The Indian challenge in New Zealand Open badminton in Auckland ended Friday with fifth seed Arvind Bhat losing in straight games to top seed Jen Hao Hsu of Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals of the $50,000 Grand Prix event.
Recently crowned German Open Grand Prix Gold winner Arvind Bhat came out with another fantastic performance to enter the men`s singles semifinal of the $50,000 New Zealand Badminton Open Grand Prix here Thursday.
Indian shuttlers Sourabh Varma and Arvind Bhat Tuesday entered the men`s singles second round in emphatic fashion at the $50,000 New Zealand Open Grand Prix being played at the North Shore Events Centre here.
Arvind Bhat, who turned back the clock to win the German Open Grand Prix Gold title early this month, leads the Indian challenge in the men`s singles qualifying round of the Yonex Sunrise India Open BWF Metlife Superseries beginning here on Tuesday.
He rolled back the years to clinch a major international title at 34 and Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat is satisfied that he could etch his name in badminton history following a taxing week that has taken a toll on his body and mind.
Indian chief national coach Pullela Gopichand today described shuttler Arvind Bhat`s performance in German Open as "phenomenol" and said the title victory has handed a new lease of life to his international badminton career.
Seasoned campaigner Arvind Bhat reached a new high in his badminton career when he defeated Danish Hans-Kristian Vittinghus to clinch the men`s singles title of the $120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold here Sunday.
Former national champion Arvind Bhat entered the USD 120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold finals after registering a thrilling three-game victory over Chinese Taipei`s Tien Chen Chou in the men`s singles here.
Promising shuttler HS Prannoy recorded a major upset in the German Open Grand Prix Gold, beating ninth seed and compatriot Parupalli Kashyap in straight games to advance to the third round of the men`s singles event of the USD 120,000 event, here today.
Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat suffered a straight-game defeat at the hands of Nan Wei of Hong Kong in the quarterfinals of the Dutch Open to crash out of the Grand Prix event in Almere, The Netherlands on Friday.
Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat went down fighting against Hyun Il Lee of Singapore 19-21 21-19 15-21 in the second round of the men`s singles event in the German Open Grand Prix Gold in Mulheim an der Ruhr.
Indian shuttlers Arvind Bhat and Anand Pawar crossed the first round hurdle but it was curtains for their compatriots P Kashyap and Ajay Jayaram in the men`s singles competition of the German Open Grand Prix Gold in Mulheim an der Ruhr.