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Covid recovery helps Shetty-Rankireddy land India Open triumph

Shetty tested negative in time for the pair to fly to New Delhi, where they beat Indonesia's world No 2 pair in the final of the Super 500 badminton tournament.
India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty displayed nerves of steel. (India Open)
India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty displayed nerves of steel. (India Open)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 08:50 PM IST
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PV Sindhu looks to end title drought at Syed Modi International

PV Sindhu will hope to turn things around this week when she begins her campaign against compatriot Tanya Hemanth.
PV Sindhu at the Indian Open (BAI)
PV Sindhu at the Indian Open (BAI)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 02:13 PM IST
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PTI | , Lucknow

Sen shines, topples world champion Loh to claim India Open title

  • The 20-year-old claimed his biggest title by upstaging his friend from Singapore in straight games.
India's Lakshya Sen (PTI)
India's Lakshya Sen (PTI)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 11:04 PM IST
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Biggest World Tour tournament that I have won: Lakshya Sen 

The 20-year-old defeated Singapore's Loh Kean Yew 24-22, 21-17 in the summit clash that lasted for 54 minutes.
India's Lakshya Sen (PTI)
India's Lakshya Sen (PTI)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 09:57 PM IST
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ANI | , New Delhi

India Open: Lakshya Sen beats world champion Loh Kean Yew in men's singles final

  • Lakshya Sen defeated World Champion Loh Kean Yew in the final of 2022 India Open.
Lakshya Sen celebrates after winning the India Open title.(HT Media)
Lakshya Sen celebrates after winning the India Open title.(HT Media)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 06:24 PM IST
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Satwik-Chirag claim maiden India Open title

The second seeded Indians saved five game points in the second game before beating top seeds Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan 21-16, 26-24 to win their second Super 500 title
Top doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty claim maiden India Open title(BAI/TWITTER)
Top doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty claim maiden India Open title(BAI/TWITTER)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 06:15 PM IST
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Tasnim Mir becomes 1st Indian to claim world no. 1 status in u-19 girls singles

The 16-year-old from Gujarat was rewarded for last year's stellar run when she had secured titles in three junior international tournaments to jump three places to grab the top position in the junior world rankings.
Young shuttler Tasnim Mir(Twitter/@ShashiTharoor)
Young shuttler Tasnim Mir(Twitter/@ShashiTharoor)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 10:04 AM IST
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PV Sindhu bows out of India Open at semi-final stage

  • Top seed loses to Thailand's Supanida Katethong 14-21, 21-13, 10-21 in just under an hour.
PV Sindhu at the Indian Open. (India Open)
PV Sindhu at the Indian Open. (India Open)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 10:54 PM IST
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Lakshya Sen enters India Open final

The 20-year-old from Almora, who had joined his mentor Prakash Padukone and B Sai praneeth as a medallist at the World championships last month, notched up a 19-21 21-16 21-12 win over the world number 60 Yong in a thrilling semifinal clash.
Lakshya Sen enters India Open final(BAI/TWITTER)
Lakshya Sen enters India Open final(BAI/TWITTER)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 04:55 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Two players withdrawn from India Open due to Covid-19; Brian Yang too pulls out

Second seeded Russian mixed doubles player Rodion Alimov tested positive for the virus and was withdrawn from the USD 400,000 tournament.
Two players withdrawn from India Open due to Covid-19; Brian Yang too pulls out
Two players withdrawn from India Open due to Covid-19; Brian Yang too pulls out
Published on Jan 15, 2022 03:43 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Sensational Sen enters third successive semi-final

  • Third-seed comes back to beat Prannoy in India Open.
Lakshya Sen (TWITTER)
Lakshya Sen (TWITTER)
Published on Jan 14, 2022 09:59 PM IST
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Becoming the first Indian with world No.1 spot in junior badminton is just a start: Tasnim Mir

In a candid interview with HT City, shuttler Tasnim Mir opens up about her love for the sport, her fomo for missing out on regular teen stuff and more!
Tasnim Mir has become the first Indian to claim the world no.1 ranking in the under-19 girls singles category in the latest Badminton World Federation junior rankings. (Photo : Facebook)
Tasnim Mir has become the first Indian to claim the world no.1 ranking in the under-19 girls singles category in the latest Badminton World Federation junior rankings. (Photo : Facebook)
Published on Jan 14, 2022 01:33 PM IST
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ByAprajita Sharad

India Open: Malvika Bansod beats her idol Saina Nehwal to enter quarters

Thirty four minutes was all it took for the Nagpur-born to beat Nehwal, the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, 21-17, 21-9 and notch up the biggest win of her fledgling career.
Malvika Bansod in action against Saina Nehwal during the India Open 2022 at IG Stadium(BAI)
Malvika Bansod in action against Saina Nehwal during the India Open 2022 at IG Stadium(BAI)
Published on Jan 13, 2022 11:59 PM IST
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PV Sindhu advances, Malvika Bansod knocks idol Saina Nehwal out of India Open

Malvika Bansod defeated Nehwal 21-17, 21-9 in the second-round match which lasted for 35 minutes.
Saina Nehwal in action during her opening round of the India Open 2022 at IG Stadium, Delhi.(BAI)
Saina Nehwal in action during her opening round of the India Open 2022 at IG Stadium, Delhi.(BAI)
Updated on Jan 13, 2022 06:37 PM IST
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India Open: Kidambi Srikanth among seven forced out by Covid-19

  • These players will not be replaced in the main draw of the competition and their opponents will be given a walkover to the next round.
File photo of India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth 
File photo of India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth 
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 12:16 AM IST
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Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy, Lakshya Sen enter second round of India Open

Saina Nehwal, seeded fourth, will next meet compatriot Malvika Bansod, who defeated fellow Indian Samiya Imad Farooqui 21-18 21-9 in another women's singles match.
Saina Nehwal in action during her opening round of the India Open 2022 at IG Stadium, Delhi.(BAI)
Saina Nehwal in action during her opening round of the India Open 2022 at IG Stadium, Delhi.(BAI)
Published on Jan 12, 2022 05:41 PM IST
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Happy Siddharth apologized for his comments, not too bothered about it: Nehwal

  • Actor Siddharth had apologized to Nehwal on Tuesday night, after receiving criticism for his "rude joke" directed towards the badminton player.
A file photo of Saina Nehwal.(AP)
A file photo of Saina Nehwal.(AP)
Published on Jan 12, 2022 11:59 AM IST
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ANI | , New Delhi

Ashmita Chaliha resumes Covid-halted career with win at India Open

  • The 84th ranked player beat world No.28 Evgeniya Kosetskaya 24-22, 21-16 in half-an-hour on the opening day of the $400,000 India Open at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex.
India's Ashmita Chaliha in action against world number 28 Evgeniya Kosetskaya of Russia in the opening round of the India Open 2022(BAI)
India's Ashmita Chaliha in action against world number 28 Evgeniya Kosetskaya of Russia in the opening round of the India Open 2022(BAI)
Published on Jan 11, 2022 10:37 PM IST
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India Open: Sindhu starts with confident win, Chaliha upsets 5th seed Kosetskaya

Unseeded Ashmita Chaliha took just 31 minutes to get the better of world number 28, Evgeniya Kosetskaya, whom she defeated 24-22 21-16. 
PV Sindhu in action(BAI)
PV Sindhu in action(BAI)
Published on Jan 11, 2022 04:07 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

India Open badminton gets backing of players, officials amid Covid surge

  • Former India chief coach Vimal Kumar points to India’s South Africa tour, European football and global tennis being played despite the tough pandemic situation
The new men’s world champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore in action during training(BAI/TWITTER)
The new men’s world champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore in action during training(BAI/TWITTER)
Published on Jan 10, 2022 10:17 PM IST
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PV Sindhu aims to fill cabinet with missing CWG, Asiad crowns in 2022

PV Sindhu will begin her campaign at India Open against compatriot Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli. She had claimed the title in 2017.
PV Sindhu trains ahead of India Open(BAI)
PV Sindhu trains ahead of India Open(BAI)
Published on Jan 10, 2022 05:35 PM IST
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Sai Praneeth, England squad out of India Open badminton due to Covid

  • Nine of the world's top 10 men's and women's singles players will not feature in India's biggest badminton event which starts in New Delhi on Tuesday.
India's B. Sai Praneeth (AP)
India's B. Sai Praneeth (AP)
Updated on Jan 09, 2022 09:57 PM IST
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Sindhu, Srikanth get top billing as India Open returns after two years hiatus

PV Sindhu, winner of the 2017 edition, said playing without fans would be a bit of a dampener but she was as motivated as anyone to clinch her second tournament title.
India shuttler PV Sindhu(TWITTER)
India shuttler PV Sindhu(TWITTER)
Published on Jan 09, 2022 08:14 PM IST
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Lakshya Sen eyeing maiden title on India Open debut

Lakshya Sen will open his campaign against Egypt's Adham Hatem Elgamal and a win will pit him against Sweden's Felix Burestedt in the next round. 
India shuttler Lakshya Sen(AP)
India shuttler Lakshya Sen(AP)
Published on Jan 09, 2022 05:22 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Kidambi Srikanth: Would never say no to a biopic on me

Padma Shri Kidambi Srikanth has etched his name in history by becoming the first Indian male shuttler to win a silver medal at the World Championships. And he tells us why he would never say no to a biopic on his life.
Kidambi Srikanth recently became the first Indian male shuttler to win a silver at the World Championships.
Kidambi Srikanth recently became the first Indian male shuttler to win a silver at the World Championships.
Published on Dec 28, 2021 10:46 AM IST
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ByAnjuri Nayar Singh, New Delhi

A family love affair behind Lakshya Sen’s world badminton bronze

  • Three generations of the Sen family have chased badminton excellence. They seemed to have found a champion in this month’s medal-winning show
India's Lakshya Sen(AP)
India's Lakshya Sen(AP)
Published on Dec 25, 2021 09:59 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy

After bronze at world championships, Lakshya confident to go bigger in 2022 

This was Lakshya Sen's maiden venture at the world championships and sharing the mantra behind his outstanding campaign, the 20-year-old said it was the lack of pressure that helped him excel at the tournament.
Lakshya Sen won the bronze medal at the BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain. (Twitter/OGQ_India)
Lakshya Sen won the bronze medal at the BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain. (Twitter/OGQ_India)
Published on Dec 24, 2021 09:39 AM IST
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Srikanth-Loh Kean Yew face-off on cards; Sindhu gets easy draws at India Open

Srikanth is likely to get another chance to avenge his loss against World champion Loh Kean Yew as they are drawn to clash in the semifinals.
Kidambi Srikanth, Loh Kean Yew(GETTY IMAGES/HT COLLAGE)
Kidambi Srikanth, Loh Kean Yew(GETTY IMAGES/HT COLLAGE)
Published on Dec 23, 2021 07:03 PM IST
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To win tournaments, you’ve to be better than everybody else: Kidambi Srikanth

  • India’s Kidambi Srikanth is delighted after winning a world championships silver, after becoming the first male player from his country to reach the title round at the prestigious event.
India's Srikanth Kidambi (AP)
India's Srikanth Kidambi (AP)
Published on Dec 21, 2021 10:18 PM IST
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