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I am living my dream, will always give my 100 per cent on court, says All England finalist Lakshya Sen
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I am living my dream, will always give my 100 per cent on court, says All England finalist Lakshya Sen

The 20-year-old from Uttarakhand has been simply sensational en route to his final appearance at Birmingham but he couldn't go the distance, going down in straight games to World No 1 Axelsen.

All England Open 2022: Lakshya Sen stuns world no 3 Anton Antensen to enter quarter-finals; PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal out
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All England Open 2022: Lakshya Sen stuns world no 3 Anton Antensen to enter quarter-finals; PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal out

Sen will face either Hong Kong's eighth seed Ng Ka Long Angus or China's Lu Guang Zu next.

All England Open 2022: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal make winning starts; Sai Praneeth, HS Prannoy crash out
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All England Open 2022: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal make winning starts; Sai Praneeth, HS Prannoy crash out

If PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal win their respective second round matches, they will face each other in the quarter-finals.

All England Open 2022: Lakshya Sen faces primary hurdle in weight of expectations after fine run of form
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All England Open 2022: Lakshya Sen faces primary hurdle in weight of expectations after fine run of form

Indian badminton fans would also hope that the likes of PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth find the missing consistency while Satwik-Chirag and Prannoy live up to their potential.

Former Indian badminton player Nandu Natekar passes away aged 88
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Former Indian badminton player Nandu Natekar passes away aged 88

The 88-year-old, who won over 100 national and international titles in his career, was suffering from age-related ailments

All England Open 2021: PV Sindhu’s never-say-die spirit lands her quarter-final win over Akane Yamaguchi
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All England Open 2021: PV Sindhu’s never-say-die spirit lands her quarter-final win over Akane Yamaguchi

Sindhu rallied from a one-game deficit to pip Yamaguchi by a 16-21, 21-16, 21-19 scoreline, barging into the semi-finals of the All England Open.

All England Open 2021: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen into quarters; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa lose
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All England Open 2021: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen into quarters; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa lose

Sindhu, the reigning world champion, recorded a dominant 21-8, 21-8 win over Denmark's Line Christophersen in a completely lop-sided second-round match.

All England Open 2021: 'Significant' COVID positive results force delayed start to badminton's showpiece event
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All England Open 2021: 'Significant' COVID positive results force delayed start to badminton's showpiece event

"The Badminton World Federation and Badminton England can confirm that a significant number of COVID-19 tests conducted for participating teams at the All England Championships were deemed 'inconclusive' and as a result, the samples will be rerun," said a BWF statement.

All England Open 2021: Three Indian shuttlers test positive for COVID-19 day ahead of event
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All England Open 2021: Three Indian shuttlers test positive for COVID-19 day ahead of event

India's foreign coach Mathais Boe said, "I find it completely absurd how this can happen, since we have been isolated in Zurich since the Swiss Open started two weeks ago. We have been tested five times in 14 days and all tests have been negative."

All England Open 2021: 'No gym, no practice for two days,' tweets Saina Nehwal day ahead of opener
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All England Open 2021: 'No gym, no practice for two days,' tweets Saina Nehwal day ahead of opener

With just a day remaining for the start of the main round of the All England Championships, Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal took to social media to express her dismay at being kept quarantined in her hotel room in Birmingham for over two days

Thailand Open: Injured Lakshya Sen pulls out of Super 1000 tournaments
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Thailand Open: Injured Lakshya Sen pulls out of Super 1000 tournaments

The 19-year-old, who claimed five titles in the senior circuit in 2019 including two BWF World Tour Super 100 top honours SaarLorLux Open and Dutch Open, has been advised rest by doctors after he suffered a back injury.

Pullela Gopichand interview: National badminton coach on changing mindset of Indians, need for on-court arrogance and formula for success
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Pullela Gopichand interview: National badminton coach on changing mindset of Indians, need for on-court arrogance and formula for success

Pullela Gopichand spoke about how the Indian shuttlers' mindset has evolved over the decades, finding the formula for success, and needing on-court arrogance to succeed at the world stage.

Coronavirus Outbreak: India's World No 27 Lakshya Sen laments halt in stunning form due to COVID-19 shutdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: India's World No 27 Lakshya Sen laments halt in stunning form due to COVID-19 shutdown

With the world in lockdown to contain the deadly disease, Lakshya too is enduring the uncertain times within the confines of his apartment, near the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bengaluru

Coronavirus Outbreak: Badminton World Federation 'disappointed' with players doubting its motives in going ahead with All England Championships
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Badminton World Federation 'disappointed' with players doubting its motives in going ahead with All England Championships

The players had slammed BWF for taking the deadly disease too lightly and putting their lives at risk by going ahead with the prestigious tournament two weeks ago

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Here's why Saina Nehwal's quest to make fourth Olympic appearance has suddenly become all the more difficult
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Here's why Saina Nehwal's quest to make fourth Olympic appearance has suddenly become all the more difficult

The suspension of the BWF World Tour, and uncertainty over a fresh date for the India Open, has made Saina’s task of displaying her longevity and sustained excellence by playing in her third Olympics all that more difficult

All England Championships 2020: Viktor Axelsen wins maiden trophy in Birmingham; Tai Tzu Ying clinches women's title
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All England Championships 2020: Viktor Axelsen wins maiden trophy in Birmingham; Tai Tzu Ying clinches women's title

Viktor Axelsen claimed his maiden men's singles title at the All England Championship, while two-time former winner Tai Tzu Ying regained the women's singles crown on Sunday.

Coronavirus pandemic: Sports minister Kiren Rijiju says he urged PV Sindhu to continue playing All England Championships
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Coronavirus pandemic: Sports minister Kiren Rijiju says he urged PV Sindhu to continue playing All England Championships

Wary of the novel COVID-19 threat, top shuttler PV Sindhu on Thursday called up Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju from the United Kingdom, seeking his suggestion on whether to continue playing in the All England Championships.

Coronavirus pandemic: Top Indian shuttlers join Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, slam BWF for going ahead with tournaments
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Coronavirus pandemic: Top Indian shuttlers join Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, slam BWF for going ahead with tournaments

The Badminton World Federation has maintained that it has no plans to make any adjustments to the regulations related to the Tokyo Games qualification period and that other events will go as per schedule

All England Championships 2020: Tough draws for PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal amidst reduced participation in tournament with coronavirus threat
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All England Championships 2020: Tough draws for PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal amidst reduced participation in tournament with coronavirus threat

Reigning world champion PV Sindhu will lead a substantially truncated Indian squad to the prestigious All England Badminton Championships that get under way at the Arena Birmingham on Wednesday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Coronavirus affecting preparations, but Indian athletes hopeful of Games being on time
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Coronavirus affecting preparations, but Indian athletes hopeful of Games being on time

The novel coronavirus outbreak has affected their Olympic preparations but India's top athletes like PV Sindhu and Bajrang Punia say they are optimistic about the quadrennial event going ahead as scheduled despite the current health crisis.