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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Four years from quarter-final run in Rio, Kidambi Srikanth's chances of qualification are fading quickly
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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

Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal enters second round with straight-game win over Phittayaporn Chaiwan; Sourabh Verma crashes out
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Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal enters second round with straight-game win over Phittayaporn Chaiwan; Sourabh Verma crashes out

Saina, who made last-minute withdrawals from Indonesia Open and last week's Japan Open because of injuries, got past Chaiwan 21-17 21-19 in her opening round contest.

Japan Open 2019: Sai Praneeth downs Kenta Nishimoto to storm into second round; Satwiksairak Rankreddy-Ashwini Ponnappa pair progresses
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Japan Open 2019: Sai Praneeth downs Kenta Nishimoto to storm into second round; Satwiksairak Rankreddy-Ashwini Ponnappa pair progresses

The unseeded Sai Praneeth recorded a comfortable 21-17 21-13 win over world No 10 Kenta Nishimoto in just 42 minutes at the BWF World Tour Super 750 tournament.

Japan Open 2019: PV Sindhu looks to bounce back quickly after deflating loss in Indonesia Open final, Saina Nehwal to return to action
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Japan Open 2019: PV Sindhu looks to bounce back quickly after deflating loss in Indonesia Open final, Saina Nehwal to return to action

PV Sindhu missed an opportunity to break a seven-month title drought when she lost in straight games to Akane Yamaguchi in Indonesia Open final and the Indian will look to go the full distance when she opens against China's Han Yue here.

Indonesia Open 2019: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth make impressive starts to enter second round; B Sai Praneeth ousted
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Indonesia Open 2019: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth make impressive starts to enter second round; B Sai Praneeth ousted

Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth made impressive starts to their campaign, progressing to the second round of the Indonesia Open with contrasting wins at the BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament on Wednesday.

Listen: Full script of Episode 208 of Spodcast where we talk about F1 legend Niki Lauda passing away, Pakistan's three changes to World Cup Squad and more
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Listen: Full script of Episode 208 of Spodcast where we talk about F1 legend Niki Lauda passing away, Pakistan's three changes to World Cup Squad and more

In this episode of Firstpost Spodcast, we talk about Former F1 champion Niki Lauda's passing away, changes to Pakistan's World Cup squad and more

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 208: F1 legend Niki Lauda passes away, Pakistan make three changes to World Cup Squad and more
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Firstpost Spodcast Episode 208: F1 legend Niki Lauda passes away, Pakistan make three changes to World Cup Squad and more

In this episode of Firstpost Spodcast, we talk about Former F1 champion Niki Lauda's passing away, changes to Pakistan's World Cup squad and more

Sudirman Cup 2019: Kento Momota-less Japan survive scare against resilient Russia; South Korea thrash Hong Kong 4-1
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Sudirman Cup 2019: Kento Momota-less Japan survive scare against resilient Russia; South Korea thrash Hong Kong 4-1

Japan gambled by resting top-ranked Kento Momota and nearly paid the price, suffering a huge scare before battling back to beat Russia 3-2 in their Sudirman Cup opener on Monday.

Malaysia Open 2019: Kidambi Srikanth falters against Chen Long to lose scrappy quarter-final clash; Lin Dan marches into semis
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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.

Indonesia Masters 2019: Kidambi Srikanth continues strong form against Kenta Nishimoto; PV Sindhu beats Gregoria Tunjung
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Indonesia Masters 2019: Kidambi Srikanth continues strong form against Kenta Nishimoto; PV Sindhu beats Gregoria Tunjung

Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal all vaulted their Indonesia Masters badminton second-round hurdles with straight-games victories, to claim their quarter-final berths in the $350,000 prize money event.

Syed Modi International 2018: Sameer Verma gets better of Lu Guangzu in thrilling three-game encounter to retain title
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Syed Modi International 2018: Sameer Verma gets better of Lu Guangzu in thrilling three-game encounter to retain title

Sameer Verma from Madhya Pradesh showed immaculate defence and a never-say-die attitude to eke out a 16-21, 21-19, 21-14 win in the finals against 22-year-old Lu, who has won the Australian Open and Canada Open this year.

Hong Kong Open: Son Wan Ho back to his best as he clinches title; Nozomi Okuhara downs Ratchanok Intanon in final
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Hong Kong Open: Son Wan Ho back to his best as he clinches title; Nozomi Okuhara downs Ratchanok Intanon in final

Son Wan Ho and Kenta Nishimoto engaged each other in innumerable, interminable rallies over an hour and a half, thinking nothing of covering several kilometres of court in their effort at outlasting their antagonist.

Hong Kong Open: Son Wan-ho wins first title since 2016; Nozomi Okuhara beats Ratchanok Intanon in hard-fought victory
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Hong Kong Open: Son Wan-ho wins first title since 2016; Nozomi Okuhara beats Ratchanok Intanon in hard-fought victory

Sixth seed Son Wan-ho, who stunned Japanese world number one Kento Momota in the semis, yielded 12 points in a row in the first game before finding his form after the first break to win 14-21, 21-17, 21-13 in 89 minutes

Hong Kong Open 2018: India's Kidambi Srikanth vows to be consistent after suffering third straight quarter-finals exit
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Hong Kong Open 2018: India's Kidambi Srikanth vows to be consistent after suffering third straight quarter-finals exit

Kidambi Srikanth has suffered his third straight quarter-finals loss but says Indian badminton has a bright future, after injury woes sent the fourth seed packing from the Hong Kong Open.

Hong Kong Open: Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Verma bow out in quarter-finals to end Indian challenge
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Hong Kong Open: Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Verma bow out in quarter-finals to end Indian challenge

Kidambi Srikanth couldn't threaten Kenta Nishimoto, who lead 12-7 at one stage in the opening game. Sameer Verma couldn't find a way to outwit an athletic Lee Cheuk Yiu

Hong Kong Open: Kidambi Srikanth clinches thriller against HS Prannoy; PV Sindhu suffers defeat in second round
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Hong Kong Open: Kidambi Srikanth clinches thriller against HS Prannoy; PV Sindhu suffers defeat in second round

Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hong Kong Open World Tour Super 500 tournament on Thursday.

Badminton Asia Championships: India's PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth handed easy draws in China event
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Badminton Asia Championships: India's PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth handed easy draws in China event

The Indian team, including Srikanth and Sindhu, is currently in Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games, which begins on Thursday with the mixed team championship.

All England Open 2018: HS Prannoy squanders massive lead to lose quarter-final; Lin Dan gets past Lee Chong Wei
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All England Open 2018: HS Prannoy squanders massive lead to lose quarter-final; Lin Dan gets past Lee Chong Wei

HS Prannoy allowed nerves to get the better of him and lapsed into unforced errors as he blew a 16-10 lead to eventually lose to China's Huang Yuxiang.

Indonesia Masters: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal to lead understrength Indian contingent after Kidambi Srikanth's withdrawal
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Indonesia Masters: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal to lead understrength Indian contingent after Kidambi Srikanth's withdrawal

There was token Indian representation in the Malaysia Masters, that took place in Kuala Lumpur last week, and the Indonesia Masters, that kicks off in Jakarta from 23 January will also witness the participation of a below-strength Indian contingent

Malaysia Masters 2018: Viktor Axelsen sets up title clash with Kenta Nishimoto; Tai Tzu Ying faces Ratchanok Intanon
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Malaysia Masters 2018: Viktor Axelsen sets up title clash with Kenta Nishimoto; Tai Tzu Ying faces Ratchanok Intanon

World number one Viktor Axelsen of Denmark destroyed Malaysia's Daren Liew 21-15, 21-11 on Saturday to secure a place in the final of the Malaysia Masters.