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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 advances to second round; Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth bow out
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Indonesia Masters 2020: PV Sindhu advances to second round; Saina Nehwal, B Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth bow out

World champion PV Sindhu advanced to the second round of the Indonesia Masters with a hard-earned victory over Japan's Aya Ohori but defending champion Saina Nehwal suffered a shock exit from the Super 500 tournament, on Wednesday.

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

BWF Denmark Open 2019: India's Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth suffer first round defeats in Odense
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BWF Denmark Open 2019: India's Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth suffer first round defeats in Odense

Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth on Wednesday suffered first round losses in the Denmark Open women's and men's singles competitions on Wednesday.

BWF Denmark Open 2019: Saina Nehwal loses to Sayaka Takahashi in straight games; Sameer Verma beats Kanta Tsuneyama to advance to second round
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BWF Denmark Open 2019: Saina Nehwal loses to Sayaka Takahashi in straight games; Sameer Verma beats Kanta Tsuneyama to advance to second round

Saina has been going through a tough phase with fitness issues since claiming the Indonesia Masters in January, having previously made first-round exits from China and Korea Open this year

Thailand Open 2019: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth crash out; B Sai Praneeth advances to quarters
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Thailand Open 2019: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth crash out; B Sai Praneeth advances to quarters

Ace Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the Thailand Open after suffering unexpected defeats but B Sai Praneeth sailed into the quarter-finals of the men's singles event at Bangkok on Thursday.

Singapore Open 2018: Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen defeats compatriot Hsu Jen-hao in straight sets to win men's singles
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Singapore Open 2018: Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen defeats compatriot Hsu Jen-hao in straight sets to win men's singles

Taiwanese badminton star Chou Tien-chen stormed to a 21-13, 21-13 win over compatriot Hsu Jen-hao to clinch the Singapore Open men's singles title on Sunday.

Singapore Open 2018: Chou Tien Chen registers hard-fought victory over China's Qiao Bin to enter final
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Singapore Open 2018: Chou Tien Chen registers hard-fought victory over China's Qiao Bin to enter final

Taiwanese shuttler Chou Tien Chen powered into the finals of the Singapore Open after a thrilling 21-12, 18-21, 21-16 win over China's Qiao Bin on Saturday.

New Zealand Open Badminton: Lin Dan shows skill and guts in straight-games victory over plucky Jonatan Christie
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New Zealand Open Badminton: Lin Dan shows skill and guts in straight-games victory over plucky Jonatan Christie

Lin Dan made up a 15-19 second game deficit with typical guts and skill, to tame Indonesia’s fast-improving 20-year-old World No 14, Jonatan Christie, by a 21-14, 21-19 verdict in 52 minutes, to annex the men’s singles title of the US$150,000 New Zealand Open Badminton Championships.

New Zealand Open Badminton: Sameer Verma fails to learn from Lakshya Sen's errors in clash against Lin Dan
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New Zealand Open Badminton: Sameer Verma fails to learn from Lakshya Sen's errors in clash against Lin Dan

Sameer Verma repeated Lakshya Sen's cardinal error of eschewing patience and trying to finish rallies quickly in the quarter-final and played into Lin Dan's hands.

French Open Superseries: Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu impress in 2nd-round wins; Saina Nehwal ousted
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French Open Superseries: Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu impress in 2nd-round wins; Saina Nehwal ousted

Second-seeded PV Sindhu played far better than she had on the opening day of the French Open, and overwhelmed Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi by a 21-14, 21-13 margin.

Japan Open Superseries: Sikki Reddy-Pranaav Chopra win silver lining for India after Kidambi Srikanth's loss
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Japan Open Superseries: Sikki Reddy-Pranaav Chopra win silver lining for India after Kidambi Srikanth's loss

The chances of Pranaav Chopra and Sikki Reddy making the final are bright, for they are pitted in the semi-finals against a Japanese pair that has come through the qualifying rounds.

Saina, Sindhu survive scares to enter world championship quarters
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Saina, Sindhu survive scares to enter world championship quarters

Saina will be up against World No.1 and top seed Li Xuerui of China next and the reigning Olympic champion has a 7-2 career advantage over the Hyderbadi.