Yonex Open Japan

Mixed Fortunes for Indian Shuttlers at 2015 Yonex Open Japan After First-Round Matches

 September 10, 2015   R K Gupta

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The Yonex Open Japan 2015 is the seventh Super-series event of the year in the BWF’s 2015 calendar. The tournament has attracted world’s best players, who are chasing ranking points for the year-ending Dubai World Super-series Finals as well as next year’s Rio Olympics. Every match is being keenly fought as evidenced by first day’s […]

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India Badminton Stars

Amazing Strides by India’s Badminton Stars Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth in Last One Year

 September 9, 2015   R K Gupta

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After she won the bronze at 2012 London Olympics, India’s Saina Nehwal came close to quitting badminton. The reason was attributable to her form that took a nose dive in the next year-and-a half. Saina found it hard to see her slipping in BWF world rankings and decided to call it quits. There were factors […]

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Kento Momota

Kashyap Squanders Chances to Give Way to Momota, Jorgensen Ready to defend His 2014 Title and Intanon Storms into Women’s Final at Indonesian Open

 June 7, 2015   R K Gupta

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Indian badminton star Parupalli Kashyap squandered a dominating position to crash out of the Indonesia Open as he lost to 8th seed Kento Momota of Japan in Saturday’s semifinal. Kashyap created a sensation by defeating world no.1 Chen Long in quarterfinal on Friday but against Momota, errors at crunch points, when the game was tilted in […]

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Indonesia Open Super-series

Kashyap Shocks Chen Long but Saina Loses to Old Foe Wang Shixian at Jakarta

 June 6, 2015   R K Gupta

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The Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold-medalist Parupalli Kashyap caused a stunning upset at the $800,000 Indonesia Open Super-series Premier by beating world no.1 and top seed Chen Long of China. The Chinese didn’t expect Kashyap’s brilliant turnaround after the Indian lost the first game. But the Indian fought hard in the second game and finished a […]

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Indonesia Open Superseries

Lin Dan Done in by Sugiarto but Saina and Kashyap Reach Quarterfinals of Indonesia Open Superseries Premier

 June 5, 2015   R K Gupta

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Local hero Tommy Sugiarto became a part of badminton history by becoming the only player to hand two first-round defeats to China’s Lin Dan. After New Delhi, Sugiarto repeated his feat at the BCA Indonesia Open Super-series badminton tournament. Egged on by the phenomenal crowd support at the famed Istora Senayan Badminton Arena of Jakarta, […]

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Parupalli Kashyap Enters Singapore Super-Series Semifinals

 April 11, 2015   R K Gupta

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One of the survivors of the men’s singles bloodbath on Thursday, India’s Parupalli Kashyap continued with his brilliant performance in defeating Frenchman Brice Leverdez on Friday and sealed the semifinal berth in the $300,000 Singapore Open Super Series Badminton Tournament. Unfortunately, another Indian, HS Prannoy couldn’t play his quarterfinal against Japanese Kento Momota because of […]

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