Swiss Open 2021: Tepid Indian performance at Basel a reason to worry about Tokyo Olympics qualification
The early exits of Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy, Lakshya Sen did them no favours as they fight to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
Swiss Open: World champion PV Sindhu finishes with silver after straight games defeat to Carolina Marin
The 25-year-old Indian, who had won the coveted World Championship gold medal here in 2019, couldn't match the speed and accuracy of Marin during her 12-21, 5-21 defeat in the final that lasted only 35 minutes.
Former World No 1 Srikanth, who had last made it to semis at the Hong Kong Super 500 in November, 2019, will clash with top seed and world no. 2 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark.
World champion Sindhu took a minute less than an hour to see off a fighting Busanan, seeded fifth, 21-16, 23-21 to set up a clash with fourth seed Denmark's fourth seed Mia Blichfeldt.
World champion PV Sindhu hardly broke any sweat, beating USA's Iris Wang 21-13 21-14 in the women's singles competition, while former world no 1 Srikanth notched up a 21-10, 14-21, 21-14 victory over World No 50 Thomas Rouxel of France and Jayaram eked out a hard-fought 21-18, 17-21, 21-13 against third-seeded Dane Rasmus Gemke in their respective men's singles second-round matches.
Swiss Open: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth through to round of 16; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty win
While world champion Sindhu beat Yigit Neslihan of Turkey 21-16, 21-19 in her first-round match that lasted 42 minutes, Srikanth staved off a spirited challenge from compatriot Sameer Verma to make a winning start to his campaign.
Having lost the first game 14-21 to Indonesia's World No 9 Tommy Sugiarto, Dey rallied to take the second game from 12-19 down.
All England Championships 2019: India's Sameer Verma wants to 'test his game' against World No 1 Kento Momota
A season of highs saw him knocking on the door of world's top-10 and India's Sameer Verma believes a positive mindset and improved strategies will hold him in good stead at the All England Championship starting 10 March.
Swiss Open 2018: Stan Wawrinka pulls out of tournament after suffering back injury while training with compatriot Roger Federer
A back injury suffered during a Sunday practice session with compatriot Roger Federer forced Stan Wawrinka to pull out of the Swiss Indoors tournament on Monday, while Marin Cilic eased into the second round in Basel.
Swiss Open 2018: Roger Federer reveals long-standing struggle with hand injury ahead of home tournament
Roger Federer has revealed that he has been suffering with a hand injury since the summer, but said the problem is no longer a worry as he heads into his home Swiss Open starting on Monday.
Italian Matteo Berrettini overcomes World No 17 Roberto Bautista Agut in shock victory at Swiss Open to win first title
Italian Matteo Berrettini stunned World No 17 Bautista Agut to secure his maiden title at the Swiss Open, before he went on to become double champion by winning the doubles along with Daniele Bracciali.
Swiss Open: Roberto Bautista Agut survives early scare to defeat Laslo Djere, faces Matteo Berrettini in final
Second seed Roberto Bautista Agut survived a scare against Serbian Laslo Djere before holding his nerve to win 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-4 to reach Swiss Open final in Gstaad.
Swiss Open WTA: Top seed Alize Cornet gets past Mandy Minella in Gstaad final to end her title drought
Alize Cornet won her first title in two and a half years and after a probe into missed doping controls on Sunday as she beat Mandy Minella 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the Gstaad final.
Sameer Verma said, ""I just want to stay fit, take care of my body, that is my target. I don't want to think about anything else. I know if I am 100 per cent, performance will come and my ranking will also improve."
Sameer, who had clinched the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold last year and reached the finals at 2016 Hong Kong Superseries, thus lifted his first title of the season
Sameer Verma through to Swiss Open semis with win over Kento Momota; Parupalli Kashyap to face Raul Must in Austria
Sameer Verma defeated Kento Momota in straight games to enter Swiss Open semi-finals, while Parupalli Kashyap booked his spot in the last four of the Austrian Open on Friday
Swiss Open: RMV Gurusaidutt beats compatriot Sourabh Verma; second seed Sameer enters quarter-finals
Commonwealth Games bronze medallist RMV Gurusaidutt and 2017 Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold winner Sameer Verma entered the quarter-finals of the Swiss Open World Super 300 tournament after registering contrasting wins in men's singles on Thursday.
Indian shuttlers RMV Gurusaidutt, Sourabh Verma and Sameer Verma entered the second round of the Swiss Open World Tour Super 300 tournament after winning their opening round matches on Wednesday.
Indonesia Masters 2018: Tai Tzu Ying floors Saina Nehwal in lopsided final to claim women's singles crown
Saina Nehwal suffered her seventh straight defeat to World No 1 and old nemesis Tai Tzu Ying, going down in the summit clash of the $350,000 Indonesia Masters on Sunday
Prannoy had to previously face criticism for not being consistent and one renowned coach even went on to say that "he will never be able to play singles as he was slow and he should shift to doubles".