Ajay Jayaram was all set to qualify for the 2012 Olympics on the strength of his world ranking with Parupalli Kashyap close on his heels. But the Mumbaikar lost out and the Hyderabadi made it to London in fortuitous circumstances.
Malaysia`s Lee Chong Wei proved why he is the World No.1 badminton player by thrashing No.2 Chen Long of China in straight games to clinch his third $250,000 India Open Super Series men`s singles title in four years here Sunday.
A large Indian contingent led by top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu will be vying for honours in the toughest India Open Super Series yet, which commences at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here Tuesday.
Elated after winning his second victory at the India Open Super Series, Lee Chong Wei today said it was a tough match against Kenichi Tago of Japan in the men`s singles final but he was happy to have received the support of his Indian fans.
India`s campaign at the India Open Super Series badminton tournament ended after P V Sindhu and Anand Pawar lost their respective women`s and men`s semifinal matches in straight games here on Saturday.
India`s campaign in the men`s singles event of the India Open Super Series badminton tournament ended on Saturday after Anand Pawar lost his semifinal match against Kenichi Tago of Japan in straight games here.
P V Sindhu kept India`s hopes alive in women’s singles by entering the semi-finals of the India Open Super Series badminton tournament with a straight games win over Yui Hashimoto of Japan, here on Friday.
India Open Super Series top seed Saina Nehwal said a wrong line-call in the third game made her lose focus and squander three matchpoints to lose the contest at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here on Thursday.
India`s P.V. Sindhu Thursday said she is waiting for top seed Saina Nehwal in the women`s singles quarterfinals after winning her second round match against China`s Sun Yu at the India Open Super Series here.