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Malaysia Masters: HS Prannoy storms into semis; PV Sindhu loses again to Tai Tzu Ying
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Malaysia Masters: HS Prannoy storms into semis; PV Sindhu loses again to Tai Tzu Ying

Sindhu lost for the 17th time in her career to her nemesis Tai Tzu Ying. The last time Sindhu had defeated Tzu Ying was en route to her 2019 World Championship gold in Basel.

Malaysia Masters: World No. 2 Kento Momota knocked out by Kanta Tsuneyama
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Malaysia Masters: World No. 2 Kento Momota knocked out by Kanta Tsuneyama

Tsuneyama, ranked 14th in the world, beat Momota 21-15, 21-16 in an encounter lasting 50 minutes

Malaysia Masters: PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy storm into quarter-finals; Parupalli Kashyap bows out
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Malaysia Masters: PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy storm into quarter-finals; Parupalli Kashyap bows out

PV Sindhu will cross swords with her nemesis Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the last eight of Malaysia Masters.

Malaysia Masters: B Sai Praneeth, PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap move to second round
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Malaysia Masters: B Sai Praneeth, PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap move to second round

Praneeth defeated Cordon 21-8, 21-9, in a match that lasted for 26 minutes. The Indian shuttler dominated the proceedings in both the games and stormed into the second round

Malaysia Masters: PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy look to sustain momentum while spearheading Indian challenge
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Malaysia Masters: PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy look to sustain momentum while spearheading Indian challenge

Sindhu and Prannoy had suffered contrasting defeats at the quarter-final stage of the Malaysia Open Super 750 last week and will look to make amends this week even though there was hardly any time to iron out the flaws.

Asian badminton tournaments delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic
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Asian badminton tournaments delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Malaysia Masters, the Indonesia Masters and Indonesia Open have been postponed with no new dates yet set, said the Badminton World Federation.

Thailand Masters 2020: India's miserable start to year continues as Saina Nehwal's first-round exit calls time on country's campaign
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Thailand Masters 2020: India's miserable start to year continues as Saina Nehwal's first-round exit calls time on country's campaign

Saina had also lost in the opening round in the Indonesia Masters last week after entering the quarter-finals in the Malaysia Masters

Indonesia Masters 2020: Miserable campaign for Indian shuttlers casts cloud on Tokyo Olympics participation
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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

Indonesia Masters: PV Sindhu bows out after losing to Japan's Sayaka Takahashi in thrilling quarter-final clash
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Indonesia Masters: PV Sindhu bows out after losing to Japan's Sayaka Takahashi in thrilling quarter-final clash

Sindhu frittered away a one-game lead to lose 21-16 16-21 19-21 in a thrilling quarterfinal match that lasted one hour and six minutes.

Indonesia Masters: Defending champion Saina Nehwal’s first-round loss deals crippling blow to Olympics qualification hopes
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Indonesia Masters: Defending champion Saina Nehwal’s first-round loss deals crippling blow to Olympics qualification hopes

Having played with distinction at Beijing in 2008, London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Saina Nehwal had set her heart on qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Indonesia Masters 2020: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal expected to square off in second-round clash
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Indonesia Masters 2020: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal expected to square off in second-round clash

Sindhu, who is considered a revered opponent in world badminton, has a 1-3 record against Saina, who has always had the upper hand over her younger compatriot

Malaysia Masters 2020: Saina Nehwal sails into second round; B Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth crash out
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Malaysia Masters 2020: Saina Nehwal sails into second round; B Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth crash out

The London Olympics bronze medallist Saina beat Tan 21-15, 21-17 in just 36 minutes of action

Malaysia Masters 2020: India's badminton stars kick off new year with fresh hopes as countdown to Olympic qualifications begin
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Malaysia Masters 2020: India's badminton stars kick off new year with fresh hopes as countdown to Olympic qualifications begin

The Malaysia Masters is the first of three back-to-back tournaments in January - Indonesia Masters Super 500 and the Thailand Open Super 300 being the other two.

Malaysia Masters 2020: Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty lose in first round; Lakshya Sen out in qualifiers
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Malaysia Masters 2020: Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty lose in first round; Lakshya Sen out in qualifiers

The unseeded Lakshya went down 21-11, 18-21, 14-21 against Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus in a match that lasted 49 mins

Malaysia Masters 2019: Saina Nehwal no match for Carolina Marin’s speed and ferocity; Chen Long knocks out Viktor Axelsen
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Malaysia Masters 2019: Saina Nehwal no match for Carolina Marin’s speed and ferocity; Chen Long knocks out Viktor Axelsen

India’s Saina Nehwal, who had played a magnificent match on Friday to knock out the 2017 world champion, Nozomi Okuhara of Japan, in a quarter-final of the $350,000 prize money Malaysia Masters badminton championship, simply could not conjure up the same response from her nearly-29 year old legs in Saturday’s semi-final against Spain’s Carolina Marin

Firspost Spodcast Episode 123: Virat Kohli lays down his vision for Team India, Federer, Nadal reach Australian Open third round and more
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Firspost Spodcast Episode 123: Virat Kohli lays down his vision for Team India, Federer, Nadal reach Australian Open third round and more

In today's episode, we discuss Virat Kohli's vision of making Team India superpower in Test cricket, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal's progress to third round in Australian Open, India's good outing on first day of Malaysia Masters tournament and more.

LISTEN: Full script of Episode 123 where we discuss Virat Kohli's long-term vision for Team India, results of AFC Asian Cup 2019 and more
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LISTEN: Full script of Episode 123 where we discuss Virat Kohli's long-term vision for Team India, results of AFC Asian Cup 2019 and more

In today's episode, we discuss Virat Kohli's vision of making Team India a superpower in Test cricket, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal's progress to third round in Australian Open, India's good outing on first day of Malaysia Masters tournament and more.

India Open 2018: HS Prannoy forced to play with foot corn, says he couldn't afford to pull out due to BWF rules
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India Open 2018: HS Prannoy forced to play with foot corn, says he couldn't afford to pull out due to BWF rules

Prannoy developed several foot corns during the business end of the recently-concluded Premier Badminton League and hasn't been able to recover due to doctor's negligence.

Indonesia Masters 2018: Saina Nehwal sends Ratchanok Intanon packing in straight games to enter final
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Indonesia Masters 2018: Saina Nehwal sends Ratchanok Intanon packing in straight games to enter final

Saina Nehwal made a perfect start to the new season, reaching the women's singles final of the $350,000 Indonesia Masters with a thrilling straight-game win over World No 4 Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand on Saturday.

Free-spirited Tai Tzu Ying's deceptive play pivotal in overcoming a demanding 2018 season
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Free-spirited Tai Tzu Ying's deceptive play pivotal in overcoming a demanding 2018 season

This year, the challenge for Tai Tzu is tougher than all the previous seasons, bearing in mind the hectic schedule which includes the Commonwealth and Asian Games.