On a roll since his China Open triumph, ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Monday attributed his success and meteoric rise in world rankings to a "never give up till the end" attitude and said he is ready to work harder to achieve the unprecedented World No. 1 status.
Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Akhilesh Das Gupta on Monday announced a cash award of Rs five lakhs for World No.4 Kidambi Srikanth in recognition of the young shuttler's Swiss Open victory.
Just weeks after outwitting Chinese Shixian Wang at the Swiss Open, P V Sindhu will once again face the arduous task of taming the two-time All England Champion in the opening round of the India Super Series, but the shuttler remains confident of her chances and said she is looking to better her last year`s semifinal finish.
Top Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap suffered heartbreaking defeats in the semifinals, while Saina Nehwal was knocked out at the last-eight stage as India`s campaign in the USD 125,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold tournament came to an end, here today.
Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal set up a quarterfinal clash with world number three and top seed Chinese Yihan Wang, while Commonwealth Games bronze winner Parupalli Kashyap, too, entered the last eight in the USD 125,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold tournament here.
Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap had contrasting victories to progress to the quarterfinals of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at St. Jakobshalle here Thursday.
Indian shuttler Anand Pawar went down fighting to Chinese Taipei`s Tien Chen Chou in the pre-quarterfinals while Saina Nehwal made a winning start to her campaign in women`s singles in the USD 125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold here today.