India Open 2019 takeaways: Kidambi Srikanth shows he is yet to hit top gear; PV Sindhu stumbles in crucial final
From Kidambi Srikanth's loss in the final to PV Sindhu's stumble in semis, here are some key takeaways from the just-concluded India Open.
India Open 2019: National coach Pullela Gopichand calls out 'inconsistent' umpiring in India's men's doubles loss in semis
"When you have umpires who don’t call you an entire week, they call you on a particular day, it's something wrong with the standards of umpiring in terms of consistency," Gopichand said.
India Open 2019: Viktor Axelsen's sublime display of attacking badminton takes Kidambi Srikanth by surprise in final
At the stroke of game's 36th minute, Kidambi Srikanth sat motionless on his knees as Viktor Axelsen ran to his corner before acknowledging the cheers from a packed house.
India Open 2019: Viktor Axelsen outplays Kidambi Srikanth to win 2nd title; Ratchanok Intanon claims women's singles crown
Danish giant Viktor Axelsen outplayed home favourite Kidambi Srikanth in straight games to clinch the India Open badminton title on Sunday
India Open 2019 final Match Highlights Score and updates: Viktor Axelsen saves two gamepoints against Kidambi Srikanth to clinch title
Catch Live score and updates of 2019 India Open finals featuring men's singles clash between India's Kidambi Srikanth and Denmark's Viktor Axelsen
India Open 2019: PV Sindhu slips up twice as spirited He Bingjiao snatches final spot after remarkable comebacks
He Bingjiao defeated PV Sindhu 23-21, 21-18 in 55 minutes to set up a final against Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon on Sunday
India Open 2019: Kidambi Srikanth scrapes to three-game win over China's Huang Yuxiang, faces Viktor Axelsen in final
The win means Srikanth will face Viktor Axelsen in a blockbuster final on Sunday. It will be the 26-year-old's first Superseries-level final in 15 months.
Highlights, India Open 2019 semi-finals results: Kidambi Srikanth enters final; PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap ousted
Catch Live score and updates from the semi-finals of the 2019 India Open badminton where PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap are in action
India Open 2019: Parupalli Kashyap nurses Olympic-size hope as he faces Viktor Axelsen for a place in final
"I don't just want to qualify for Olympics. I want to be the medal contender. I don't want a participant's badge on my CV," Kashyap said.
India Open 2019: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth through to semis with contrasting results; vintage Parupalli Kashyap wins
Former champions PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth stayed on course to reclaim titles while a vintage Parupalli Kashyap too regained some form.
India Open 2019: Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap register contrasting victories to reach semi-finals
Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap raised hopes of an Indian win after progressing to the men's singles semifinals at USD 350,000 India Open on Friday
India Open 2019: Defending champion Beiwen Zhang battles lack of funds and training to keep badminton dream alive
Beiwen Zhang said she does not get enough training in the US where badminton is not a big sport.
India Open 2019: Having put gut troubles behind him, HS Prannoy fends off Jan O Jorgensen to enter quarters
Still recovering from a terrible gastroesophageal reflux issue, HS Prannoy went past Jan O Jorgensen in three games to book a quarter-final clash against Viktor Axelsen.
India Open 2019: Viktor Axelsen credits strong club system in Denmark for country's success in sport
Danish ace Viktor Axelsen on Thursday credited his country's strong club system for his success after entering the quarter-finals of the India Open badminton
India Open 2019: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth register easy wins to enter quarter-finals; HS Prannoy beats Jan O Jorgensen
Former champions PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the quarterfinals after easy wins but the highlight of the day was HS Prannoy's thrilling victory over Denmark's Jan Jorgensen
India Open 2019: B Sai Praneeth overcomes familiar foe Sameer Verma in marathon duel, faces Kidambi Srikanth next
B Sai Praneeth's match against compatriot Sameer Verma was nothing what the scoreline suggests. It was badminton's equivalent of dogged pound-to-pound boxing, and yet, shorn of the shock value it deserved.
India Open 2019: Saina Nehwal seems more determined playing against me and PV Sindhu, says Ratchanok Intanon
Former world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand says she needs to learn a trick or two from her gritty Indian rival Saina Nehwal, who always comes across more determined to win during their on-court duels.
India Open 2019: Ratchanok Intanon says she is wary of getting injured due to hectic schedule ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Ratchanok Intanon doesn't want to exert herself too much as she is wary of getting injured in an Olympic qualification year due to the hectic schedule.
Having lost the first game 14-21 to Indonesia's World No 9 Tommy Sugiarto, Dey rallied to take the second game from 12-19 down.
India Open 2019: Kidambi Srikanth survives scare against quick-feet Wong Wing Ki Vincent to enter second round
Egged by a vociferous home crowd, Kidambi Srikanth overturned an 11-17 deficit in the final game to register a 21-16, 18-21, 21-19 win in 56 minutes.