Tokyo Olympics 2020: Four years from quarter-final run in Rio, Kidambi Srikanth's chances of qualification are fading quickly
There are simply not enough tournaments left for Srikanth to collect the 8,000+ points required to overtake Gemke and finish in the top-16, even if he puts in a late gallop and finishes among the medals at these competitions
Badminton Asia 2020: Kidambi Srikanth, Chirag Shetty's clutch doubles win sees Indian men beat Thailand to set up Indonesia clash
The twist in the tale was provided by India’s erstwhile premier singles player, Kidambi Srikanth, who shrugged off his 20-22, 14-21 defeat at the hands of world junior champion
Indonesia Masters 2020: Miserable campaign for Indian shuttlers casts cloud on Tokyo Olympics participation
India can, by rights, command one quota place in each of the five badminton events at Tokyo 2020, but to squeeze in a second entry in any of the 64-player draws requires that player or pair to be ranked inside the top-15 in the world
Hong Kong Open exit proves Kidambi Srikanth is yet to find form which helped him to four Superseries titles in 2017
Srikanth has seen his BWF (Badminton World Federation) ranking drop steadily from the pinnacle of the charts last year to a present level of World No 13
BWF China Open 2019: Sai Praneeth bows out after losing quarter-final clash against Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
Almost a month after dispatching the Indonesian en route his historic world championships bronze at Basel, world No 15 Praneeth went down to the same opponent 21-16 6-21 16-21 in 55 minutes to end his campaign here.
BWF World Championships 2019: B Sai Praneeth, PV Sindhu advance to quarterfinals; HS Prannoy, Saina Nehwal crash out
World No 19 Praneeth, who had reached the finals at Swiss Open this year, took just 42 minutes to dispatch sixth seeded Anthony of Indonesia 21-19 21-13 to set up a likely clash with another Indonesian Jonatan Christie, seeded fourth and the reigning Asian Games champion.
Sudirman Cup 2019: China and Japan display all-round badminton prowess as they clinch victories in semi-final matches
China and Japan stamped their indelible impress on the Sudirman Cup mixed team championships as the two most balanced all-round badminton nations in the world, when they eliminated Thailand and Indonesia, respectively, in the semi-finals.
New Zealand Open 2019: HS Prannoy stuns Tommy Sugiarto to win in straight games; B Sai Praneeth eliminated by Lin Dan
Unseeded Prannoy shocked second seed Sugiarto 21-14, 21-12 in just 37 minutes to book his place in the last-eight round, where he will be up against fifth seed Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan
Singapore Open 2019: Kento Momota rallies to down Anthony Sinisuka Ginting; Tai Tzu Ying breezes past Nozomi Okuhara
But while Momota had to dig really deep to settle Ginting’s aspirations, there were no such alarms for Chinese Taipei’s top seed and World No 1, Tai Tzu Ying
Singapore Open 2019: Kento Momota fights back from behind to win men's singles title; Tai Tzu Ying outfoxes Nozomi Okuhara
Kento Momota struggled to contain his powerful Indonesian opponent, who was finding both corners of the court in the first half of the match. But the top seed dug deep to fight back from 16-11 behind in the second game to force a decider
Singapore Open 2019: Nozomi Okuhara decimates lacklustre PV Sindhu; Anthony Ginting sets up final against Kento Momota
Indian badminton supporters have gotten used to seeing her perpetual frown of self-doubt and indifferent body language, but rarely have they seen Sindhu appear so disinterested
Malaysia Masters 2019: Parupalli Kashyap makes strong statement in opening round; Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal advance
Old Indian war-horse Parupalli Kashyap made a significant statement at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur Sports City on Wednesday, the opening day of the Malaysia Masters World Tour Super 500 badminton championships.
BWF World Tour Finals: Sameer Verma joins PV Sindhu in playoff semi-finals with straight games win over Kantaphon Wangcharoen
With Sameer Verma ending runner-up in the group, the Indian will clash in the penultimate round of the tournament with China’s Shi Yuqi, who finished his outings in Group A with an all-win 3-0 record.
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.
Japan Open 2018: Kidambi Srikanth beats Vincent Wong Wing Ki to reach quarter-finals; PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy eliminated
Kidambi Srikanth progressed to the quarter-finals of the men's singles at the Japan Open, while PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy were unable to get past their opponents and were eliminated.
Here is the tour diary from Indonesia where Snehal Pradhan is travelling and capturing moments from her Asian Games 2018 coverage.
It was a disappointing end for India's campaign in men's singles as Srikanth and Prannoy failed to raise the bar after their early exits from the Nanjing World Championship early this month.
Srikanth came into the match with a 5-2 head-to-head record against Wong Wing Ki but it didn't matter in the end as the Hong Kong shuttler proved to be a better player.
Asia Team Championships 2018: Jonatan Christie guides Indonesia to men’s title; Japan beat China for women’s crown
Propelled by a fighting performance from their World No 13, Jonatan Christie, the Indonesians upstaged the Chinese by a 3-1 margin.
Asia Team Badminton Championships: India men continue rampage with Maldives rout; Japanese women blank Hong Kong
India finished the embarrassingly one-sided encounter against the Maldives winning all their five matches in straight games, and without conceding more than ten points per game in any of the matches.