Tokyo Olympics 2020: Viktor Axelsen beats Rio champion Chen Long in straight games to win men's singles badminton gold
Axelsen, who won bronze at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, was aggressive from the start. He took the first game 21-15 and overwhelmed Chen in the second, 21-12.
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
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
Hong Kong Open: Kidambi Srikanth pays the price for going against grain in straight-games loss to Lee Cheuk Yiu
None benefit from going against the grain of their being. In the past, Kidambi Srikanth had shone for his unceasing aggressive play where his smashes came like pile-drivers, predictably slotted down the line and yet, unreturnable for the likes of World No 1 players Chen Long and Lee Chong Wei.
Lee was very much his own man, and crystal-clear in his mind as to the style and quantum of training that suited him best.
Malaysian legend Lee Chong Wei announces retirement from badminton after an illustrious 19-year career
Former World No 1 Malaysia’s most successful badminton player, Lee Chong Wei announced retirement from professional badminton after an illustrious career.
Sudirman Cup 2019: Ratchanok Intanon-led Thailand outsmart South Korea; China down Denmark in lopsided contest
The 2-1 tie score for Thailand set the stage for Intanon’s heroine act that propelled her nation into the penultimate round, to be played on Saturday.
Sudirman Cup 2019: China proves to be a handful for tepid Indian squad; 17-year-old An Se Young guides South Korea to victory
There was no miracle forthcoming on Wednesday from a listless Indian squad that expectedly went down without a whimper by a 5-0 scoreline to hosts and second seeds China
Sudirman Cup 2019: Japan present strongest challenge to China's bid for 11th title; India likely to make quarters by beating Malaysia
Since beating China clearly appears beyond the capabilities of the Indians, it would be best for them to concentrate on their match against Malaysia, so that they can at least be sure of their play-off quarter-final berth
Badminton Asia Championships 2019: HS Prannoy, Sai Praneeth miss out after BAI mess-up; Kidambi Srikanth gets good draw
In the sad absence of some of India’s best shuttlers, thanks to the bureaucratic bungling, it has been left to Srikanth and Sameer Verma among the men, and PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal among the women
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 Open: Lin Dan clinches title with hard-fought win over Chen Long; Tai Tzu Ying storms past Akane Yamaguchi
It was a game that saw Lin Dan up against an in-form Chen Long, who got breezed through the Open impressively in a series of straight matches
Malaysia Open 2019: Lin Dan heralds return with well-crafted victory over Chen Long; Tai Tzu Ying eases past Akane Yamaguchi
Lin beat Tsuneyama at 21-10 in the decider of their extended quarter-final encounter; and allowed his 23-year-old compatriot, Shi Yuqi, only a dozen points in the third game of their semi-final bout
Malaysia Open 2019: Lin Dan beats compatriot Shi Yuqi to seal final berth; Tai Tzu Ying gets vengeance against Chen Yufei
Lin Dan's 21-19, 16-21, 21-12 win against Shi Yuqi was only his second triumph in seven meetings, and came after four successive losses, including three last year alone
Malaysia Open 2019: Lin Dan bests compatriot Shi Yuqi to enter final; Tai Tzu-ying, Akane Yamaguchi set up mouthwatering clash
It is the second final that the Chinese shuttler Lin Dan has reached this year but the two-time Olympic gold medallist conceded it was tough to battle past Shi Yuqi
Malaysia Open 2019: Kidambi Srikanth falters against Chen Long to lose scrappy quarter-final clash; Lin Dan marches into semis
Kidambi Srikanth was coasting along effortlessly en route to the opening stanza when his game inexplicably degenerated into a spate of errors.
Malaysia Open 2019: Kidambi Srikanth suffers straight-game loss to Chen Long in quarter-finals as Indian challenge ends
A fighting Kidambi Srikanth suffered a straight-game loss to Olympic champion Chen Long to bow out of the men's singles quarter-finals at the Malaysia Open.
Malaysia Open 2019: PV Sindhu's capitulation against unseeded Sung Ji-hyun leaves Kidambi Srikanth as sole remaining Indian
Sindhu opened quite brightly, and led all the way until 14-12 in the opening game, but then collapsed after a string of unforced errors, conceding the crucial 20th point after a brief fightback to 18-19
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Badminton qualification system unfair and puts strain on players, says Pullela Gopichand
Indian national coach Pullela Gopichand believes that the Olympic qualification system in badminton is 'unfair' and putting a 'lot of strain' on the players.
Badminton World Federation’s punishing schedule is taking toll on top players' fitness ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The BWF did not benefit from the experience of the 2018 season, and has once again produced a 2019 calendar that is jampacked with tournaments in different parts of the globe