German Open

  • German Open win will instill new life in Arvind's career: Gopichand March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian chief national coach Pullela Gopichand on Monday described shuttler Arvind Bhat's performance in German Open as "phenomenal" and said the title victory has handed a new lease of life to his international badminton career. Two-time former national champion, Arvind Bhat, 34, became the second Indian male shuttler after...
  • Shuttler Arvind Bhat clinches German Open title March 2, 2014

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: Seasoned campaigner Arvind Bhat reached a new high in his badminton career when he defeated Danish Hans-Kristian Vittinghus to clinch the men's singles title of the $120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold here on Sunday. The Indian veteran struck the form of his life at the age...
  • Arvind reaches semi-finals of German Open Grand Prix Gold March 1, 2014

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: Senior Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat advanced to the semi-finals of the USD 120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold after registering a straight-game victory over Danish 14th seed Viktor Axelsen here. The two-time former national champion, Arvind thrashed the 14th seeded Danish 21-17 21-14 in a 35-minute men's...
  • HS Prannoy stuns Parupalli Kashyap in German Open badminton February 26, 2014

    Germany: Young HS Prannoy on Wednesday pulled off one of the biggest upsets of his career as he overwhelmed his much higher-ranked Indian compatriot Parupalli Kashyap at the USD 120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold. Before that, other Indian shuttlers in the fray, Anand Pawar and Arvind Bhat, entered the third...
  • Anand Pawar storms into German Open QF February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian shuttler Anand Pawar eased past Hsuan Yi Hsueh of Taipei in straight games to storm into the men's singles quarter-finals of the German Open badminton championship in Mlheim an der Ruhr, Germany on Thursday. World number 51 Anand took just 29 minutes to get the better of Hsueh...
  • Anand Pawar reaches pre-quarters of German Open February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian shuttler Anand Pawar notched up a straight-game win over sixth seed Viktor Axelsen to join compatriot Ajay Jayaram in the pre-quarter-finals of the German Open badminton championship in Mlheim an der Ruhr, Germany. World number 51 Anand raised his game and rode on his smashes to outclass Viktor,...
  • Ajay Jayaram enters pre-quarters of German Open February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian shuttler Ajay Jayram stormed into the pre-quarterfinals of the men's singles event of the German Open badminton championship after notching up a straight game win over Riichi Takeshita of Japan in Mlheim an der Ruhr, Germany Thursday. World number 32 and seeded 10th in the tournament, Jayram prevailed...
  • Shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa starts well in Germany February 27, 2013

    Mulheim: Indian shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa got off to a winning start on Wednesday when she won both her women's and mixed doubles first round matches at the German Open Grand Prix Gold here. Partnering Maharashtra's Pradnya Gadre, the Bangalore girl overcame Dutch pairing of Samantha Barning and Eefje Muskens 22-20, 21-11...
  • Jayaram, Anand and Arvind advance to 2nd round of German Open February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram, Anand Pawar and Arvind Bhat reached the second round of the German Open badminton championship after notching up contrasting victories in their respective men's singles matches at Mlheim an der ruhr, Germany. World number 32 Jayaram, seeded 10th, prevailed over Brice Leverdez of France 21-12...
  • 10 Indian players to take part in German Open Table Tennis October 31, 2012

    New Delhi: A 10member Indian table tennis team, including reigning national champion Anthony Amalraj and Achanta Sharath Kamal, will participate in the GAC Group ITTF World Tour German Open which began on Wednesday at Bremen. Some of the players named in the team are already in Sweden playing in the European...
  • Badminton: Arvind loses in 2nd round of German Open February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat went down fighting against Hyun Il Lee of Singapore 1921, 2119, 1521 in the second round of the men's singles event in the German Open Grand Prix Gold in Mulheim an der Ruhr. It was also curtains for P Kashyap and Ajay Jayaram, both of...
  • Arvind, Anand reach second round of German Open February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian shuttlers Arvind Bhat and Anand Pawar crossed the firstround hurdle but it was curtains for their compatriots P Kashyap and Ajay Jayaram in the men's singles competition of the German Open Grand Prix Gold in Mulheim an der Ruhr. Former national champion Arvind reached the second round after...
  • Safina faces Dementieva in German Open final May 11, 2008

    Berlin: Dinara Safina of Russia booked a place in the German Open final with a 6-4, 6-1 win over unseeded Belarussian teenager Victoria Azarenka on Saturday. The 22-year-old 13th seed has beaten world No. 1 Justine Henin and eight times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams this week and will play fellow...
  • Safina ends Serena's win streak at German Open May 10, 2008

    Berlin: Dinara Safina ended Serena Willaims' 17-match winning streak with a 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (5) victory on Friday to reach the German Open semi-finals. The 17th-ranked Russian kept pressuring Serena's backhand, the same tactic that worked a day earlier in an upset of top-ranked Justine Henin. Both players held serve throughout the...
  • Rivals see Henin as big threat at French Open May 9, 2008

    Berlin: Even after another painful loss on Thursday at the German Open, Justine Henin's rivals still think the Belgian can pull it together to win a fifth French Open next month. Dinara Safina said the world No. 1 can bounce back after she beat Henin 5-7, 6-3, 6-1. Serena Williams had...