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Denmark Open Super Series 2017: Srikanth Kidambi Wins India’s 3rd title

Srikanth Kidambi, the most successful Indian Badminton player in 2017, won the third title for India at Denmark Open Super Series. Before him Saina Nehwal (2012) and Prakash Padukone (1979) had won the tournament. In one of the rare one-sided Super Series finals, he took just 25 minutes to join Saina Nehwal in winning three […]

Denmark Open 2017: Srikanth Enters 4th Super Series finals of 2017

The only Indian remaining in competition after QF, Srikanth becomes third Indian after Saina Nehwal (2012) and Prakash Padukone to enter Denmark Open Super Series finals. None of the local boys could enter the finals as on Sunday two each from Korea, Japan and China, 1 each from Thailand, Hong Kong and Indonesia will play […]

Srikanth Saves India Friday Blues, as 3 Indians lose QF in 2 Tournaments

Friday, 20th October was saved from being complete disaster by Srikanth Kidambi. 4 Indians played today the Singles Quarterfinals in two major tournaments. At World Junior Championships 2017, the only Indian in quarterfinals second seed Lakshya Sen was knocked out. At Denmark Open Super Series, 2012 Champion Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy lost. HS Prannoy […]

Denmark Open 2017: Only 3 Indians in Round 2 for 3rd Consecutive Year, 2nd Seed Sindhu lose

Except the two singles title, Denmark Open Super Series has always been a tough road for Indians. While Saina Nehwal won the Denmark Open Super Series in 2012 being the second Indian after Prakash Padukone, who won in 1979, from the last three consecutive tournaments only 3 Indians have reached Round 2 and today was […]

Junior World Badminton Championships: 6 Indians in Singles Round 3, 6 in Doubles Round 2

On Day 1, Indian Singles and Doubles Junior impressed reaching Round 3 and Round 2, respectively. In Singles, Lakshya Sen seeded 2nd is India’s best hope for a medal while in Women’s Singles Aakarshi Kashyap is seeded 8th. In Singles, after 5 rounds players will reach quarterfinals. In Doubles, after 4 rounds players will reach […]

Dutch Open 2017: Ashwini and Satwik enter Semis

Dream run of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and seasoned doubles specialist Ashwini Ponnappa saw them reaching semifinals of Dutch Open 2017. They won in two easy straight sets. The qualifiers will now take on 8th seed pair from England tomorrow as many seeds tumbled today at Dutch Open. Yesterday, they were the only Indians to reach quarterfinals.

Dutch Open 2017: Ashwini and Satwik Only Indians in Quarters

After a comparatively better Round 1 performance by India yesterday, Qualifiers Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy enter quarterfinals of Dutch Open 2017. They are the only Indians left in the tournament now as despite a tough fight against 5th seed Emil Holst, Subhankar Dey had to pack off.

Dutch Open 2017: Subhankar Dey, Ashwini/Satwik and Manu/Maneesha in Round 2

In the Dutch Open 2017, qualifiers Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj shocked 7th seed in the first round as Subhankar Dey and two Mixed Doubles pair reached the 2nd Round. 15th seed Shubhankar Dey defeated qualifier from Japan. Ashwini Ponnappa / Satwiksairaj and Manu Attri/Maneesha K earned entry into Main Round after winning Qualification rounds. Ashwini […]

Another Golden Week for Indian Badminton: 3 Titles, 2 Runners up in 3 Tournaments

Finishing another golden week for Indian Badminton in 2017, Indians today won 3 titles and finished Runners up in 3 finals in three different events. With twin titles, Indians conquered another BWF destination as first time Indians won Bulgarian International. Indian U15 Junior Samiya won Women’s Singles, while U19 Vaishnavi finished Runners up at other […]

Japan Open Super Series 2017: Pranaav Jerry Chopra / Sikki Reddy Are Only 2nd from India in Semis

Pranaav / Sikki lost the semifinal in three sets after a tough fight of 1 hour against 147th seeds. Earlier, from the 16-member contingent, India’s best mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy became only the second Indians after Saina Nehwal (2011) to reach the semifinals of Japan Open Super series that […]

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