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  • I believed I could beat Lin Dan: Kidambi Srikanth -339 minutes ago

    Having created history by defeating Lin Dan of China in his own backyard at the China Open Super Series Premier, K Srikanth said he always believed in his abilities. ...
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu enters Macau Open final 36 minutes ago

    Macau: Leading woman shuttler PV Sindhu entered the women's singles final of the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold, registering a comprehensive win over Thailand's Busanan Ongbumrungpan on Saturday. Defending champion Sindhu had a facile 21-14, 21-15 win over the World No.23 in 42 minutes at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion....
  • PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy enter Macau Open semis 23 hours 15 minutes ago

    Macau: Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and H.S. Prannoy came out with contrasting wins to enter their respective semi-finals at the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold on Friday. While defending champion Sindhu defeated China's Li Han 21-17, 19-21, 21-16 in a marathon encounter which lasted an hour and three minutes, Prannoy...
  • Sindhu, Prannoy in quarters, Praneeth bows out in Macau Yesterday

    Macau: PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy entered the quarterfinals of the women's and men's singles of the Macau Grand Prix Gold after posting hard-fought victories in their respective matches, here on Friday. However, it was curtains for B Sai Praneeth, who went down fighting against Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia in...
  • Shuttler Saina Nehwal seeded fifth for World Super Series Finals Yesterday

    Kuala Lumpur: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and leading Indian male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth were seeded fifth and sixth, respectively on Thursday, for the $1,000,000 World Super Series Finals Dec 17-21. The tournament will be held in the Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai. Srikanth, who won the China Open Super Series Premier, will...
  • Kidambi Srikanth jumps to 8th spot in badminton rankings Yesterday

    Kuala Lumpur: Leading Indian male singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth jumped two places to the eighth position in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. The 21-year-old recently entered the semi-final in the Hong Kong Open, which helped him rise two places as comptriot Parupalli Kashyap also rose a...
  • I believed I could beat Lin Dan: K Srikanth 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: Having created history by defeating Lin 'super' Dan of China in his own backyard at the China Open Super Series Premier, K Srikanth has revealed that he always believed in his abilities and had backed himself to go all the way against the two-time Olympic gold medallist. Srikanth said he...
  • China Open win confidence booster, says shuttler Kidambi Srikanth 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: India's leading shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Wednesday said his recent China Open Super Series Premier victory was a major confidence booster. World No.10 Srikanth Nov 16 clinched his first Super Series title in Fuzhou beating legendary Chinese great and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the final. "Being the first Indian...
  • Shuttlers PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy, B Sai Praneeth win in Macau 2 days ago

    Macau: Defending champion PV Sindhu reached the pre-quarterfinals of the Macau Grand Prix Gold in women's singles while HS Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth too tasted victories in men's singles as Indian shuttlers had a good day in office on Wednesday. World No. 10 Sindhu took a little less than half...
  • China Open triumph was special: Saina Nehwal 3 days ago

    Frankly, it was Vimal Sir who insisted that I should play China Open. I was not keen initially, as there was little time to prepare. ...
  • Sourav Verma, Sai Praneeth progress in Macau Open 3 days ago

    Macau: Indian shuttlers Sourav Verma and B Sai Praneeth lived upto their billing and comfortably progressed to the second round of the men's singles event even as compatriots Ajay Jayram and Arvind Bhatt failed to clear the opening hurdle at the 2014 Macau Open on Tuesday. While seventh seed Verma defeated...
  • After conquering China, Saina Nehwal aims to become World No.1 4 days ago

    Hyderabad: Upbeat over winning the China Open title and moving up to the fourth spot in the latest BWF rankings, star shuttler Saina Nehwal says she is working on becoming the best in the world. "I am happy that, from world number nine to I reached world number four with three...
  • Shuttlers Anand Pawar, Saili Rane lose in Scottish Open semis 6 days ago

    Glasgow: The Indian campaign at the $50,000 Scottish Open Grand Prix came an end as Anand Pawar and Saili Rane lost their respective semi-final matches at the Emirates Arena on Saturday. Spanish second seed Beatriz Corrales defeated Saili 21-13, 24-22 in 39 minutes in their first women's singles career meet. The match...
  • Best minds don't get into coaching, make it lucrative: Pullela Gopichand 1 week ago

    Hyderabad: Indian badminton may be basking in glory with Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal winning the China Open but chief coach Pullela Gopichand warned that it would be difficult to produce next level of world-class shuttlers if the country fails to attract great coaches. The former All England Champion reckoned that...
  • K Srikanth loses in Hong Kong Open semis 1 week ago

    Hong Kong: India's campaign in the Hong Kong Super Series came to an end after young shuttler Kidambi Srikanth suffered a three-game loss to top seed Chen Long of China in the semi-finals of the men's singles event of the USD 350,000 event on Saturday. Srikanth, who broke into the top...
  • Shuttlers Anand Pawar, Saili Rana in Scottish Open quarters 1 week ago

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers Anand Pawar and Saili Rane reached the quarter-finals of their respective categories at the $50,000 Scottish Open Grand Prix. Men's singles seventh seed Pawar defeated Dutch Erik Meijs 21-17, 21-17 in 43 minutes at the Emirates Arena. With the win the Mumbaikar extended his career record to 3-0...
  • Saina Nehwal bows out of Hong Kong Super Series November 21, 2014

    Hong Kong: India's campaign in the women's singles of the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Super Series came to an end after ace shuttler Saina Nehwal was stunned by Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarter-finals on Friday. Seeded third, Saina went down 15-21, 19-21 to her lower ranked opponent...
  • Anand Pawar, Saili Rane advance to pre-quarters in Scottish Open November 20, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers had a good day in office with Anand Pawar and Saili Rane notching up victories in men's and women's singles respectively to advance to the pre-quarterfinals of the Scottish Open Grand Prix here on Thursday. Seeded seventh in the tournament, Pawar registered an easy 21-7 21-15 win over...
  • Saina, Srikanth advance; Sindhu loses in Hong Kong Open November 20, 2014

    Hong Kong: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth posted contrasting victories to enter the quarter-finals of the women's and men's singles competition respectively in the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Super Series in Kowloon on Thursday. However, it was curtains for teen sensation P V Sindhu, who suffered a three-game...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth look set for World Super Series Finals November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth look set to qualify for the prestigious year-ending World Super Series Finals to be held in Dubai December 17-21. The $1-million tournament sees the top-8 players in each of the sport's five categories compete for the titles. Points are calculated throughout the...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth rise in rankings November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Riding on their recent China Open title victories in Fuzhou, India's Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth rose up the ladder in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. While Olympic bronze medallist Saina jumped a place to No.4 in women's singles, Srikanth, who defeated two-time Olympic...
  • Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu in 2nd round of Hong Kong Open November 19, 2014

    Hong Kong: Continuing his giant-killing spree, Kidambi Srikanth stunned World No.7 Chou Tien Chen to advance to the second round of the $350,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series along with leading women shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu at the Hong Kong Coliseum here Wednesday. Srikanth, fresh from defeating two-time Olympic...
  • Never thought could beat 'Super' Dan, says Kidambi Srikanth November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Newly-crowned China Open champion Kidambi Srikanth on Monday said he never took the victory for granted and never believed that he could pull it off until he won as he knew that his opponent in the final - two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China - could make...
  • China Open winners Saina and Srikanth eye Hong Kong titles November 17, 2014

    Hong Kong: Fresh from their sensational title triumphs in China, India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth will now train their guns on the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers in Kowloon on Tuesday. Saina and Srikanth created history on Sunday by winning...
  • Sachin Tendulkar tweets the best gift he received on completing a year as an ex-cricketer November 17, 2014

    You can take a sportsperson out of sports but you can't take sports out of a sportsperson. And India's greatest ever cricketer is no exception. Sachin Tendulkar completed his first year away from cricket on Sunday, having retired on November 16, 2013, in what was a fortnight-long celebration ending in a...
  • Kidambi Srikanth 'gifts' title to coach Pullela Gopichand November 16, 2014

    Fuzhou: Newly crowned China Open champion Kidambi Srikanth on Sunday "gifted" his Super Series Premier title to India's chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on his 41st birthday. Sunday turned out to be a watershed moment in Indian badminton's history as for the first time two titles are coming home from...
  • I will remember China Open win for life: Saina Nehwal November 16, 2014

    Fuzhou: India's leading shuttler Saina Nehwal on Sunday said she will remember her win at the China Open Super Series Premier for the rest of her life. World No.5 Saina defeated Japan's Akane Yamaguchi 21-12, 22-20 in 42 minutes to bag her third women's singles crown of the year. She had...
  • Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa congratulate K Srikanth November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: India's top doubles badminton pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa congratulated compatriot Kidambi Srikanth for beating two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the final to clinch the China Open Super Series Premier men's singles title in Fuzhou Sunday. "My heartiest congratulations to Srikanth..well done...amazing victory," tweeted Jwala. Ashwini tweeted:...
  • It was one of my toughest wins, says ecstatic Saina Nehwal November 16, 2014

    Fuzhou: Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal said the triumph at the China Open Super Series Premier was one of her "toughest" and it showed that the hard work was paying off. World No. 5 Saina had to draw from her reservoir of experience to stave off the challenge of the Akane Yamaguchi...
  • Coach Gopichand elated at Saina and Srikanth's China Open success November 16, 2014

    Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal clinched the China Open Super Series Premier tournament after beating young Akane Yamaguchi of Japan. ...