challenge.

    "We've played together for 3 years, and this is the biggest title we've won so far. We hope we can keep playing well to qualify for the 2016 Olympics," said Amelia.Vivian Hoo (yellow shirt, left) / Woon Khe Wei on the podium with Soong Fie Cho (black shirt, left) - Amelia Alicia Anscelly

    Vivian Hoo (yellow shirt, left) / Woon Khe Wei on the podium with Soong Fie Cho (black shirt, left) - Amelia Alicia Anscelly

  • Chong Wei Feng fizzles out, Peng Soon/Pei Jing march on

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian shuttler Chong Wei Feng sustained a hamstring injury at India Masters on Friday when the score was tied at 8-8 in the second set against top seed Kidambi Srikanth of India. Wei Feng won the first set at 21-17, lost in second set 12-21 while playing through the injury, before he gave Srikanth a walkover in the third set. Kidambi Srikanth will play H. S. Prannoy in the semi-final while Parupalli Kashyap will cross sword with Denmark player Viktor Axelsen in another men's singles semis.Wish Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon good luck at India Masters

    Wish Lai Pei Jing (left) and Chan Peng Soon good luck at India Masters

  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, Chong Wei Feng reach India Masters quarters

    Lucknow: Defending champion Saina Nehwal and World number five Kidambi Srikanth were among the nine Indian shuttlers who entered the quarterfinals of the singles events at the Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Thursday.Saina Nehwal is now world number 3 in the latest BWF world ranking

    Saina Nehwal is now world number 3 in the latest BWF world ranking

  • Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal in 3rd round of India Masters

    Lucknow: World number four Kidambi Srikanth and Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap sailed into the third round of Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after scoring easy wins on what turned out to be a good outing for Indian shuttlers here today.

    This was after country's top women shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu made it to the second round.Kidambi Srikanth (third right), Parupalli Kashyap (second right) advance to third round of Syed Modi Badminton

    Kidambi Srikanth (third right), Parupalli Kashyap (second right) advance to third round of Syed Modi Badminton

  • Kidambi Srikanth: Staying in top-5 will be challenging

    By Suhrid Barua

    History beckoned Indian badminton as Kidambi Srikanth became the third Indian men’s singles shuttler to break into the top-5 in world rankings after the illustrious duo of Prakash Padukone (reached number one) and Pullea Gopichand (reached number four).

    The 21-year-old Guntur boy scaled new heights in 2014, winning the China Open Superseries Premier beating Lin Dan in the final. He also made it to the final of the India Open Grand Prix Gold and the semi-finals in Hong Kong and the SuperSeries Finals in Dubai, which greatly shaped up his ranking leap.Kidambi Srikanth beats Lin Dan to win China Open

    Kidambi Srikanth beats Lin Dan to win China Open

  • Sarawak Badminton Association (SBA) ready for dialogue

    Kuching: The Sarawak Badminton Association (SBA) will soon organise the much awaited dialogue as requested by some of its coaches and parents of players after all association top brass are back from their festive holidays.

    This was announced by SBA’s honorary secretary Abdul Hadi Abdul Kadir through a press statement issued to the local media yesterday.Tommy Sugiarto plays in next year’s Yonex Sunrise Malaysia Grand Prix Gold from Jan 13-18

    Tommy Sugiarto plays in next year’s Yonex Sunrise Malaysia Grand Prix Gold from Jan 13-18

  • Chen Long is the new World No.1

    Kuala Lumpur: In the newly released badminton world rankings by Badminton World Federation (BWF), Chen Long of China who was crowned the Dubai Superseries Finals champion last Sunday, leaped past Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia to end the year as the world No.1.The latest BWF world rankings

    The latest BWF world rankings

  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, K. Srikanth lead Indian badminton to new heights

    New Delhi: 2014 is a great year for Indian badminton. Indian shuttlers clinched eight individual titles and also broke new grounds in team championships, making India a dominant force at the badminton world.Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth win China Open titles

    Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth win China Open titles

  • Chen Long vs Hans-Kristian Vittinghus at 2014 Dubai Superseries final

    Dubai: China's World champion and tournament top seed Chen Long survived a scare against India's Kidambi Srikanth tonight on his way to the men's finals of the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals.

    Srikanth, India's remaining hope in the competition, and the 2014 China Open winner, started strongly and raced to an 18-15 lead in the first game before Chen found his rhythm, eventually running out the winner 21-18, 21-9.Chen Long will meet Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Men's Finals

    Chen Long will meet Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Men's Finals

  • K. Srikanth & Chen Long on Dubai Superseries semi-final collision course

    Chen Long takes on K. Srikanth in the Dubai Superseries semi-final

    Chen Long takes on K. Srikanth in the Dubai Superseries semi-final

  • Chen Long, K. Srikanth book Dubai semi-final berths

    Dubai: World number two Chen Long, fought back from a set down, to beat Danish badminton player Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 13-21 21-10 21-9 in 57 minutes on Thursday.China men's badminton team enjoy the Arabic style at Dubai

    China men's badminton team enjoy the Arabic style at Dubai

  • Chen Long beats Kidambi Srikanth to reach Hong Kong Open final

    Hong Kong: Top seed China’s Chen Long prevented Kidambi Srikanth from becoming synonymous with ‘Chinese-killer’ by blasted past the Indian in three sets in the semifinals of the men's singles event of the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Open on Saturday. Chen Long defeated Srikanth 21-17, 19-21, 21-6 in 64 minutes.Chen Long is on course to win the Hong Kong Open title

    Chen Long is on course to win the Hong Kong Open title

    Chen Long who defeated K. Srikanth at the BWF World Championships in August and zoomed to a 10-3 lead early in the first set. Chen eventually moved to the game point with a mid-court smash and soon pocketed the opening game when Srikanth hit the nets again.

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