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
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.
Things still look pretty gloomy for India men's team as they will have to beat heavyweights China on Tuesday to keep quarter-finals hopes alive. The women's are up against five-time champion japan
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.
Australian Open badminton: India's Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma enter quarters; Manu Attri-Sumeeth Reddy advance
Second seed Praneeth beat Indonesia's Panji Ahmad Maulana 21-12, 21-14, while fourth-seeded Sameer edged past Takuma Ueda of Japan 21-16, 21-12 in their respective second round matches.
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.