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Thomas & Uber Cup 2016: Men whitewashed by Indonesia, Women put valiant show against Japan
Thomas & Uber Cup 2016: Men whitewashed by Indonesia, Women put valiant show against Japan

Sourabh Varma’s performance deserves appreciation from every corridorThomas Cup:Indonesia’s singles stalwart Tommy Sugiarto took the day off which meant Ajay Jayaram got to face Christie Jonatan in what would be his last appearance at the 29th edition of Thomas Cup. Despite the opponents being seeded relatively close to each other, the match failed to deliver as per expectations with the Indonesian having his way via a seamless 2

May 18 2016
Thomas & Uber Cup 2016: Indian eves seize second 5-0, men's team falter again
Thomas & Uber Cup 2016: Indian eves seize second 5-0, men's team falter again

19-year-old Ruthvika Shivani Gadde has been excellent in the tournament so far(Photo Courtesy:Badminton Photo)India’s Thomas & Uber Cup campaign continues to be a bittersweet affair as the men’s team were handed a second consecutive victory while our women pulled off another clean sweep at the Kunshan Sports Centre Stadium today.Thomas Cup:In the Thomas Cup, following their opening day loss to Thailand, India would’ve wished

May 17 2016
Thomas Cup 2016: India start with a loss to Thailand
Thomas Cup 2016: India start with a loss to Thailand

Sourabh Varma secured a win for IndiaA weakened Indian team fought valiantly but it was not enough as they slumped to a 2-3 defeat to Thailand in their Group B opener at the BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2016 in Kunshan, China on Sunday. While Sai Praneeth and Sourabh Varma brought home wins in singles, World No. 21 Ajay Jayaram’s massive effort went in vain.After losing the first game to the 26th ranked Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk, Jayaram

May 16 2016
Preview: 2016 Thomas & Uber Cup, Kunshan
Preview: 2016 Thomas & Uber Cup, Kunshan

A jubilant Japanese men’s team celebrate their maiden Thomas Cup in 2014.As the second week of May comes to a close, leading shuttlers from all over the world brace themselves for the much-awaited 2016 Thomas & Uber Cup that flags off tomorrow at the Kunshan Sports Centre in China. Returning to the badminton powerhouse nation after a gap of four years, the prestigious tournament will be making its 29th appearance wit

May 14 2016
HS Prannoy ruled out of upcoming Thomas Cup due to toe injury
HS Prannoy ruled out of upcoming Thomas Cup due to toe injury

HS Prannoy had already won the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title in March this yearWith less than a week remaining for the 2016 Thomas Cup to flag off, India’s HS Prannoy has been declared medically unfit to play any further role on the court for the Indian team at the tournament.The 23-year-old shuttler who had already won the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title earlier this year picked up a toe injury towards the end of April. Thoug

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu advance; Srikanth crashes out of India Open
Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu advance; Srikanth crashes out of India Open

Saina Nehwal in action against Tanvi Lad during the India Open 2016 Badminton.There were contrasting fortunes for the two defending singles champions at the $300,000 Yonex Sunrise India Open Superseries on Wednesday as Saina Nehwal advanced while Kidambi Srikanth exited in the first round. Joining Nehwal in the second round was the Malaysia Masters champion, PV Sindhu.The second-seeded Saina put up a clinical performance to dismiss compatriot Tan

Mar 31 2016
2016 Premier Badminton League: Awadhe have the edge but not by much
2016 Premier Badminton League: Awadhe have the edge but not by much

Saina Nehwal will be in action in the Women’s SinglesThe 2016 edition of the Premier Badminton League will get underway in the financial capital of India-Mumbai- on Saturday. The opening day of the competition will see the hosts, the Mumbai Rockets take on the Lucknow-based Awadhe Warriors.Here’s what to expect from the opening match:Men’s Singles: HS Prannoy(MR) vs Sourabh Verma(AW)The first out of the two Men’s Sing

Jan 2 2016
Sameer Verma beats elder brother Sourabh for Tata Open title
Sameer Verma beats elder brother Sourabh for Tata Open title

Sameer Verma beat his brother to clinch the TATA Open titleYounger sibling Sameer Verma emerged victorious in the battle of brothers to clinch the USD 15,000 Tata Open India International Challenge 2015 held at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai on Sunday. The third-seeded Sameer, who was left the highest seed in the draw after the withdrawal of Sai Praneeth and RMV Gurusaidutt, justified his top billing as he came up with an inspired performanc

Dec 15 2015
TATA India International Challenge 2015 - A happy hunting ground for Indian shuttlers
TATA India International Challenge 2015 - A happy hunting ground for Indian shuttlers

Sourabh Verma in action Amidst the disappointing exit of star Indian players Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth from the BWF Superseries finals, the 8th edition of the TATA India International Challenge is being held here at Brabourne Stadium, Cricket Club of India, Mumbai (CCI) from 9th to 13th December 2015. The tournament, over the years, has been a launchpad of several domestic players to the international badminton. This year, the

Dec 13 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
Top 5 emerging badminton players in India
Top 5 emerging badminton players in India

For a long time, cricket was considered to be the only sport in India which brought laurels and produced champions on a consistent basis. But there has been a shift in that norm in the last few years with badminton emerging as a strong contender, following the performances of Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu etc on the global stage. However, the encouraging aspect about badminton is the emergence of a newer crop of players, who have been doing equally

May 2 2015
Interview with Sourabh Varma:
Interview with Sourabh Varma: "No player is unbeatable"

 Varma won gold at the National Games in the badminton event Injuries can be a dampener for a player, but there are times when a player derives an extra dose of inspiration and steps up his game by a few notches. Indian shuttler Sourabh Varma apparently did the same winning the men’s singles gold medal for his home state Madhya Pradesh at the 35th National Games – the only gold for his state – getting the better of Har

Feb 20 2015
Indian badminton: Exuding promise for the future
Indian badminton: Exuding promise for the future

Sindhu, Kashyap, Gopichand and Nehwal The might of China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, China and Denmark held sway over world badminton for many years. India was seemingly doing all the ‘catching up’ it could. We saw the likes of Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand proving that they were second to none over the past few decades, not to speak of the stellar run of Saina Nehwal. It was as if only individual brilliance catapulted

Jan 31 2015
Indian badminton winners of various tournaments in 2014
Indian badminton winners of various tournaments in 2014

Saina Nehwal and K. Srikanth pose after winning the China Open 2014 was a fabulous year for Indian badminton. There are two singles players in Top 5 of World Badminton Ranking at the end of the year. Seven men’s singles players are part of Top 50 of World Badminton Ranking. The year also saw seven men’s singles winners in eight different tournaments, four women’s singles winners in five different tournaments. The Wome

Dec 30 2014
2014 Macau Open: A preview from Indian perspective
2014 Macau Open: A preview from Indian perspective

P.V.Sindhu will lead the Indian charge  2014 Macau Open Badminton is starting tomorrow at the Macau Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion in Macau, Hong Kong. It’s a popular tournament of the circuit with prize money of $120,000. 9 players from India will take part in the tournament. Let’s take a quick look at their chances. In men’s doubles, the unseeded Indian pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar will take on the

Nov 25 2014
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