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Sai Praneeth, Kiran George in men's singles second round in Thailand Open

Published on Feb 01, 2023 09:06 PM IST

Praneeth beat Mads Christophersen of Denmark 21-13 21-14 in a battle lasting 31 minutes. He faces Hyeok Jin Jeon of South Korea in second round.

India's Sai Praneeth B(AP)
India's Sai Praneeth B(AP)
PTI |

Lakshya Sen loses in quarterfinals of Indonesia Masters

World number 12 Sen squandered an opening game advantage to go down 21-15 10-21 13-21 to home favourite Christie, ranked 3rd, in a 62-minute men's singles match.

India's Lakshya Sen returns a shot to Japan's Kodai Naraoka during the men's single match in the Indonesia Masters badminton tournament in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (AP/PTI)(AP01_25_2023_000071A)(AP)
India's Lakshya Sen returns a shot to Japan's Kodai Naraoka during the men's single match in the Indonesia Masters badminton tournament in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (AP/PTI)(AP01_25_2023_000071A)(AP)
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 04:11 PM IST
PTI |

Viktor Axelson, badminton world No 1 and a ‘smash’ hit

The Danish world and Olympic champion's immaculate attacking game has been instrumental in his dominating the men's circuit, the loss at the BWF India Open final notwithstanding

To call him a crowd favourite would be lazy. To say he was the beating heart of the pulsating atmosphere won't be an exaggeration. (PTI)
To call him a crowd favourite would be lazy. To say he was the beating heart of the pulsating atmosphere won't be an exaggeration. (PTI)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 12:21 AM IST

YONEX to manufacture high-quality graphite racquets in India

The Japanese company, which set up a factory in Bengaluru in 2016 under the ‘Make in India’ initiative, was only producing aluminium T-joint racquets, used for beginners who play for fitness or recreation purpose.

(L-R) Mr R Hanawa (President, YONEX India), Pullela Gopichand (Chief National Coach, Indian badminton team), Mr Vikramaditya Dhar (Managing Director, Sunrise Sports India Pvt Ltd.), and Mr Ben Yoneyama (Chairman, YONEX Japan) at the YONEX-SUNRISE press conference in New Delhi on Saturday that announced the manufacturing of graphite racquets in the country.(BAI)
(L-R) Mr R Hanawa (President, YONEX India), Pullela Gopichand (Chief National Coach, Indian badminton team), Mr Vikramaditya Dhar (Managing Director, Sunrise Sports India Pvt Ltd.), and Mr Ben Yoneyama (Chairman, YONEX Japan) at the YONEX-SUNRISE press conference in New Delhi on Saturday that announced the manufacturing of graphite racquets in the country.(BAI)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 06:25 PM IST
PTI |

Kunlavut Vitidsarn, An Se-young win titles as Gen Next rises at India Open

Thai topples Danish Olympic champion Viktor Axelson and the young Korean upstages Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in the men’s and women’s finals respectively

Kunlavut Vitidsarn gestures after winning against Denmark's Viktor Axelsen during their men's singles final match of the India Open 2023 in New Delhi on January 22, 2023.(AFP)
Kunlavut Vitidsarn gestures after winning against Denmark's Viktor Axelsen during their men's singles final match of the India Open 2023 in New Delhi on January 22, 2023.(AFP)
Published on Jan 22, 2023 10:40 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Watch: Vitidsarn falls on knees after upsetting Axelsen in India Open final

Kunlavut Vitidsarn produced an incredible performance on Sunday as he defeated Viktor Axelsen in three games to win the Indian Open title.

Kunlavut Vitidsarn reacts after beating Viktor Axelsen(Twitter)
Kunlavut Vitidsarn reacts after beating Viktor Axelsen(Twitter)
Published on Jan 22, 2023 05:06 PM IST

Indomitable Axelsen meets rising star Vitidsarn for India Open title

Viktor Axelsen will be aiming at winning his second-successive title this year when he meets Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the final of India Open.

Viktor Axelsen(PTI)
Viktor Axelsen(PTI)
Published on Jan 22, 2023 07:56 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Unstoppable Axelsen marches into India Open final

The world No. 1 produced an attacking masterclass against Christie

Danish badminton player Viktor Axelsen reacts during the men's singles semi-finals badminton match against Indonesian player Jonatan Christie, at the India Open 2023, in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan)(PTI01_21_2023_000322B)(PTI)
Danish badminton player Viktor Axelsen reacts during the men's singles semi-finals badminton match against Indonesian player Jonatan Christie, at the India Open 2023, in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan)(PTI01_21_2023_000322B)(PTI)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 10:45 PM IST

From Boston to Hyderabad to back in the US: Srivedya begins quest for Olympics

Srivedya Gurazada represented India till 2022, then switched to the United States. She appeared at the India Open earlier this week and talks to Hindustan Times about the decision, the challenges that come with it, and her targets for now.

Srivedya Gurazada (L) with women's doubles partner Ishika Jaiswal(Instagram)
Srivedya Gurazada (L) with women's doubles partner Ishika Jaiswal(Instagram)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 11:22 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Lakshya goes down fighting as Indian challenge ends

At the end of a tough, bruising encounter the youngster had lost 21-16, 15-21, 18-21 to Gemke

The second game saw Gemke cut down on his unforced errors even as Lakshya's execution faltered.(PTI)
The second game saw Gemke cut down on his unforced errors even as Lakshya's execution faltered.(PTI)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 11:32 PM IST

No Indian in India Open quarterfinals for first time since 2008

The Indian campaign ended on Day 3 of the competition as Saina Nehwal – the last remaining Indian – crashed out in straight games to China's Chen Yu Fei.

Lakshya Sen(PTI)
Lakshya Sen(PTI)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 08:23 PM IST

Lakshya Sen crashes out in 2nd round of India Open 2023

The Indian challenge in men’s singles category at the India Open 2023 ended on Thursday as ace shuttler Lakshya Sen crashed out in the second round to Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke in a three-game thriller.

India's Lakshya Sen plays a shot during the men's singles badminton match against Denmark's Rasmus Gemke at the India Open 2023(PTI)
India's Lakshya Sen plays a shot during the men's singles badminton match against Denmark's Rasmus Gemke at the India Open 2023(PTI)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 07:22 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Satwik-Chirag pair pulls out of India Open due to injury

The star pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty has pulled out of India Open due to injury.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy; Chirag Shetty(BAI)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy; Chirag Shetty(BAI)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 03:30 PM IST

Wasteful Srikanth crashes out in Rd 1 of India Open badminton

India’s former world No 1 loses to Denmark’s current top player in the men’s game, Denmark’s Olympic and world champion Viktor Alexsen in the first round of the Indian Open badminton.

Denmark's Viktor Axelsen shakes hand with India's Kidambi Srikanth (PTI)
Denmark's Viktor Axelsen shakes hand with India's Kidambi Srikanth (PTI)
Updated on Jan 18, 2023 09:46 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Axelsen lauds 'tricky opponent' Srikanth after first round win at India Open

The Danish World No.1 kept his undefeated run intact in 2023, beating Kidambi Srikanth 21-14, 21-19 to progress to second round at India Open.

Viktor Axelsen(PTI)
Viktor Axelsen(PTI)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 07:44 PM IST

'Translating motivation into medals': Satwik-Chirag eye top-3 after stellar 2022

The India duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty made a strong start at India Open 2023, beating Scotland's Grimley twins in straight games.

Indian badminton players Chirag Shetty (L) and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy at the India Open 2023(PTI)
Indian badminton players Chirag Shetty (L) and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy at the India Open 2023(PTI)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 04:00 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Sluggish Sindhu goes down to Supanida in the first round

The Thai player's tactical brilliance sends the two-time Olympic medallist packing on the opening day of India Open.

Indian badminton player PV Sindhu during her match against Thailand's Supanida Katethong (PTI)
Indian badminton player PV Sindhu during her match against Thailand's Supanida Katethong (PTI)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 10:54 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Sindhu finds support from Marin as star shuttler endures shock India Open exit

PV Sindhu found support from long-time rival Carolina Marin as the star shuttler was knocked out in the first round again, this time at the India Open.

PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu
Updated on Jan 17, 2023 08:39 PM IST
By, New Delhi

PV Sindhu opens up on comeback, loss to Marin and coach's emotional outpour

The India badminton superstar will hope for a better campaign than the Malaysia Open last week, where she went down fighting against long-time rival Carolina Marin.

PV Sindhu(PTI)
PV Sindhu(PTI)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 08:07 AM IST

India Open: Indian shuttlers hope for home comfort

PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen and HS Prannoy will lead the hosts' charge in the India Open World Tour event starting on Tuesday

In Frame: Lakshya Sen, PV Sindhu, Carolina Marin, and Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (BAI )
In Frame: Lakshya Sen, PV Sindhu, Carolina Marin, and Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (BAI )
Published on Jan 16, 2023 09:31 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Quite unfortunate': Lakshya Sen on drawing Prannoy yet again at India Open

A week after HS Prannoy edged past Lakshya Sen in the opening round of the Malaysia Open, the two are drawn against each other yet again in their India Open opener.

Lakshya Sen plays a shot against compatriot HS Prannoy during their men's singles match at the Malaysia Open(AP)
Lakshya Sen plays a shot against compatriot HS Prannoy during their men's singles match at the Malaysia Open(AP)
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 08:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Prannoy enters quarterfinals of Malaysia Open, Satwik-Chirag too win

The world No. 8 Indian looked in fine fettle as he staved off the spirited challenge from world No. 19 Chico 21-9, 15-21, 21-16 in an hour and four minutes.

India's H. S. Prannoy plays a shot against Indonesia's Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo during their men's singles match at the Malaysia Open badminton tournament(AP)
India's H. S. Prannoy plays a shot against Indonesia's Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo during their men's singles match at the Malaysia Open badminton tournament(AP)
Published on Jan 13, 2023 09:26 AM IST
PTI |

India Open to be promoted in cinemas as tournament picks entertainment partners

The 2023 India Open will take place between January 17-22 at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall in Delhi.

PV Sindhu(PTI)
PV Sindhu(PTI)
Published on Jan 12, 2023 07:05 PM IST

Saina, Srikanth make first round exits from Malaysia Open

Two-time Commonwealth Games champion Saina, who endured a tough 2022, battling multiple injuries and a lack of form, went down 12-21 21-17 12-21 to Han Yue of China in the USD 1,250,000 Super 1000 tournament.

Srikanth Kidambi of India(REUTERS)
Srikanth Kidambi of India(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 10, 2023 05:03 PM IST
PTI |

Historic Thomas Cup title in year of highs

Satwik-Chirag’s bronze in world meet, CWG gold and Sen’s showing made 2022 memorable

Lakshya Sen of India(AP)
Lakshya Sen of India(AP)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 11:11 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy

PV Sindhu world’s 12th highest paid female athlete in 2022: Forbes

The 27-year-old is the only shuttler and Indian in the list of top 25 female athletes released by the American business magazine.

India ace shuttler PV Sindhu(PTI)
India ace shuttler PV Sindhu(PTI)
Published on Dec 22, 2022 10:31 PM IST
By, New Delhi

HS Prannoy loses to Lu Guang Zu in BWF World Tour Finals, out of semifinal race

It was HS Prannoy's second loss in Group A following the opening match defeat to Japan's Kodai Naraoka.

A few errors from Prannoy allowed Lu to establish a slender 6-4 lead(AP)
A few errors from Prannoy allowed Lu to establish a slender 6-4 lead(AP)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 06:57 PM IST
PTI |

Unnati becomes first Indian to enter final of Badminton Asia Junior C'ships

Unnati won 21-8 21-17 over her Japanese rival in the women's U-17 singles semifinals. She faces Sarunrak Vitidsarn of Thailand in the gold medal match on Sunday.

 India shuttler Unnati Hooda in action (PTI)
India shuttler Unnati Hooda in action (PTI)
Published on Dec 04, 2022 07:45 AM IST
PTI |

FIR filed against DK Sen, Lakshya for age fraud

The complainant has alleged that the Sen family and Vimal Kumar forged the birth certificates for Lakshya and Chirag with the intention of playing age-category badminton tournaments since 2010.

India's Lakshya Sen in action(Getty)
India's Lakshya Sen in action(Getty)
Published on Dec 03, 2022 12:04 AM IST
By, New Delhi

That winning feeling: The changes propelling Satwik-Chirag to the podium

The world No 8 pairing started the year with a bang, winning the India Open in January, and they haven't looked back since

Rankireddy and Shetty had reached the Paris finals three years ago too but when they won on Sunday, they ended a nearly four decade wait for Indians to win the title (AP)
Rankireddy and Shetty had reached the Paris finals three years ago too but when they won on Sunday, they ended a nearly four decade wait for Indians to win the title (AP)
Updated on Oct 31, 2022 10:56 PM IST
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