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PV Sindhu falls to Tai Tzu in badminton Worlds quarterfinal
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PV Sindhu falls to Tai Tzu in badminton Worlds quarterfinal

PV Sindhu has a Tai Tzu-Ying problem. Though rediscovering how to beat the Taiwanese might well push Sindhu into all the improvements she undertakes between this 21-17, 21-13 loss in the World Championships quarterfinals and the All England, a title she craves more than any other as 2022 rolls in. Not at any point in her career has Sindhu allowed a mental demon to build around a particular opponent, as has conjured in the form of Tai. Five losses in the last five face-offs will irritate the Indian, though she gave it her everything at Huelva. Tai Tzu rained drops around Sindhu on Friday. Used usually as a surprise element, Tai Tzu rubbed salt into wounds by making the stop-drops and slices almost commonplace while still managing to root the Indian to a spot. There was no ma...
Badminton World Championships: For PV Sindhu, perfect chance to defend her crown
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Badminton World Championships: For PV Sindhu, perfect chance to defend her crown

As tart as those constant reminders are, of phantom contenders and injured invisible challengers missing from competing for the World Championship crowns, PV Sindhu can be proud of what she achieved at Basel in 2019: a gold. Staying fit, turning up day in-day out, scything through a future Olympic champion Chen Yufei and former World Champion Nozomi Okuhara with (three times out of four) incredulous 21-7 margin scorelines, is nothing short of impetuous dominance over a title. There’s no asterisk, visible to the human eye, to that achievement. It’s why Sindhu’s title defence in Carolina Marin’s backyard at Huelva, deserves the inveterate pugnacity often associated with the Spaniard. That won’t-let-go stubbornness, the grit of a garrison and the fortitude of a fortress. Just ...
Coaches Mulyo, Tan Kim Her to be back in India by year-end
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Coaches Mulyo, Tan Kim Her to be back in India by year-end

Coach Siyadatullah, who has been courtside and has silently put in countless training hours with top shuttlers in their teenage and emerging years at Hyderabad, will be at hand, for India’s men’s singles bunch at the Badminton World Championships in Huelva, Spain. But the 2022 season is likely to start with another familiar figure. Indonesian Mulyo Handoyo, who was a stern taskmaster in enforcing top-notch fitness levels which translated into high-ranking wins is likely to rejoin India by end-December. “We’re still working things out. But a clearer picture should emerge in the next 10 days, and hopefully by end of the month, we should have the coaches in place here,” national coach Pullela Gopichand confirmed. Malaysian doubles coach Tan Kim Her, who had worked with Indian ...