Badminton Asia Team Championships: India come close to upsetting defending champs Indonesia, but settle for bronze
Rank outsiders India did everything but tame defending champions Indonesia, but finally bowed out by the odd match in five, to settle for the Badminton Asia Team Championships bronze medal.
Badminton Asia 2020: Kidambi Srikanth, Chirag Shetty's clutch doubles win sees Indian men beat Thailand to set up Indonesia clash
The twist in the tale was provided by India’s erstwhile premier singles player, Kidambi Srikanth, who shrugged off his 20-22, 14-21 defeat at the hands of world junior champion
Badminton Asia Team Championships: India finish second in group after men's team lose to Malaysia, face Thailand in quarters
Kidambi Srikanth was the only shuttler to register a win as world no. 11 B Sai Praneeth and HS Prannoy too went down in the other singles in straight games at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.
India Open 2019: Need to reduce unforced errors, play big points well, says Ramchandran Shlok after loss in men's doubles
"Our defence was a bit off, but we would like to get better on crucial points and learn fast," Shlok said after he and MR Arjun lost their opening round clash.
Swiss Open badminton: Subhankar Dey stuns Jonatan Christie to reach quarter-final; Riya Mookerjee through to last-eight
Subhankar Dey and Riya Mookerjee advanced to men's and women's singles quarter-finals respectively of the Swiss Open badminton tournament.
Thomas and Uber Cup: Indian teams get past Australia with ease, but qualification chances appear dim
The women, led by Saina Nehwal, produced a winning 4-1 result, while the HS Prannoy-led men whitewashed Australia 5-0 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok on Monday.
Thomas and Uber Cup: France give India a 4-1 pummelling as HS Prannoy takes up doubles coaching duties
HS Prannoy took on the duties of doubles coach in preference to opening the proceedings in the first singles against the dangerous 32-year-old French vanguard Brice Leverdez, but the move misfired.
Badminton Asia Championships: Kidambi Srikanth, Sai Praneeth progress; Shlok Ramchandran, MR Arjun notch impressive win
World No 5, Kidambi Srikanth, who was fortunate to have been seeded No 1 in this tournament, since the draws were made at a time when he headed the ranking list of the Badminton World Federation (BWF), huffed and puffed against Kenta Nishimoto of Japan, ranked eight places below him at No 13, before coming through at 13-21, 21-16, 21-16.
German Open 2018: Spotlight on 'controversial' new service rule as players continue to remain divided
World Champion Viktor Axelsen, who clears 6’ 4” in his socks, is one of the most bitter critics of the new service rule, asserting that it favours the shorter players at the expense of the six-footers.