• Sourabh Verma loses in final of Malaysia Grand Prix Gold (pic)

     Sourabh Varma's spectacular run was stopped by a heart-shattering loss in the final of the Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Grand Prix Gold Badminton at the Stadium Perbandaran Pasir Gudang in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on Sunday. Sourabh Varma is a rising star for India

    Sourabh Varma is a rising star for India


    It was so near yet so far for Varma, who lost a close men's singles final against Simon Santoso. The 15th seeded Indonesian rallied back strongly to halt the giant-killing run of Varma with a 15-21, 21-16, 21-19 win in a match which lasted for 69 minutes. 

  • Zulfadli and Iskandar power into India Open quarters (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Lucknow is fast turning into a happy hunting ground for Malaysian singles shuttlers Zulfadli Zulkiffli and Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin.

    There’s no luck involved though, just pure skill and determination, as the duo turned the formbook upside down to power into the quarter-finals of the India Open Grand Prix Gold tournament in Lucknow on Thursday.Zulfadli Zulkiffli scored his biggest career win when he dumped top seed and India‚Äôs top player and world No. 18, P. Kashyap 21-16, 21-12.

    World No. 62 Zulfadli scored his biggest career win when he dumped top seed and India’s top player and world No. 18, P. Kashyap 21-16, 21-12.

    Iskandar, currently ranked 67th in the world, was also on cloud nine yesterday after knocking out India’s world 33rd ranked Anand Pawar 22-20, 21-11.

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