Badminton

  • Arvind Bhat loses in semi-finals of New Zealand Open badminton 18-04-2014 06:32 PM

    New Delhi: German Open champion, Arvind Bhat of India on Friday crashed out of the New Zealand Open after suffering a straight-game defeat to top seed Jen Hao Hsu of Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals of the USD 50,000 Grand Prix event in Auckland. The fifth seeded Indian, went down...
  • Shuttler Arvind Bhat advances to New Zealand Open semis 17-04-2014 11:55 PM

    Auckland: Recently crowned German Open Grand Prix Gold winner Arvind Bhat came out with another fantastic performance to enter the men's singles semifinal of the New Zealand Badminton Open Grand Prix here on Thursday. The fifth seeded Bhat beat Malaysian third seed Chun Seang Tan in 56 minutes to win...
  • Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth rises to World No.16 17-04-2014 11:54 PM

    Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth made a remarkable leap of nine places in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings released on Thursday. Backed by his semifinal appearance at the recently concluded Singapore Open Super Series, where he lost to World No.1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, the Hyderabadi...
  • Shuttlers Sourabh, Arvind progress in New Zealand Open 15-04-2014 10:04 PM

    New Delhi: Indian shuttlers Sourabh Verma and Arvind Bhat entered the second round of the men's singles event at the SkyCity New Zealand Open with contrasting wins over their respective rivals in Auckland on Tuesday. While second seeded Sourabh got the better of local lad James Eunson in straight games,...
  • Srikanth goes down fighting to Lee Chong Wei in Singapore Open semis 12-04-2014 05:18 PM

    Singapore: India's rising shuttler Kidambi Srikanth went down in the men's singles semi-finals but not before giving a tough fight to Malaysian World No.1 Lee Chong Wei at the $300,000 Singapore Open Super Series here on Saturday. Despite putting up a strong showing against the top seed, the World No.25...
  • Singapore Open semi-final: as it happened 12-04-2014 02:57 PM

    Indian shuttler and world number 25 faces top seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in the Singapore Open badminton semi-finals. Srikanth got the better of world number 14 Hun Yu of Hong Kong 17-21, 21-14, 21-19 in a marathon quarter-final. Srikkanth battled for an hour and three minutes, to set...
  • Srikanth enters semis, Sindhu crashes out of Singapore Open 11-04-2014 04:54 PM

    Singapore: India's Kidambi Srikanth registered a hard-fought win to enter the semi-finals of the men's singles event of the Singapore Super Series even as P V Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth crashed out in straight games, here on Friday. Srikanth got the better of world number 14 Hun Yu of...
  • Sindhu, Srikanth and Sai Praneeth reach Singapore Open quarterfinals 10-04-2014 06:52 PM

    Singapore: Teen sensation P V Sindhu entered the quarterfinals with a victory in women's singles but it was young Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who created a flutter at the USD 300,000 Singapore Super Series, with a stunning win over world number 10 Tien Minh Nguyen of Vietnam on Thursday. Another...
  • PV Sindhu drops out of top-10 of singles rankings 10-04-2014 04:21 PM

    New Delhi: A first round exit from the India Open last week means PV Sindhu drops a place to No.11 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released Thursday. Spain's Carolina Marin jumped three places to No.10, overtaking the Indian. Meanwhile, Saina Nehwal retained her No.8 spot....
  • Saina Nehwal out but Sindhu advances to 2nd round of Singapore Open 09-04-2014 07:31 PM

    Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal's poor form in international arena continued as she suffered a first round exit in the Singapore Open Super Series while PV Sindhu made her way into the pre-quarterfinals after a hard-fought victory in women's singles on Wednesday. World number eight Saina fought for an hour...
  • Praneeth, Prannoy, Thulasi reach 2nd round of Singapore Open 09-04-2014 04:52 PM

    Singapore: Indian shuttlers B Sai Praneeth, H S Prannoy and P C Thulasi advanced to the second round of the USD 300,000 Singapore Super Series after registering contrasting victories on the opening day of the main draw on Wednesday. World number 45 Praneeth, who had come close to beating world...
  • Lee Chong Wei to play on until 2016 Rio Olympics 08-04-2014 11:53 AM

    Malaysia's world number one badminton player Lee Chong Wei has ruled out retirement and decided to carry on for two more years until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 31-year-old had hinted at retirement earlier this year after winning his 10th Malaysia Open title in Kuala Lumpur,...
  • Lee Chong Wei, Shixian Wang win India Open badminton titles 06-04-2014 09:13 PM

    New Delhi: Defending champion Lee Chong Wei produced one of his finest performances to retain the men's singles title with a straight-game victory over familiar foe Chen Long of China in the finals of the USD 250,000 Yonex Sunrise Metlife India Super Series on Sunday. In an all-Chinese women's singles...
  • Two-month Super Series break next season for elite shuttlers 06-04-2014 07:25 PM

    New Delhi: All England Championship will kickstart the World Super Series circuit in March next year as the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has decided to give a two-month break to the elite international shuttlers at the beginning of the new season. Maintaining its usual slot in the BWF calendar, the...
  • Lee Chong Wei to meet old foe Chen Long in India Open final 05-04-2014 08:28 PM

    New Delhi: World number one Lee Chong Wei on Saturday set up a summit clash with familiar foe China's Chen Long for the third time in the season, after both registered contrasting wins in the men's singles semi-finals of the USD 250,000 India Super Series here. Defending champion, Lee notched...
  • Indian doubles players struggling with tactics: Joachim Fischer 05-04-2014 02:14 PM

    New Delhi:Indian doubles players are struggling with tactics and not reading the game properly, according to mixed doubles star Joachim Fischer Nielsen of Denmark, who believes a Danish coach can provide new knowledge and solve the country's doubles woes. An accomplished doubles player, Fisher, who won at least eight Superseries...
  • Rio to be my last Olympics but Asian Games, CWG on mind now: Lee Chong Wei 04-04-2014 09:11 PM

    New Delhi: Two-time Olympic silver medallist, Lee Chong Wei on Friday said he will make a last-ditch attempt to win the elusive Olympic gold at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 but his priority this season remains winning titles at Commonwealth and Asian Games. Lee, who turns 32 in...
  • Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap crash out of India Open 04-04-2014 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Friday crashed out of the USD 250,000 India Super Series after suffering a straight-game defeat against world number two Yihan Wang in the quarterfinals of the women's singles competition at the Siri Fort complex on Friday. The world number eight Saina...
  • As it happened: Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap at India Open 04-04-2014 02:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian campaign came to an end as local hopes Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap lost their respective quarter-final matches at the $250,000 India Open Super Series on Friday. Former World Champion Yihan Wang of China continued her dominance over Saina, making her way into the women's singles...
  • Saina Nehwal, Sindhu are strong opponents: Li Xuerui 03-04-2014 09:30 PM

    New Delhi: Olympic champion Li Xuerui on Thursday lauded Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu and called them "strong opponents" against whom they can never afford to give an inch. "They are strong opponents, always tough to beat and we respect them. You see how Sindhu has beaten Shixiang...
  • I need to boost my confidence and fitness: Saina Nehwal 03-04-2014 09:20 PM

    New Delhi: London Olympic bronze medallist, Saina Nehwal feels she needs to be more "confident" and improve her fitness to battle the challenges of a hectic season that will test her mentally. "I am playing well. For the next tournaments, I will get time to be fully fit. But whatever...
  • Hawk-Eye makes badminton debut at India Open 03-04-2014 08:05 PM

    New Delhi: Renowned tracking system Hawk-Eye technology, used in sports like tennis to determine line calls, has made its badminton debut at the India Open Super Series here. After testing various instant-review technologies, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has contracted Hawk-Eye Innovations to provide instant-reviews for major events. This includes...
  • Shuttler Sindhu drops to No.10 in rankings 03-04-2014 04:29 PM

    New Delhi: India's P.V. Sindhu dropped a place to No.10 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released on Thursday. The 2011 World Championship bronze medallist didn't help her cause as she lost the opener at the $250,000 India Open Super Series against Chinese World No.3 Shixian...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kashyap in India Open quarters 03-04-2014 04:17 PM

    New Delhi: India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap won in contrasting styles to enter the quarter-finals of their respective categories at the $250,000 India Open Super Series here on Thursday. While eighth seeded Saina needed only 35 minutes to breeze past Thai Natcha Saengchote 21-15, 21-12, Kashyap beat...
  • Top shuttlers could miss part of Indian Badminton League 02-04-2014 08:03 PM

    New Delhi: Top shuttlers including Lee Chong Wei, Saina Nehwal or P.V. Sindhu could miss part of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) which is coinciding with the $600,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier to be held in Odense. The Badminton Association of India (BAI) announced on Monday that the second...
  • Parupalli Kashyap stuns Zhengming in India Open 02-04-2014 06:53 PM

    New Delhi: India's Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday produced one of his finest performances as he stunned world number seven Chinese Zhengming Wang in a thrilling three-game victory in the USD 250,000 India Super Series badminton tournament here on Wednesday. Kashyap, who played with a strapping on his shoulder after suffering...
  • Saina Nehwal is struggling for form, says Malaysian badminton legend 01-04-2014 02:50 PM

    New Delhi: Malaysian badminton legend Rashid Sidek feels that India's best bet in the sport Saina Nehwal is currently struggling for form. Though the World No.8 ended her 15-month title drought by winning the India Grand Prix Gold in January, she failed to make an impact against top shuttlers in...
  • Indian Badminton League to be held from September 30 to October 15 31-03-2014 08:02 PM

    New Delhi: The second edition of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) will be held from September 30 to October 15, the IBL Governing Council said on Monday. The governing council has decided to allow franchisees to increase the team strength from 11 in the first year to 13 players. Each...
  • Defending champion Ratchanok Intanon withdraws from India Open badminton 31-03-2014 07:46 PM

    New Delhi: Reigning badminton World Champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand will not be defending her India Open Super Series women's singles title as she has withdrawn her entry. The current World No.4 shuttler cited medical reasons for skipping the $250,000 event which will be underway from Tuesday at the Siri...
  • Home shuttlers face tough draws at India Open 31-03-2014 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: A large Indian contingent led by top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu will be vying for honours in the toughest India Open Super Series yet, which commences at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Tuesday. Chief coach Pullela Gopichand affirmed that this edition of the country's premier...