BWF president pleased with growth of Indian badminton

Badminton World Federation (BWF) president Poul-Erik Hoyer Wednesday said he was pleased with the growth of the sport in India and congratulated the Indian team for clinching a bronze at the recently concluded Uber Cup.

Saina, Sindhu likely to miss Japan Open

The tough and energy sapping Uber Cup campaign will probably force Indian badminton sensations Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu to miss the $250,000 Japan Open Super Series to be held in Tokyo from June 10-15.

Is Saina Nehwal ready to smash her way back into top five?

The star Indian shuttler, Saina Nehwal, showed signs of her former self, when she locked horns with the World Champion Ratchanok Intanon in the Uber Cup singles tie on Tuesday.

India salvage pride with 3-2 win over Germany in Thomas Cup

The Indian men`s team today salvaged some pride with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Germany in their inconsequential Group C tie to end its campaign at the Thomas Cup badminton tournament on a positive note at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here.

Win against Yin Yip is a confidence booster for me: Saina Nehwal

Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal said that beating a top-15 player like Hong Kong`s Pui Yin Yip today has boosted her confidence to face high-ranking players in the world.

Srikanth`s singles defeat rankles captain Kashyap

Their quarter-finals hopes dashed following a 2-3 defeat against Korea, captain Parupalli Kashyap rued Kidambi Srikanth`s defeat in the first singles that led to India`s ouster from the tournament, here today.

India men lose 2-3 to Korea in Thomas cup

India`s campaign at the Thomas Cup badminton tournament came to a premature end, following 2-3 defeat of the men`s team against Korea at the Siri Fort Sports complex here today.

India lose opening Thomas Cup tie to Malaysia

India lost the first three matches to hand their opening Thomas Cup badminton tie against Malaysia 0-3 at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here Sunday.

India`s badminton fraternity proud to host Thomas and Uber cup finals in New Delhi

India`s badminton fraternity has said that it is looking forward to hosting the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup finals for the first time in New Delhi.

Saina, Kashyap to captain Indian teams at Thomas, Uber Cup

Top India shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and Saina Nehwal have been named captains of the men`s and women`s national teams respectively for the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals starting here on Sunday.

Arvind stunned by Ajay in qualifying round of India Open

German Open winner, Arvind Bhat, suffered a shock defeat to hitherto-unknown Ajay Kumar K in the qualifying round of the USD 250,000 India Super Series at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Tuesday.

Shuttler Ratchanok not to defend India Open title

Reigning world badminton champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand will not be defending her India Open Super Series women’s singles title as she has withdrawn her entry.

Bhat leads Indian challenge in qualifiers

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.

Home shuttlers face tough draws at India Open - Preview

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.

Gopichand confident of making last-8 of Thomas and Uber Cup

Indian men have been drawn alongside heavy-weight Malaysia and Germany, while women`s pool features Thailand in the Thomas and Uber Cups to be held here from May 18-25, here.

Sindhu remains confident of taming Shixian for 4th time

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.

Saina, Sindhu could face off in semis at India Super Series

Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu, India`s best hopes in the BWF India Super Series, might face off at the semifinal if they can cross a Chinese hurdle each in the second half of the women`s singles.

Top stars to descend at India Super Series from April 1

Creme-de-la-creme of world badminton, including world champion Ratchanok Intanon and world number one Lee Chong Wei, will be seen in action when the fourth edition of the India Open Super Series kicks off at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on April 1.

National badminton: Defending champs Kashyap, Sayali out

It was a disastrous day Sunday for defending champions Parupalli Kashyap and Sayali Gokhale as both lost their respective semifinals at the 78th Senior National Badminton Championships at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here.

National Badminton: Cold leaves players flouting a rule

Players from most parts of the country, particularly those coming from down south, find the biting cold of the north too bone-chilling to play in and resort to wearing pullovers on top of their jerseys, flouting a tournament rule.