Pullela Gopichand

  • Pullela Gopichand confident of making last-8 of Thomas and Uber Cup 30-03-2014 07:47 PM

    New Delhi: Indian men have been drawn alongside heavy-weight Malaysia and Germany, while women's pool features Thailand in the Thomas and Uber Cups to be held from May 18-25. India have a slightly tough draw in the men's section, which include Korea besides Malaysia and Germany while the women group...
  • German Open win will instill new life in Arvind's career: Gopichand 03-03-2014 11:03 PM

    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...
  • Shuttler Arvind Bhat clinches German Open title 02-03-2014 11:38 PM

    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...
  • Hope to see many more Saina-Sindhu finals: Pullela Gopichand 27-01-2014 04:49 PM

    Lucknow: Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand hopes his two most famous proteges -- Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and World Championship bronze medallist P V Sindhu -- play many more finals against each other like they did here at the India Grand Prix Gold. Gopichand, who was named for...
  • Saina Nehwal dedicates title to Gopichand, parents 27-01-2014 09:28 AM

    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...
  • Paes, Gopichand get Padma Bhushan; Yuvraj Padma Shri 25-01-2014 08:43 PM

    New Delhi: Tennis star Leander Paes and badminton player-turned-coach Pullela Gopichand were on Saturday selected for the prestigious Padma Bhushan awards while cricketer Yuvraj Singh was among the seven sportspersons chosen for this year's Padma Shri award. Squash player Dipika Pallikal, former Indian women's cricket captain Anjum Chopra, Sunil Dabas...
  • I am expecting Saina Nehwal to do well: Pullela Gopichand 21-01-2014 07:36 PM

    Lucknow: After going without a single title in the 2013 season, Saina Nehwal is hungry for success and chief national coach Pullela Gopichand is hoping that the Indian ace will be able to snap her poor streak at the Syed Modi International tournament, starting Wednesday. Gopichand hoped it will be...
  • Hectic schedule affected Saina's performance: Gopichand 21-11-2013 09:47 PM

    Hyderabad: National Coach Pullela Gopichand feels the "hectic" international and domestic schedule has taken a toll on Saina Nehwal's fitness and form this season but exuded confidence that "solid training" will make the Indian ace battle-ready for next year. The 23-year-old Saina had a poor run this season as she...
  • I am surprised why Gopichand is quiet: Jwala Gutta 25-10-2013 04:34 PM

    New Delhi: Embattled shuttler Jwala Gutta Friday said she is surprised that India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is still silent on the proposed life ban on her by BAI for an alleged disciplinary breach. "I am really surprised why the chief coach is quiet. Why he has nothing to...
  • Saina will play in Denmark Open, says Gopichand 06-09-2013 09:38 PM

    Hyderabad: Saina Nehwal, who has decided to skip the Japan Open Super Series tournament this month, will play in the Denmark Open in October, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand said here on Friday. "She will be playing in Denmark and France," he told reporters here on the sidelines of inauguration...
  • Saina Nehwal to skip Japan Open 05-09-2013 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: World No.4 Saina Nehwal and a few other Indian doubles shuttlers will skip the Japan Open Super Series in Tokyo from Sep 17-22 to concentrate on the European circuit in October. "A few players have been withdrawn from Japan Open following their request and advice of chief national...
  • Gopichand delighted with good start to IBL 18-08-2013 03:43 PM

    Mumbai: Indian badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Sunday said the IPL-style Indian Badminton League (IBL) has got off to a good start and generated a lot of interest in people. "It is important to get a good start and the IBL has got a good start. It has created a...
  • P V Sindhu can improve further, feels Pullela Gopichand 09-08-2013 07:57 PM

    Guangzhou: National coach Pullela Gopichand expressed satisfaction after P V Sindhu's superb show ensured India a bronze medal at the World Championship here today but at the same time reminded that Saina Nehwal would make a comeback despite her quarter-final loss. "It is good to have a win after two...
  • Semi-final is our next target, says Pullela Gopichand 08-08-2013 08:41 PM

    Guangzhou: India's chief coach Pullela Gopichand on Thursday commended the stunning performances of his wards, including PV Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap, but asked them to step up the gas and reach the semi-finals of the ongoing World Badminton Championships. India's rising shuttler Sindhu registered a stunning 21-18, 23-21 victory over...
  • Big chance for crop of young players: Pullela Gopichand 31-07-2013 05:06 PM

    New Delhi: Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand has said the new crop of Indian players was coming along well and that they have a great opportunity to showcase their promise at the World Championships, starting Monday in Guangzhou. "I think the younger crop is coming along well and it...
  • Gopichand is doing a good job with Indian players: Schenk 30-07-2013 06:22 PM

    New Delhi: World number four Juliane Schenk of Germany has heaped praise on Pullela Gopichand, saying the Indian chief coach is doing a "great job" in helping the young shuttlers perform at world stage. Schenk, who won the the bronze medal at the last edition of World Championship in London,...
  • Saina has good chance in World Championships: Gopichand 24-07-2013 10:41 PM

    Kolkata: Praising India's top shuttler Saina Nehwal for her hard work, national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand Wednesday said she has a good chance of winning top honours at the upcoming World Championships in China. "She is a role model for the young players. I think going into the tournament Saina...
  • Gopichand defends slashing base price of Jwala, Ashwini 24-07-2013 06:30 PM

    Kolkata: The base price of two of the six Icon Players, who went unsold in the the Indian Badminton League (IBL), was reduced to ensure they did not suffer a financial loss, national coach Pullela Gopichand asserted Wednesday At the inaugural players' auction for the IBL Monday, organisers were forced...
  • Bindra, Gopichand to share experiences with aspiring Olympians 08-07-2013 09:23 PM

    Bangalore: Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and former All England Badminton Champion Pullela Gopichand among others will share their experiences with aspiring Olympians at a first-of-its-kind athletes' conclave organised by GoSports Foundation here on July 17. The GoSports Foundation Athletes' Conclave is aimed at creating an interactive platform, providing a...
  • Shuttler Sindhu eyes top-10 bracket 07-05-2013 08:41 AM

    Hyderabad: After winning her first major international title, the Malaysia Grand Prix Gold 2013, ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu is aiming to break into top 10 by the end of this year. She is currently ranked world number 13. Sindhu arrived at the P Gopichand Badminton Academy to a...
  • Gopichand happy with emerging crop of players 28-04-2013 02:27 PM

    New Delhi: Seeing his protege Saina Nehwal departing early from India Open, national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand was expectedly sad but that feeling was more or less neutralised when he witnessed the gritty performances of young players such as PV Sindhu. "We have had a whole lot of players emerging...
  • England badminton coach all praise for Gopichand and Saina 26-04-2013 07:15 PM

    New Delhi: England's chief coach Jokob Hoi has hailed Pullela Gopichand for changing the Indian badminton scene and is all praise for the country's Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal. Talking to IANS, Hoi said Indian badminton owes its success to Gopichand, an All-England Champion. The Englishman feels Indian badminton has...
  • Will try to win India Open, says Saina Nehwal 15-04-2013 05:25 PM

    New Delhi: Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal is upbeat about her prospects in the India Open Super Series but added that the tournament draw is tough and winning won't be easy. A total of 220 players from 18 nations will be aiming to win the $200,000 tier-two tournament to be held...
  • Gopichand defends Saina for 'retiring' on match point 19-12-2012 10:00 PM

    Lucknow: National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Wednesday came out in defence of Saina Nehwal after she "retired" on match point from the women's singles first round of the Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold at the Babu Banarsi Das Indoor Stadium here. In controversial circumstances, Saina, India's Olympic...
  • Saina Nehwal stands by under-fire Gopichand 07-11-2012 09:02 PM

    Hyderabad: Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal stood by her coach Pullela Gopichand, who had been accused of "mental harassment" by doubles specialist Prajakta Sawant, stating that she is totally "unaware" about "how these things are coming out." "Look at me. I am standing here today as World No 3. I would...
  • Shuttler accuses Gopichand of mental harassment 07-11-2012 09:02 PM

    Mumbai: In a relief to shuttler Prajakta Sawant, who had accused national coach Pullela Gopichand of mental harassment, the Bombay High Court has allowed the badminton player to attend the training camp at Gopichand's academy in Hyderabad. Sawant, 19, who has won seven international medals, had approached the high court...