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(FILES) This file photo taken on November 8, 2019 shows Kento Momota of Japan hitting a return against Viktor Axelsen of Denmark during their men's singles quarter-final match at the Fuzhou China Open badminton tournament in Fuzhou in China's eastern Fujian province.(AFP)

China Open among four events cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 11:55 AM IST
The BWF also said in a statement the Taiwan Open (Sept. 1-6), Korea Open (Sept. 8-13) and Japan Open (Sept. 22-27) had also been cancelled.
Novak Djokovic poses with his champion trophy during the award ceremony of the Japan Open.(AP)
Novak Djokovic poses with his champion trophy during the award ceremony of the Japan Open.(AP)

Novak Djokovic wins Japan Open, dispels concerns about shoulder injury

Tokyo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 04:06 PM IST
The Serb crushed Australian qualifier John Millman 6-3, 6-2, to mark his 10th win in a tournament main draw debut in his celebrated career, which includes 16 Grand Slams.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates with the trophy after winning.(REUTERS)
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates with the trophy after winning.(REUTERS)

Novak Djokovic beats John Millman 6-3, 6-2 to clinch Japan Open

Tokyo | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 02:43 PM IST
Djokovic, who played his first Japanese competition ever, dominated throughout the week, never losing a single set to claim the trophy.
File image of Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)
File image of Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)

Novak Djokovic committed to Tokyo Olympics, worries about heat

Tokyo | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 05:44 PM IST
Tokyo’s notorious summer heat has become a major headache for organisers who are rushing to devise mitigation measures.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning his match.(REUTERS)
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning his match.(REUTERS)

Novak Djokovic overpowers David Goffin to reach Japan Open final

Tokyo | By AP
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 02:52 PM IST
Competing in the Japanese capital for the first time, Djokovic beat Goffin 6-3, 6-4 to set up a final with Australian qualifier John Millman who beat Reilly Opelka 6-3, 7-6 (4).
File image of Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)
File image of Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)

Novak Djokovic stuns Japan Open with machine-like tennis

Tokyo | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 02:55 PM IST
The Serb more than overwhelmed his opponent in the quarterfinal match, showering Pouille with a barrage of powerful, precision shots to deep, wide corners mixed with delicate drop shots.
File photo of Novak Djokovic(AP)
File photo of Novak Djokovic(AP)

Novak Djokovic returns to winning in Japan after US Open injury

Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 03:49 PM IST
The experienced Serbian top-seed claimed a 6-4, 6-2 victory against 20-year-old Alexei Popyrin, who fought bravely at the Ariake Colosseum.
India's Satwik Rankireddy (L) and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty (R) play a return.(AFP/Getty Images)
India's Satwik Rankireddy (L) and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty (R) play a return.(AFP/Getty Images)

Thailand Open: Satwik Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty enter semifinals, Sai Praneeth crashes out

Bangkok | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 10:17 PM IST
After posing some challenge in the first game, Sai Praneeth, who reached the semifinals of last week’s Japan Open, surrendered 18-21 12-21 in the men’s singles quarterfinals.
File image of PV Sindhu(AP)
File image of PV Sindhu(AP)

Sindhu withdraws from Thailand Open, Saina returns

Bangkok | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 12:38 PM IST
Sindhu, who reached the final in Indonesia Open but lost in the Japan Open quarterfinals last week, will not take the court in the Thailand Open main draw, which begins on Wednesday.
File image of India shuttler Sai Praneeth(Getty Images)
File image of India shuttler Sai Praneeth(Getty Images)

Japan Open: Sai Praneeth loses to Kento Momota in semis

Tokyo | By ANI
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 12:20 PM IST
Praneeth failed to carry forward his winning momentum as he lost the match in straight sets.
Sai Praneeth B. of India hits a return during his men's singles quarter-final match against Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia at Japan Open.(AFP)
Sai Praneeth B. of India hits a return during his men's singles quarter-final match against Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia at Japan Open.(AFP)

Japan Open: Sai Praneeth crushes Tommy Sugiarto to enter semis, PV Sindhu crashes out

Tokyo | By Agencies
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 05:51 PM IST
Praneeth hardly broke a sweat as he just took 36 minutes to wrap up his quarter-final clash.
File image of Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File image of Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Japan Open: Sai Praneeth beats Kento Nishimoto, enters second round

Tokyo | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 12:19 PM IST
The unseeded Praneeth recorded a comfortable 21-17 21-13 win over the Japanese shuttler in just 42 minutes at the BWF World Tour Super 750 tournament.
File photo of PV Sindhu.(AFP)
File photo of PV Sindhu.(AFP)

PV Sindhu hopes to turn the tide in upcoming tournaments this month

Hyderabad | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 07:12 PM IST
Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu Thursday admitted that her season so far has not been “great” but expressed hope of turning the tide in the upcoming events, beginning with Indonesia Open from July 16.
File picture of Marin Cilic(REUTERS)
File picture of Marin Cilic(REUTERS)

Top seed Cilic bundled out of Japan Open

Tokyo | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2018 08:30 PM IST
The former US Open champion looked to be in complete control after pocketing the first set with a brutal drive volley, but things quickly unravelled for the Croatian when Struff suddenly caught fire.
File picture of Stan Wawrinka(AP)
File picture of Stan Wawrinka(AP)

Japan Open: Stan Wawrinka dismantles Fritz in opening round

Tokyo | By ANI
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2018 03:44 PM IST
Wawrinka was earlier on a five-match winning streak in Tokyo, having won the 500-level title in his last appearance in 2015 when he defeated Benoit Paire in the final.
Saina Nehwal returns a shot to Tzuying Tai of Taiwan during their women's single semifinals match at Asian Games 2018.(AP)
Saina Nehwal returns a shot to Tzuying Tai of Taiwan during their women's single semifinals match at Asian Games 2018.(AP)

Saina Nehwal, Sameer Verma to fight at Korea Open; Kidambi Srikanth withdraws

Seoul | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 02:11 PM IST
Saina Nehwal, who had skipped the Japan Open earlier this month, will look to get over the disappointment of her first-round exit at China last week when she takes on Korean Kim Hyo Min.
India's Srikanth Kidambi hits a return towards South Korea's Lee Dong-Keun during their men's quarter-final match at the Japan Open badminton championships in Tokyo.(AFP)
India's Srikanth Kidambi hits a return towards South Korea's Lee Dong-Keun during their men's quarter-final match at the Japan Open badminton championships in Tokyo.(AFP)

Kidambi Srikanth out, India’s campaign ends in Japan Open

Tokyo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 12:33 PM IST
Just like his compatriots, fatigue seemed to have caught up with the seventh-seeded Kidambi Srikanth as he squandered a game’s lead to lose 21-19 16-21 18-21 against Korea’s Lee Dong Keun in a duel that lasted an hour and 19 minutes.
File image of PV Sindhu.(PTI)
File image of PV Sindhu.(PTI)

Japan Open: Sindhu, Prannoy lose; Srikanth sails into quarters

Tokyo | By PTI
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 01:22 PM IST
While Sindhu was beaten by China’s Gao Fangjie in the women’s singles second round, HS Prannoy went down to giant-killer Anthony Sinisuka Ginting.
PV Sindhu Sindhu will next play Chinese Fangjie Gao.(AFP)
PV Sindhu Sindhu will next play Chinese Fangjie Gao.(AFP)

PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy through to second round of Japan Open

Tokyo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 04:44 PM IST
Third seed PV Sindhu had to sweat it out for 53 minutes before prevailing 21-17, 7-21, 21-13 over unseeded local girl Sayaka Takahashi in her women’s singles opening round.
India’s V. Sindhu Pusarla hits a return against Taiwan’s Tai Tzuying in their women's singles final badminton match at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 28, 2018.(AFP)
India’s V. Sindhu Pusarla hits a return against Taiwan’s Tai Tzuying in their women's singles final badminton match at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 28, 2018.(AFP)

Japan Open: PV Sindhu eyes successful outing; Saina, Praneeth pull out

Tokyo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 01:53 PM IST
Sindhu has been outstanding this season with silver medals in all the major events this year -- the Commonwealth Games, the World Championship and the Asian Games.
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