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Satwik, Ashwini break into world's top 20 with good show in Asia leg

Published on Feb 02, 2021 04:03 PM IST

Satwik and Ashwini, who had become the first Indian mixed doubles pair to reach the semifinals of a world tour Super 1000 event at the Toyota Thailand Open, jumped 16 places to reach a career-best ranking of world number 19.

India's mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa(Twitter)

Olympic medallist Mathias Boe to work with Chirag-Satwik ahead of Tokyo Games

The decision to hire the services of Boe was taken on Friday by the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) Mission Olympic Cell under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.

Denmark's Mathias Boe. (Getty)
Published on Jan 29, 2021 09:12 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Ousted Srikanth ends World Tour Finals campaign with loss

The world number 14 Indian claimed the first game of his third and final round robin match but his opponents, placed 8 in the BWF rankings, rallied to win the next two games and seal the issue in his favour.

Kidambi Srikanth of India(Getty Images)
Published on Jan 29, 2021 02:14 PM IST

Srikanth, Sindhu virtually out of knockouts after back-to-back losses

A week ago Sindhu had suffered a demoralising defeat to Ratchanok Intanon and there was no change of fate for the World Champion this time too as she went down 18-21 13-21 to the third-seeded Thai.

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu (R) and Kidambi Srikanth (L)(HT Collage)
Published on Jan 28, 2021 03:10 PM IST

PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth lose openers at BWF World Tour Finals

Against the same opponent, the world champion needed a similar all-out attack mentality from the start on Wednesday.

PV Sindhu in action. File(AFP)
Updated on Jan 27, 2021 10:39 PM IST
By, Bangkok

Tough draw for Sindhu at World Tour Finals

The only Indian to win the prestigious year-ending tournament back in 2018, Sindhu will open against the second-seeded Tai, who has a 12-5 record against the Indian, having won the last two contests between them.

Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu(Twitter)
Published on Jan 26, 2021 11:35 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Sindhu, Srikanth look to turn the tide at BWF World Tour Finals

Sindhu's comeback to international badminton after the coronavirus-induced break was not as good as she would have expected.

This handout from the Badminton Association of Thailand taken and released on January 19, 2021 shows India's Pusarla V. Sindhu hitting a shot against Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan during their women's singles first round match at the Toyota Thailand Open badminton tournament in Bangkok. (Photo by Handout / BADMINTON ASSOCIATION OF THAILAND / AFP) / -----EDITORS NOTE --- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT
Published on Jan 26, 2021 12:55 PM IST

Srikanth resumes training after BAI gets mandatory quarantine time reduced

Srikanth withdrew from the tournament after B Sai Praneeth, who he was sharing a room with, had tested positive for COVID-19.

File image of Kidambi Srikanth of India.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 24, 2021 07:20 PM IST
PTI | , Bangkok

Rankireddy hopes up after Thai Open doubles run

Either side of the Covid bout though Rankireddy ensured he trained regularly to keep fitness levels up. That was on show during the two Thailand Opens—where the Indian campaign ended on Saturday.

File image of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy.(File)
Updated on Jan 24, 2021 07:55 AM IST

Dream run of Indian doubles pairs end with semifinal defeat at Thailand Open

Satwik and Ashwini, who spent most of the last year away from the court in two different cities and could only practice together for a few weeks, on Friday became the first Indian mixed doubles pair to reach the semifinals of a BWF World Tour Super 1000 event.

Ashwini Satwik (Twitter)
Published on Jan 23, 2021 07:52 PM IST

Satwik-Chirag's impressive run ends with semifinal defeat at Thailand Open

The Indian pair had participated in Super 1000 events in 2018 ad 2019 but this is the first time it entered the semifinals.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy(R) and Chirag Shetty. File(Getty Images)
Published on Jan 23, 2021 02:18 PM IST

PV Sindhu bows out of Thailand Open after losing to Ratchanok Intanon

PV Sindu went down in straight games (13-21, 9-21 ) to the fourth seed in Thailand Open on Friday.

Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 22, 2021 06:33 PM IST

Thailand Open: Satwik-Ashwini in mixed doubles semis, Sameer loses tough fight

The unseeded pair of Satwik and Ashwini stunned fifth seeds and world no 6 Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh of Malaysia 18-21 24-22 22-20 after toiling hard for one hour and 15 minutes in a nail-bitting quarterfinal duel.

Ashwini and Satwik (file)(Twitter)
Published on Jan 22, 2021 05:23 PM IST

ISL 7: Poor referring has been a problem for all teams, says Renedy Singh

East Bengal has been on a roll lately as the side has managed to stay undefeated in its last seven matches. The side is currently placed at the 10th spot in the standings with 12 points from 12 matches.

Referee gives a red card to Ajay Chhetri of SC East Bengal during the Indian Super League match between Chennaiyin FC and SC East Bengal at GMC Stadium Bambolim in Goa(PTI)
Published on Jan 21, 2021 06:19 PM IST

Thailand Open: Sindhu cruises into quarterfinals after beating Kisona

The Olympic silver medalist outclassed Kisona in the second-round clash to register an easy 21-10, 21-12 win in an encounter that lasted less than an hour.

File Photo of PV Sindhu(AP)
Published on Jan 21, 2021 06:13 PM IST

Thailand Open: Sameer, Satwik-Ponnappa sail into quarterfinals; Prannoy loses

This was Sameer's third victory over Gemke. The Indian had defeated the world no 17 Danish shuttler in their previous two clashes.

Photo of Indian shuttler Sameer Verma(Twitter)
Published on Jan 21, 2021 03:23 PM IST

Sameer, mixed doubles pair of Satwik & Ponnappa into quarters of Thailand Open

The mixed doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa also sailed into the quarterfinals with a hard fought 22-20 14-21 21-16 win over the German duo of Mark Lamsfuss and Isabel Herttrich in a match that lasted close to an hour.

File image of Indian badminton player Sameer Verma(AP)
Published on Jan 21, 2021 11:21 AM IST

Prannoy gets back to winning ways after a tough year

Often referred to as “giant-killer” for regularly beating top-5 players, Prannoy, the world No.28, was low confidence and without his winning touch when the pandemic shut down sporting activities.

HS Prannoy in action. (Getty Images)
Published on Jan 20, 2021 08:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Prannoy upsets Christie in Thailand Open

A former top-10 player, Prannoy recovered from a game down to outwit sixth seed Christie 18-21 21-16 23-21 in a thrilling contest that clocked an hour and 15 minutes.

HS Prannoy in action. File(Getty Images)
Published on Jan 20, 2021 02:08 PM IST
PTI | , Bangkok

Praneeth withdraws after testing positive for COVID-19

Former world number one Kidambi Srikanth, who was sharing the room with Praneeth, was also forced to withdraw as per protocols laid down by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

File image of B Sai Praneeth.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 20, 2021 10:40 AM IST

Sameer Verma stages incredible comeback at Thailand Open

Sameer, on the other hand, found his game and confidence and never relinquished his lead again to enter the second round of the Super 1000 tournament.

File image of Indian badminton player Sameer Verma(AP)
Published on Jan 20, 2021 07:59 AM IST

Sindhu, Srikanth make impressive starts at Thailand Open

"It was a good game and I'm very, very happy. This win was very important for me in this tournament because at last week's tournament, I went out in the first round," Sindhu said after the match.

Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu(Twitter)
Published on Jan 19, 2021 10:30 AM IST

Sindhu and other Indian shuttlers look for better show at Thailand Open

The Indian players seemed to struggle with their fitness as none of them could cross the second round at the Yonex Thailand Open, the first event of the Asia leg here.

Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu(Twitter)
Published on Jan 18, 2021 03:23 PM IST

Campaign ends early for Indians in Thailand Open

Unable to sustain play at the elite level, some retired with injury while the others faded away in the face of world class competition, leaving a lot of catching up to do in the build-up to the Tokyo Olympics.

Saina Nehwal(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 14, 2021 10:38 PM IST

Thailand Open: Saina crashes out after losing to Thailand's Busanan in 2nd round

In a battle of attrition, Saina managed to grab the opening game but ran out of steam in the end, losing 23-21 14-21 16-21 in a match that clocked 68 minutes.

File photo of Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 14, 2021 04:29 PM IST

Kidambi Srikanth pulls out of Thailand Open

Kidambi was slated to lock horns against Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia in the second round, but with the Indian shuttler pulling out, Jia has progressed ahead into the tournament.

File photo of Kidambi Srikanth(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 14, 2021 04:20 PM IST

Shetty, Rankireddy hit restart button with fine win at Thailand Open

Having got back together in late October, the world No.10 men’s doubles pair commenced training at the national camp in Hyderabad, eagerly looking forward to the restart of the badminton circuit

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy(R) and Chirag Shetty of India react after winning a point.(Getty Images)
Published on Jan 13, 2021 11:14 PM IST

Thailand Open: Two support personnel test positive for COVID-19

The BWF further said that the positive results were confirmed on Wednesday after a second test.

A Badminton Association of Thailand official wearing a face mask and shield while cleaning the net as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus(AFP)
Published on Jan 13, 2021 07:19 PM IST

Thailand Open: Srikanth progresses to second round of men's singles

Srikanth just took just 31 minutes to prevail over compatriot Sourabh Verma 21-12 21-11

Photo of Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth(Twitter)
Published on Jan 13, 2021 05:18 PM IST

Thailand Open: Kashyap retires mid-way from opening clash

Kashyap, a former Commonwealth Games champion, was trailing 8-14 in the third game when he chose to retire as he pulled his calf muscle.

File picture of Parupalli Kashyap(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 13, 2021 02:44 PM IST
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