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Indonesia Open 2019: Chance for India's out-of-form shuttlers to redeem themselves; Kidambi Srikanth favoured to reach semi-finals
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Indonesia Open 2019: Chance for India's out-of-form shuttlers to redeem themselves; Kidambi Srikanth favoured to reach semi-finals

The prolonged horror patch of form that the country's top shuttlers, virtually without exception, have gone through in the past 18 months has seen them produce results that would leave the erstwhile world-beaters shame-faced and downcast.

Sudirman Cup 2019: Relentless Shi Yuqi demolishes World No 1 Kento Momota to help China claim 11th crown
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Sudirman Cup 2019: Relentless Shi Yuqi demolishes World No 1 Kento Momota to help China claim 11th crown

Just how dominant the Chinese were at this tournament could be judged by the fact that they dropped just one match in five ties leading up to the title

Sudirman Cup 2019: Shi Yuqi stuns world champion Kento Momota as China romp over Japan to win 11th title
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Sudirman Cup 2019: Shi Yuqi stuns world champion Kento Momota as China romp over Japan to win 11th title

Japan have never won the badminton world mixed-team championship and their search goes on after they were well beaten 3-0 by China in the city of Nanning.

Sudirman Cup 2019: China and Japan display all-round badminton prowess as they clinch victories in semi-final matches
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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.

Sudirman Cup 2019: China beats Thailand to reach final after clinical display, to play either Japan or Indonesia
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Sudirman Cup 2019: China beats Thailand to reach final after clinical display, to play either Japan or Indonesia

Hosts China closed in on an 11th Sudirman Cup title as they ruthlessly dismantled Thailand to reach Sunday's final of the mixed-team badminton world championship.

Sudirman Cup 2019: Indonesia rely on doubles strength to eliminate Chinese Taipei; Japan breeze into semi-finals
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Sudirman Cup 2019: Indonesia rely on doubles strength to eliminate Chinese Taipei; Japan breeze into semi-finals

Saturday's semi-finals of Sudirman Cup will see hosts China taking on unconsidered Thailand in the first of the elite group penultimate-round ties in morning, while the Indonesians and Japanese cross swords with one another in the evening.

Sudirman Cup 2019: Malaysia's Teo Ee Yi injured after doubles partner Ong Yew Sin smashes his face during QF clash
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Sudirman Cup 2019: Malaysia's Teo Ee Yi injured after doubles partner Ong Yew Sin smashes his face during QF clash

Teo lay prone on the court floor for nearly 10 minutes with a gashed chin, blood pouring down his neck, with the men's doubles clash against top seeds Japan locked at 19-19 in the deciding game.

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.

Sudirman Cup 2019: Japan present strongest challenge to China's bid for 11th title; India likely to make quarters by beating Malaysia
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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: Kento Momota, Akane Yamaguchi make it a Japanese singles clean sweep
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Badminton Asia Championships 2019: Kento Momota, Akane Yamaguchi make it a Japanese singles clean sweep

Kento Momota and Akane Yamaguchi won the singles crowns to make it a Japanese clean sweep at the Badminton Asia Championships.

Badminton Asia Championships 2019: It will be China versus Japan in both the stellar singles finals
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Badminton Asia Championships 2019: It will be China versus Japan in both the stellar singles finals

There will be straight face-offs in the stellar singles finals of the Badminton Asia Championships between the two nations that have been to the forefront of the game in the past couple of years — China and Japan.

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 184: Sunrisers Hyderabad's remarkable meltdown; India's World Cup squad selection and more
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Firstpost Spodcast Episode 184: Sunrisers Hyderabad's remarkable meltdown; India's World Cup squad selection and more

Sunrisers Hyderabad's remarkable meltdown, India's World Cup squad selection, CSK's last-over win over KKR and more on the latest edition of Firstpost Spodcast.

Singapore Open 2019: Kento Momota rallies to down Anthony Sinisuka Ginting; Tai Tzu Ying breezes past Nozomi Okuhara
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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
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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
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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

Singapore Open 2019: Saina Nehwal avenges herself against Pornpawee Chochuwong; Kento Momota decimates HS Prannoy
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Singapore Open 2019: Saina Nehwal avenges herself against Pornpawee Chochuwong; Kento Momota decimates HS Prannoy

Even as Nehwal was stretched over the rack by Chochuwong, her compatriot and No 4 seed, PV Sindhu, had matters a mite easier against Dane Mia Blichfeldt, and won by a 21-13, 21-19 scoreline in 40 minutes.

Singapore Open 2019 preview: PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma get favourable draws; Lin Dan runs into Viktor Axelsen first up
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Singapore Open 2019 preview: PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma get favourable draws; Lin Dan runs into Viktor Axelsen first up

For the Indian badminton fan, the very name of the Singapore Open conjures up a heart-warming image of two batchmates and sparring partners at the Pullela Gopichand Academy jousting for the gold medal in the summit clash

India Open 2019: Viktor Axelsen credits strong club system in Denmark for country's success in sport
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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

All England Championships 2019: Kento Momota’s hard-fought win over Viktor Axelsen signals changing of guard
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All England Championships 2019: Kento Momota’s hard-fought win over Viktor Axelsen signals changing of guard

Momota’s hard-earned 21-11, 15-21, 21-15 triumph against Axelsen produced displays of great heart and courage from the two gladiators, and had them digging deep into their reserves in their effort to win one of the most coveted titles in the sport.

All England Championships 2019: Indian challenge ends as doughty Saina Nehwal, fragile Kidambi Srikanth bow out
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All England Championships 2019: Indian challenge ends as doughty Saina Nehwal, fragile Kidambi Srikanth bow out

Not entirely unexpectedly, the Indian challenge at the All England Badminton Championships stumbled at the quarter-final stage as Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth crashed out.