SWISS OPEN

  • Need to be consistent to play first ever Olympics: Kidambi Srikanth March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: India ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth feels the Swiss Open win has put him on course for a first-ever Olympic qualification but says he still needs to be more consistent to actually make the cut for the 2016 Rio Games and achieve a 'dream' ranking of World No. 1...
  • Kidambi Srikanth creates history by winning Swiss Open badminton title March 15, 2015

    Basel: Putting his All England Open disappointment behind, top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth displayed pure class to oust defending champion Viktor Axelsen and clinch the men's singles title at the $120,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold here on Sunday. In the final at St. Jakobshalle, the top seed defeated the Dane...
  • Badminton: Srikanth enters Swiss Open semi-finals March 13, 2015

    Basel: Top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth entered the men's singles semi-finals following his straight games win over Japanese eighth seed Takuma Ueda at the $120,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold here on Friday. The top seed won 21-11, 21-12 in 31 minutes at St. Jakobshalle to take a 2-1 lead over...
  • Badminton: Srikanth joins Ajay Jayaram at quarters of Swiss Open March 13, 2015

    Basel: Top seed K Srikanth survived a scare before prevailing over Denmark's Emil Holst in a three-game match to reach the quarter-finals of the USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship. The World No. 4 Indian recovered from a one-game deficit to see off Holst, ranked 57th in the world,...
  • Ajay Jayaram reaches quarter-finals of Swiss Open March 12, 2015

    Basel: Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram inflicted a straight-game defeat on Tzu Wei Wang of Chinese Taipei to reach the quarter-finals of USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship on thursday. Jayaram, who had won the Dutch Open last year, prevailed over 13th seed Wang 21-17 21-16 in a 35-minute men's...
  • Badminton: Srikanth, Sai Praneeth, Pawar in Swiss Open third round March 11, 2015

    Basel: Leading Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, B. Sai Praneeth and Anand Pawar reached the third round of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at the St. Jakobshalle stadium on Wednesday. World No.5 Srikanth defeated Germany's World No.60 Dieter Domke 21-10, 21-14 in 25 minutes. In the next round, the 23-year-old...
  • Pablo Andujar beats Juan Monaco to win Swiss Open title July 27, 2014

    Pablo Andujar of Spain won his first title in more than two years on Sunday, beating Juan Monaco of Argentina 63, 75 in the Swiss Open final. It was the 71stranked Andujar's third career title, all on clay courts. He also won at Casablanca, Morocco, in 2011 and 2012. Andujar got the...
  • Pablo Andujar, Juan Monaco advance to Swiss Open final July 27, 2014

    Unseeded pair Pablo Andujar and Juan Monaco advanced on Saturday to the Swiss Open title match. Andujar, ranked No. 71, beat fourthseeded Fernando Verdasco 63, 67 (2), 61 in an allSpain semifinal at the claycourt Roy Emerson Arena. Argentina's Monaco rallied from losing the first three games to win 63, 76 (4)...
  • Twotime champ Thomaz Bellucci wins 1st match at Swiss Open July 22, 2014

    Switzerland: Twotime champion Thomaz Bellucci won his firstround match at the Swiss Open on Tuesday, beating Gerald Melzer of Austria 63, 64. The 93rdranked Brazilian, who next plays fifthseeded Federico Delbonis of Argentina, won two of his three career titles on clay in the Swiss mountains, in 2009 and 2012. Last year's...
  • Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap knocked out of Swiss Open March 15, 2014

    Basel: Third seeded shuttler Parupalli Kashyap was knocked out of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold after losing his men's singles semifinal at St. Jakobshalle here Saturday. Chinese World No.27 Houwei Tian upset the Hyderabadi 21-17, 21-11 in 42 minutes in their first ever clash. World No.9 P.V. Sindhu plays her...
  • Sindhu saunters past World No.2 to reach Swiss Open semis March 15, 2014

    Basel: Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu tamed World No.2 Shixian Wang in straight games to enter the women's singles semi-finals at the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at St. Jakobshalle. Parupalli Kashyap too made to the last four while Saina Nehwal exited the competition. World No.9 Sindhu took 45 minutes on Friday...
  • Saina, Sindhu, Kashyap in Swiss Open quarters March 14, 2014

    Basel: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap had contrasting victories to progress to the quarter-finals of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at St. Jakobshalle here on Thursday. French World No.42 Sashina Vignes Waran was no match for Saina as the sixth seeded Indian came out...
  • Anand Pawar out of Swiss Open, Saina Nehwal in 2nd round March 13, 2014

    Basel: Indian shuttler Anand Pawar went down fighting to Chinese Taipei's Tien Chen Chou in the pre-quarterfinals while Saina Nehwal made a winning start to her campaign in women's singles in the USD 125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold on Thursday. World number 36 Anand squandered a first game advantage to...
  • Saina off to winning start in Swiss GP; Kashyap, Pawar enter third round March 13, 2014

    Basel: Top Indian male shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and Anand Pawar eased into the third round of the Swiss Grand Prix Gold tournament, while Saina Nehwal made a winning start to her campaign in the women's singles event of the $125,000 event here. Kashyap, seeded third, took 33 minutes to dispose off...
  • Saina seeks third Swiss Open crown March 10, 2014

    Basel: After exiting the All England Open in the quarter-finals, top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal will look to reclaim the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold which starts at St. Jakobshalle here on Tuesday. The two-time former winner, who has been seeded sixth, triumphed here in 2011 and 2012 and reached...
  • Saina seeded 6th at Swiss Open March 8, 2014

    Basel: Two-time winner Saina Nehwal of India has been seeded sixth at the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold which starts at St. Jakobshalle here on Tuesday. The Olympic bronze medallist will try to regain the crown which she won in 2011 and 2012 and reached the semi-finals last year. Saina's...
  • Mikhail Youzhny beats Robin Haase in Swiss Open final July 28, 2013

    Gstaad: Mikhail Youzhny of Russia won his first Swiss Open title on Sunday at his eighth attempt, beating Robin Haase of the Netherlands 63, 64. Sixthseeded Youzhny broke unseeded Haase's service once in each set to clinch his ninth career title, and third on clay courts. A former top10 player now ranked...
  • Youzhny, Haase advance to Swiss Open final July 27, 2013

    Gstaad: Mikhail Youzhny of Russia will play unseeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands in the Swiss Open final after both won their semifinals on Saturday. Haase rallied from a set down to beat fifthseeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain, 46, 61, 64 in searing heat in the Swiss ski resort of Gstaad. The...
  • After beating Federer, Brands loses at Swiss Open July 26, 2013

    Gstaad, Switzerland: A day after beating Roger Federer, Daniel Brands lost to Victor Hanescu 63, 64 on Friday in the Swiss Open quarterfinals. Hanescu, the 2008 Gstaad champion, forced one service break in each set. Mikhail Youzhny also reached the semifinals and will next face Hanescu after beating fourthseeded Juan Monaco of...
  • Federer slumps to Swiss Open loss against Brands July 25, 2013

    Gstaad, Switzerland Roger Federer slumped to a stunning defeat against No. 55 Daniel Brands in the Swiss Open second round on Thursday, his third straight tournament exit against a lowranked opponent. Federer had trouble handling Brands' serve and big forehands on the clay surface in the thin mountain air. The German...
  • Janko Tipsarevic loses to Haase at Swiss Open July 25, 2013

    Gstaad: Thirdseeded Janko Tipsarevic was upset by Robin Haase 62, 62 Thursday at the Swiss Open. Tipsarevic had six doublefaults in the secondround loss. Two former Swiss Open champions advanced to the quarterfinals. Marcel Granollers, the 2011 winner, beat Federico Delbonis 62, 75, and 2008 champion Victor Hanescu led Roberto Bautista...
  • Wawrinka, Monaco, Youzhny advance at Swiss Open July 24, 2013

    Gstaad, Switzerland: Stanislas Wawrinka advanced to the Swiss Open quarterfinals Wednesday by edging Daniel GimenoTraver of Spain, 75, 76 (4). Wawrinka was cruising at 40 up in the second set, then failed to serve out the match at 53 before clinching victory in the tiebreaker. Seeded players won all four secondround matches,...
  • Delbonis beats 2time champ Bellucci at Swiss Open July 23, 2013

    Gstaad: Thomaz Bellucci's defense of the Swiss Open title ended in the first round on Tuesday when he lost to Federico Delbonis, who beat Roger Federer in Germany last week. Delbonis won 75, 76 (2) against Bellucci who also took the claycourt title at Swiss ski resort Gstaad in 2009. Delbonis...
  • Sergiy Stakhovsky loses in 1st round at Swiss Open July 22, 2013

    Switzerland: Sergiy Stakhovsky lost his fourth straight match since beating Roger Federer at Wimbledon, falling in the first round of the Swiss Open on Monday. Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia beat Stakhovsky 75, 36, 62 at the claycourt event. The 99thranked Stakhovsky beat Federer in four sets in the second round of Wimbledon...
  • Roger Federer to play lowkey Swiss Open on clay July 2, 2013

    Geneva: Roger Federer will try to move on from his stunning Wimbledon loss by playing at the claycourt Swiss Open, where he debuted as a 16yearold. Federer, who lost in the second round last Wednesday against Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky, said Tuesday on his official website that "I'm really looking forward to...
  • Saina Nehwal crashes out of Swiss Open losing in the semi-final March 17, 2013

    Basel: Defending champion and top seed Saina Nehwal crashed out of Swiss Open 2013 losing the semi-final to Wang Shixian of China 11-21, 21-10, 9-21 in 50 minutes here on Saturday night. Saina, who had got the better of the fourth seed Chinese in previous encounters, struggled throughout the match...
  • As it happened: Saina Nehwal vs Wang Shixian, Swiss Open semi-final March 17, 2013

    Defending champion Saina Nehwal was knocked out Swiss Open losing the semi-final 11-21, 21-10, 9- 21 to Wang Shixian. Read on for the updates from the match:...
  • Saina Nehwal faces Shixian Wang in Swiss Open semi-finals March 16, 2013

    Basel: Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal will take on fourth seed Shixian Wang of China in a bid to win her third Swiss Open title in a row on Sunday. The only Indian shuttler remaining in the USD 125,00 tournament, Saina remains on course for a tournament hat-trick against the...
  • Saina Nehwal enters semi-finals of Swiss Open March 16, 2013

    Basel: Two-time defending champion Saina Nehwal booked her berth in the women's singles semi-finals of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold here at St. Jakobshalle Friday. The top seed made short work of her Chinese Taipei opponent Tzu Ying Tai in straight games in the quarter-final of the tier...
  • Saina Nehwal through to quarter-finals at Swiss Open March 15, 2013

    Basel: Defending champion Saina Nehwal remained the lone bright spot for India as all her compatriots took the exit route, in the pre-quarterfinal stage, from the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold on Thursday. Parupalli Kashyap, H.S. Prannoy and P.V. Sindhu lost their respective matches here at St. Jakobshalle in...