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Sai Praneeth loses in the quarterfinal of the Canada Open
Sai Praneeth loses in the quarterfinal of the Canada Open

Sai Praneeth bowed out of the Canada Open Despite putting in a valiant effort, India’s Sai Praneeth bowed out of the 2015 Canada Open, after losing in three games to former World No.1 Lee Chong Wei 21-13 18-21 21-11 in the quarterfinal stage of the competition on Friday. Game 1 saw the Malaysian, completely dominate proceedings, racing away to an early 4-1 lead and then holding on to that advantage throughout to eventually seal it 21-

Jun 27 2015
2015 Canada Open-Schedule for Indian players on Friday
2015 Canada Open-Schedule for Indian players on Friday

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa will play their quarterfinal Apart from being a crucial blow, that being elimination of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy from the competition, India had a decent Day 3 at the 2015 Canada open, with 2 out of the 3 Men’s Singles pairs progressing and the recently elevated pairing of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also moving into the quarterfinals. Day 4 promises to be yet another exciting affair with som

Jun 26 2015
2015 Canada Open: Schedule for Indian players on Thursday
2015 Canada Open: Schedule for Indian players on Thursday

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa will play their second round match India had a commendable Day Two at the Canada Grand Prix, with most of the Indian Singles players progressing through to the next round. Day 3 promises to be yet another exciting affair with most of the players in action Here’s the schedule: No. Category Match Time(IST) 1. Men’s Singles Sai Praneeth(IND) vs Nikula Karunara

Jun 25 2015
Good day for Indian shuttlers in 3rd round of Canada Open
Good day for Indian shuttlers in 3rd round of Canada Open

Ajay Jayaram Calgary, June 25 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram, B. Sai Praneeth and Anand Pawar reached the men's singles third round at the $50,000 Canada Open Grand Prix with straight games wins in their respective second round matches here. Tanvi Lad in women's singles and Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy, who on Thursday achieved their career-best men's doubles ranking at No. 24, also won their respective openers to adva

Jun 25 2015
Sai Praneeth progresses to the third round of the Canada Open
Sai Praneeth progresses to the third round of the Canada Open

Sai Praneeth moved into the third round India’s Sai Praneeth continued his impressive recent run, after defeating Jan Frohlich of Czech Republic 21-14 21-16 in 28 minutes in the second round of the 2015 Canada Open on Wednesday. Game 1 saw both players, win 3 out of the first 6 points to tie at 3-3. They reached a deadlock, once again, few points later at 5-5 and it was Sai, who first broke it and then won 4 points straight to go 9-5

2015 Canada Open: Schedule for Indian players on Thursday
2015 Canada Open: Schedule for Indian players on Thursday

Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy will be hoping to continue theiir good form 3 out of the 4 IndianMale singles players progressed through to the second round on Day One of the 2015 Canada Open. While Ajay Jayaram, Anand Pawar and Sai Praneeth won their opening round matches, RMV Gurusaidutt faltered in his match and had to bow out of the tournament. Here’s India’s schedule for Day Two of the competition: No. Catego

Jun 24 2015
2015 Canada Open Grand Prix: Round up of Day 1 Results
2015 Canada Open Grand Prix: Round up of Day 1 Results

Ajay Jayaram was impressive in his win over Shih Kuei Chun Qualification and men’s singles main draw matches were played on the opening day of the Yonex Canada Open Grand Prix tournament. As far as the Indian point of view is concerned, four players were in fray on the first day of this category 4 event of badminton. Out of these four shuttlers, three players, namely Anand Pawar, Ajay Jayaram and B.Sai Praneeth pro

Jun 24 2015
International Badminton at the crossroads of a new Era in the Men's Game
International Badminton at the crossroads of a new Era in the Men's Game

Badminton greats Lee Chong Wei (L) of Malaysia and (R) Lin Dan of China China has been the dominant force in the men’s single discipline of World Badminton for almost two decades but eyebrows have being raised as to how long can the Chinese dominance last with the upsurge of rival nations. Perhaps the most eye-catching turnaround of events in World Badminton was that of Japan beating them at the 2014 Thomas Cup finals, an eve

Jun 24 2015
Sai Praneeth moves into the second round of the Canada Open
Sai Praneeth moves into the second round of the Canada Open

Sai Praneeth continued his fine form India’s Sai Praneeth continued his rich vein of form, overcoming Alistar Cassy of Scotland in straight games 21-11 21-17  in 27 minutes in the opening round of the Canada Open on Tuesday. Game 1 began on an even scale with both players, exchanging leads, but at the 5-5 mark, it was the Indian who took the key lead, winning 4 points on the trot to go 9-5 up and then continued to be ahead of his

Jun 24 2015
2015 Canada Grand Prix: Schedule for Indian players on Tuesday
2015 Canada Grand Prix: Schedule for Indian players on Tuesday

Sai Praneeth will look to continue his fine run After one week of exciting Badminton in New York, the focus now shifts to Calgary in Canada for the start of the Canada Open Grand Prix. India had a credible finish to the US Open Grand Prix Gold with the Men’s Doubles pairing of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy reaching the finals while Sai Praneeth in the Men’s Singles and Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in the Men’s Singles an

Jun 23 2015
Preview for the Indian players ahead of the Canada Open
Preview for the Indian players ahead of the Canada Open

Manu Attri and B.Sumeeth Reddy will lead the Indian challenge in men’s doubles From New York, USA, the Badminton Caravan will now move on to the beautiful city of Calgary in Canada where the fever of Racket and shuttle will be on for the next six days.Yonex Canada Open, where the prize money of $50,000 will be at stake is a Grand Prix category tournament and will be played from June 23rd to June 29th. Indian shutt

Jun 23 2015
Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy reach US Open final
Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy reach US Open final

Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy New York, June 21 (IANS) Continuing their impressive run, Indian men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy advanced to the final, while singles shuttler B. Sai Praneeth and the women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa lost in the semi-finals of the $120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold here. Manu-Sumeeth stunned Japanese fourth seeds Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda 21-17, 21-17

Jun 21 2015
2015 US Open Grand Prix Gold: Round-up of Day 5 results
2015 US Open Grand Prix Gold: Round-up of Day 5 results

Day five started on a disappointing note for the Indian shuttlers, as the experienced pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa were knocked out in the semifinals of the Yonex Suffolk County Community College US Open Grand Prix Gold tournament. B. Sai Praneeth also suffered a one sided defeat to former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei; however there was some respite for the Indian Badminton lovers as the young pair of Manu Attri and B.Sumeeth R

Jun 21 2015
Sai Praneeth loses in the semifinals of the US Open Grand Prix Gold
Sai Praneeth loses in the semifinals of the US Open Grand Prix Gold

Sai Praneeth bowed out  in the semifinals of the US Open It, unfortunately, didn't prove to be the fairytale story for India’s Sai Praneeth and Indian badminton fans on Saturday as he lost 21-9  21-17 to former World No.1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in the semifinals of the US Open Grand  Prix Gold. Game 1 proved to be a completely one-sided as it seemed like the nerves had got the better of the Indian slightly a

Jun 21 2015
2015 US Open Grand Prix Gold: Schedule for Indian players on Saturday
2015 US Open Grand Prix Gold: Schedule for Indian players on Saturday

Can Sai Praneeth overcome Lee Choong Wei and progress to the final? It promises to be an exciting day for India at the US Open Grand Prix Gold as 5 players look to seal a berth in the finals of the tournament. The Men’s Doubles pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy will face the Japanese pair of Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda in the semis. In the Women’s Doubles, the pairing oof Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa will look to seal

Jun 20 2015
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