PBL 2018-19: Malaysia's Daren Liew on battling depression and stepping out of Lee Chong Wei's shadow
It may only have been an exhibition match, but for Daren Liew, every win counts as it gives him the hope to continue playing the sport he once nearly quit.
PBL 2018-19: Tommy Sugiarto tackles burden of expectations from Indonesia with help of world champion father Icuk
“My dad (Icuk) is a legend in the sport and also is a respected man in Indonesia. So, there is the pressure to perform, but my career is down to all the positive thinking I've learned from my father,” says Tommy Sugiarto
PBL 2018-19: Indonesian shuttler Tommy Sugiarto loses focus and match as tsunami causes destruction back home
“It’s a piece of sad, sad news for Indonesia. I pray for Anak (child of Krakatoa) and the country. I was there just two months ago. The news is devastating," says Tommy Sugiarto.
Sameer Verma overcomes physical obstacles to win titles in 2018, but lack of mental edge has let him down
Sameer Verma was the only Indian to make it to the eight-man field for the World Tour Finals.
PBL 2018-19: From reaching World No 1 to making easy matches tough, Kidambi Srikanth's topsy-turvy 2018
CWG silver medallist Kidambi Srikanth claimed the World No 1 tag only for a week and since then has endured a tough time on the court, losing long, three-game thrillers.
World Tour Finals 2018: PV Sindhu overcame the final hurdle at the right moment, says Carolina Marin
Carolina Marin was left in awe of PV Sindhu's patient display at the World Tour finals and the fine form that propelled the Indian to finally break the jinx at the top level
PBL 2018-19: Ashwini Ponnappa hopes partnership with Mathias Christiansen is as fruitful as one with Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Interestingly, Ponnappa, who'll be playing for Awadhe Warriors this season is keen on learning from teammate Mathias Christiansen, which will benefit her in the long run.
PBL 2018-19: In-form Lakshya Sen gears up for Pune 7 Aces, looks at senior ace Ajay Jayaram for support
Having played with Ajay Jayaram at the academy, Lakshya Sen revealed that the Chennai-born shuttler has been a great source of help on the court for a long time
Tata Open International Challenge: Lakshya Sen’s first major title a stepping stone in transition from junior to senior level
Lakshya Sen's first challenger title calls for the former world junior No 1 to move up the ladder to the senior circuit
Tata Open International Challenge: Rivalry brewing between Lakshya Sen and Kunlavut Vitidsarn as duo lock horns in final
A year after being denied the Tata Open title by yet another Thai player Sitthikom Thammasin in three close games, it's time for Lakshya to take the silverware home
Tata Open International Challenge: Tai Tzu Ying fan Ashmita Chaliha continues to make big waves on domestic circuit
Just two days after knocking top seed Ksenia Polikarpova out of the tournament, the Assamese shuttler upstaged fourth seed Chananchida Jucharoen 21-19, 21-19 to enter the women’s singles final of the Tata Open International Challenge on Saturday.
Syed Modi International 2018: How Sameer Verma overcame Lu Guangzu to clinch title, qualify for World Tour finals
Sameer Verma is one of the rare breeds of shuttlers like Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, Kidambi Srikanth and Lee Chong Wei who take control of the forecourt while attacking and dive left, right and center to defend a barrage of half-smashes coming from the other end.
Syed Modi International 2018: Saina Nehwal a tougher opponent than Li Xuerui, says Han Yue after winning maiden title
China’s Han Yue made it look so easy. To brush aside two former World No 1s – Saina Nehwal and Li Xuerui – in a space of two days needed a courageous display. And the 19-year-old didn’t even flinch as she defied age to claim her first World Tour title.
Syed Modi International 2018: For three-time champion Saina Nehwal, playing in Lucknow is 'similar to playing in Jakarta'
Just like Jakarta, Lucknow is a city which has given Saina Nehwal much joy, with the Indian having won three Syed Modi International titles in Lucknow.
Syed Modi International 2018: Saina Nehwal is 'tough nut to crack,' says Han Yue ahead of women's singles final
The 21-15, 19-21, 21-9 scoreline didn’t do justice to Han Yue’s performance as she outsmarted the 2012 London Olympics gold medallist Li Xuerui at the net with precision
Syed Modi International 2018: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty look to end Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen jinx
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have shown their mettle against some higher-ranked shuttlers on the men’s doubles circuit over the last two seasons. But Mathias Boe and Cartsten Mogensen have been a perpetual thorn in their side.
Syed Modi International 2018: Ashwini Ponnappa credits partners Sikki Reddy, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy for positive results
Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy will play their ninth match of the tournament against Ou Xuanyi and Feng Xueying of China, while N Sikki Reddy and Ponnappa are slated to face fifth seed Ekaterina Bolotova and Alina Davletov of Russia in the semi-finals.
Syed Modi International 2018: HS Prannoy's long battle with persistent breathing issue continues with early exit
It has now been four and a half months since HS Prannoy last made a quarter-final appearance at a competitive event, and the Indian shuttler has had to deal with a series of health issues in the meanwhile.
Syed Modi International 2018: With marriage on horizon, Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap insist sport remains priority
Kashyap said: "We have been together for 14 years, so now the wedding and the reception will just be another session to be finished and then we can get back to training."
Syed Modi International 2018: With eye on Tokyo Olympics, China’s Li Xuerui hopes India could prove lucky once again
Former World No 1 Li Xuerui is back in India after eight long years in a bid to make a return to the top of world badminton once again.