IBL: Jwala slams Saina for her comments on Hidayat

Top doubles badminton player Jwala Gutta today hit out at singles star Saina Nehwal for her comments that Taufik Hidayat should accept the reality that he is a retired player and cannot get highest base price in IBL.

Taufik Hidayat`s views need to be respected: Pawar

Former international Uday Pawar was surprised by shuttle queen Saina Nehwal`s criticism of Taufik Hidayat`s views over the Indian Badminton League auction process and said the retired Indonesian great`s perspective needed to be respected, even if she had reservations.

Taufik Hidayat says IBL auction was not fair

Former Olympic and World champion Taufik Hidayat is the latest to criticise the auction process of the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) and felt the foreign players were not treated in a fair manner as compared to their Indian counterparts.

Indian Badminton League: Taufik Hidayat says it`s 50-50 against Pune Pistons

Former Olympic and World champion Taufik Hidayat on Sunday said all the teams in the Indian Badminton League are evenly matched and that he expects a good fight against Pune franchise.

Sindhu`s rise will lessen burden on Saina, feels Hidayat

Former Olympic and World champion Taufik Hidayat feels that the emergence of the phenomenally talented PV Sindhu will not only reduce the burden of expectations on Saina Nehwal but also make India a force to reckon with in women`s singles category.

Saina delighted to play with Taufik

Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal is delighted to be part of the same team as former Olympic and world champion Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia at the upcoming Indian Badminton League (IBL).

Sai Praneeth stuns second seed Yun in Singapore

Rising Indian shuttler Sai Praneeth B notched up a stunning straight-game victory over world number four Yun Hu of Hong Kong in the men`s singles opening round in the Singapore Super Series here on Wednesday.

Legendary shuttler Taufik Hidayat bids farewell to fans

Legendary Indonesian shuttler Taufik Hidayat bade a tearful goodbye to his loyal fans and his country`s badminton association (PBSI) here Sunday at the end of a 17-year-long spectacular professional career.

Praneeth stuns Hidayat; Ajay, Guru, Saurabh also reach pre-QF

Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth stunned former world and Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia to storm into the pre-quarterfinals of the Indonesian Super Series Premier.

Indonesia to host badminton Super Series event

Indonesia`s landmark badminton stadium of Istora Senayan is scheduled to host badminton Super Series Indonesia Open from June 10 to 16.

Prannoy sends Taufik crashing out of India Open

Indian shuttler Haseena Sunil Kumar Prannoy caused the biggest upset of the India Open Super Series Thursday when he ousted former Olympic and World Champion Taufik Hidayat here.

Wanted to beat Taufik once before he retired: Kashyap

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap`s desire to beat former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat from Indonesia once again remained unfulfilled.

Parupalli Kashyap bows out in first round of India Open

Parupalli Kashyap went down fighting to former World No. 1 Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia in the first round of the men`s singles event.

Taufik seeks Chinese badminton cooperation after retirement

Seasoned Indonesian player Taufik Hidayat has said that he would seek more cooperation with China after his retirement, aiming to improve the performances of talented players trained in his international-class badminton hall here.

Taufik pledges to promote badminton after retirement

Legendary Indonesian shuttler Taufik Hidayat said Wednesday that he will promote badminton after retirement by providing training and sharing his experiences with young players through his newly-built Taufik Hidayat Arena training centre.

`Losing to Hidayat in 2004 Olympic final still hurts`

It is not every day that one competes in the Olympics. It is an even rarer achievement to reach the final of an Olympic event. What if you lose?

Kashyap begins campaign against Taufik in Japan Open

India`s top shuttler Parupalli Kashyap will open his campaign against former world and Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat in the Japan Super Series.

Olympic badminton: Hidayat to revive rivalry against Lin Dan

Indonesian ace shuttler Taufik Hidayat didn`t wait too long before joining his old foes defending champion Lin Dan of China and World No.1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in the Round of 16, after his victory Tuesday in the men`s singles at the Olympics.

Chinese officials favour their local players, say shuttlers

Chinese officials use unfair tactics to grab Olympic berths for their players and favour them in tournaments held in their home country, top international shuttlers, including India`s Saina Nehwal, have claimed.

International stars gear up for India Open

International stars, including Lee Chong Wei and Taufik Hidayat, are training their guns at the India Open Super Series.