On a high after reaching World No. 65th, Anirban Lahiri is now determined to enter the top-50 list to earn a shot at the World Golf Championships and Majors but the top Indian golfer said it is a step by step process which will take a lot of harder.
While eighth seed P.V. Sindhu advanced to the women`s singles second round, compatriot Saina Nehwal yet again failed to perform to expected standards as the seventh seed suffered a first round loss at the $300,000 Singapore Open Super Series here Wednesday.
Thailand Open champion, Kidambi Srikanth today got his mojo back as he stunned world number 10 Tien Minh Nguyen of Vietnam in a thrilling three-game men`s singles match to reach the quarterfinals of the USD 300,000 Singapore Super Series here.
India`s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal`s poor form in the international arena continued as she crashed out of the USD 300,000 Singapore Super Series after losing to Eriko Hirose of Japan in a hard-fought three-game battle in her opening round women`s singles match here today.
In a bid to keep herself fit for the packed international schedule this year, Indian shuttler P V Sindhu will not be defending her women`s singles title at the USD 120,000 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament to be held at Johor Bahru from March 25-30.
The Singapore Open kicked off on Tuesday with several of the top players absent from the men`s singles event. The absentees include 2010 champion and Olympic bronze medalist Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia, reports Xinhua.
Jeev Milkha Singh, who withdrew after the first round of the Singapore Open, has also pulled out of the Hong Kong Open to let his injured right-hand finger heal completely ahead of the big events coming up.
A nervous, sleep-deprived Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano held it together to roll in a birdie putt at the second sudden-death playoff hole to overcome plucky Filipino Juvic Pagunsan and win the weather-affected Singapore Open on Monday.