• Kidambi Srikanth to skip Thomas Cup

    New Delhi: World No. 12 Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has decided to skip the Thomas Cup that will kick off on May 15 in Wuhan China, in order to keep himself fully fit and prepared for the 2016 Rio Olympics.Kidambi Srikanth has had a very moderate season so far. (photo: GettyImages)

    Kidambi Srikanth has had a very moderate season so far. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Malaysia men's team shown exit at Badminton Asia Team Championships

    Hyderabad: It is going to be that much more difficult for the national men's badminton squad to qualify for the 2016 Thomas Cup finals, following their quarterfinal exit at the Badminton Asian Team Championships (BATC).

    They lost 2-3 to hosts India.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin lets out a roar infront of Morten Frost after rallying from one set down to defeat Ajay Jayaram. (photo: GettyImages)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin lets out a roar infront of Morten Frost after rallying from one set down to defeat Ajay Jayaram. (photo: GettyImages)

  • India men's team upsets China to reach BATC quarterfinals

    Hyderabad: India completed a 3-2 win over China in the men's category of the Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday.Kidambi Srikanth and his teammates have formed a formidable India men's badminton team.

    Kidambi Srikanth and his teammates have formed a formidable India men's badminton team.

  • Lee Chong Wei, Iskandar Zulkarnain in Malaysia Masters semis

    Georgetown: Badminton Superstar Lee Chong Wei enjoyed a relatively easy passage into the semi-finals of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold after defeating 10th seeded Ajay Jayaram of India, 21-16, 21-16 in 35 minutes at the SPICE Arena on Friday.

    "Ajay caught me off-guard few times today, fortunately I was able to recoup the advantage to win the match," said Lee.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in unstoppable form as he beats Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in straight sets. (photo: Bernama)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in unstoppable form as he beats Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in straight sets. (photo: Bernama)

  • Malaysia GPG: Zulfadli Zulkiffli squanders a big lead to lose to Ajay Jayaram

    Georgetown: Things looked promising for Zulfadli Zulkiffli when he was leading 18-10, 19-11 in the decider and seemingly in control when he played against No. 10 seed Ajay Jayaram in the men's singles 3rd round of Malaysia Masters on Thursday.Zulfadli Zulkiffli clearly dissapointed at his loss to Ajay Jayaram. (photo: Bernama)

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli clearly dissapointed at his loss to Ajay Jayaram. (photo: Bernama)

  • Goh V Shem & Tan Wee Kiong need 3 sets to advance at Mexico City GP

    Mexico City: Although still fresh from their victory at the USA Grand Prix last weekend, the men's doubles No. 2 seeds Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong looked sluggish in the second set, and were pushed to three sets before beating Michael Fuchs/Johannes Schoettler of Germany 21-19, 14-21, 21-9 in the Mexico City Grand Prix quarter-finals on Friday. Goh and Tan will play Bodin Issara and Nipitphon Puangpuapech of Thailand to seek a final berth.Goh V Shem & Tan Wee Kiong are on course to win the Mexico City GP title.

    Goh V Shem & Tan Wee Kiong are on course to win the Mexico City GP title.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong, Stoeva sisters win Dutch Open

    Almere: When Malaysians Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong are playing like they were playing Sunday afternoon at Topsportcentrum in the Dutch Open finals, it reminded us of their awesomeness on the badminton court a few years back.Dutch Open win is a timely boost for Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong towards Olympic qualification.

    Dutch Open win is a timely boost for Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong towards Olympic qualification.

  • Goh Soon Huat, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong hold off gallant opponents to reach Dutch Open semis

    Almore: Goh Soon Huat, Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong remain on course in their bid to lift the Dutch Open title but not without getting a tough fight from their opponents in the quarter-finals on Friday.Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong rally from set down to cruise into Dutch Open semis. (photo: René Lagerwaard)

    Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong rally from set down to cruise into Dutch Open semis. (photo: René Lagerwaard)

  • Chen Long, Sung Ji Hyun win Korea Open titles

    Seoul: No. 1 seed Chen Long remained perfect in Korea Open finals, winning the men's singles title on Sunday without dropping a set in his formidable Korea Open run.Massive thumbs up from Chen Long after taking that Korea Open win. (photo: Reuters)

    Massive thumbs up from Chen Long after taking that Korea Open win. (photo: Reuters)

  • Ajay Jayaram to play Chen Long in Korea Open final

    Seoul: Beaten twice this year by Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei at German Open and US Open, Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram dominated Chou at the semi-finals of Korea Open, brushing aside the No. 7 seed 21-19, 21-15 in 43 minutes to storm into the finals of the USD 600,000 event on Saturday.What a performance by Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon Seong in the Korea Open semi-finals.

    What a performance by Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon Seong in the Korea Open semi-finals.

  • Kidambi Srikanth leads Indian team into 3rd round of Swiss Open

    Basel: Top seed Kidambi Srikanth along with other Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram and B Sai Praneeth entered the third round of the USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship on Wednesday.B Sai Praneeth is one of the rising badminton stars from India (photo: Badminton Swiss Open)

    B Sai Praneeth is one of the rising badminton stars from India (photo: Badminton Swiss Open)

  • Ajay Jayaram wins Dutch Open title

    Almere: Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram clinched the $50,000 Dutch Open Grand Prix on Sunday, beating Indonesia's Ihsan Maulana Mustofa 10-11, 11-6, 11-7, 1-11, 11-9 in the men's singles final which lasted 46 minutes to bag his maiden Grand Prix title at the Topsportcentrum Almere.Ajay Jayaram bags Dutch Open as his maiden Grand Prix title

    Ajay Jayaram bags Dutch Open as his maiden Grand Prix title

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