Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat and the doubles duo of Ashwini Ponnapppa and Jwala Gutta entered the pre-quarterfinals of the USD120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold at the RWE-Sporthalle here on Wednesday.
Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat of India entered the second round, while the mixed doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnapppa and Vladimir Ivanov qualified for the first round of the $120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold at the RWE-Sporthalle here Tuesday.
A year ago Arvind Bhat had turned back the clock to win the German Open and the senior Indian shuttler will hope to produce another age-defying exploit when he look to defend his title in the Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament at Mulheim an der Ruhr, starting on Tuesday.
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.