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Lakshya Sen loses in quarterfinals of Indonesia Masters | Badminton News – Times of India

JAKARTA: Lakshya Sen's impressive run in the Indonesia Masters Super 500 badminton tournament ended with a quarterfinal loss to Asian Games champion Jonatan Christie on Friday.World number 12 Sen squandered an opening game advantage to go down 21-15, 10-21, 13-21 to home favourite Christie, ranked 3rd, in a 62-minute men's singles match.Coming into the match with a 1-0 head-to-head record, Commonwealth Games champion Sen showed his prowess as he opened up a 8-5 lead and maintained it at the break.Christie knocked off the three-point deficit after resumption and made it 15-15 before the Indian reeled off six straight points to pocket the opening game.After the change of sides, Sen lost his grip on the match as Christie looked like a different player, zooming to 11-2 in a jiffy before lev...
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Lakshya Sen bows out of India Open | Badminton News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Defending champion Lakshya Sen's title defence lay in tatters after he suffered a narrow defeat against World No. 20 Rasmus Gemke of Denmark in a thrilling three-game match at the Yonex-Sunrise India Open Super 750 tournament on Thursday.World No. 12 Sen squandered an opening game advantage to go down fighting 21-16, 15-21, 18-21 to Gemke in a second-round match that lasted an hour and 21 minutes at the IG Stadium here.Earlier, reigning champions in men's doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty withdrew from the tournament after the former suffered an injury ahead of their second-round clash.Commonwealth Games bronze medallists Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly also lost 9-21, 16-21 to sixth-seeded Chinese Zhang Shu Xian and Zheng Yu in the women's doubles pre-qua...
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Sindhu bows out; Sen, Saina win in India Open opener

Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu was knocked out but defending champion Lakshya Sen and London bronze medallist Saina Nehwal made winning starts at the India Open here on Tuesday. World No. 7 Sindhu, a former champion, went down 12-21, 20-22 to Thailand’s world No. 30 Supanida Katethong in the Super 750 badminton tournament. The Indian had lost to the same player in the semi-finals of the last edition. It was Sindhu’s second first-round exit following the opening-round loss to Carolina Marin at the Malaysia Open Super 1000 last week. World No. 12 Sen, seeded seventh, settled the score against world No. 9 HS Prannoy after his opening-round reversal at the Malaysia Open, with a 21-14, 21-15 win at the KD Jadhav Indoor hall in IG Stadium. It was also a good day for former champion Saina,...
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Malaysia Open: PV Sindhu loses to Carolina Marin | Badminton News – Times of India

KUALA LUMPUR: Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu faltered on her return to action after a long injury lay-off but in-form HS Prannoy continued his sensational run to progress to the second round of the Malaysia Open Super 1000 badminton tournament on Wednesday.Sixth seed Sindhu, who was playing her first match since she sustained a stress fracture on her left ankle en route her Commonwealth Games gold in August, lost 12-21, 21-10, 15-21 to Rio Olympics champion Carolina Marin of Spain in 59 minutes.Earlier, world No. 8 Prannoy lived up to his new status of being India's best-ranked men's singles player with a come-from-behind 22-24, 21-12, 21-18 victory over Lakshya Sen, ranked 10th, in an edgy opening-round contest that went for little over an hour.The 30-year-old from Kerala will next...
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Anup Sridhar to assist Lakshya Sen in pre-Olympic season | Badminton News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Olympian shuttler Anup Sridhar has been brought on board to help Commonwealth Games champion Lakshya Sen in his pursuit to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics, in a busy season which begins with the Malaysia Open Super 1000 on Tuesday.The 39-year-old Sridhar, who competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and also captained the 2007 Thomas Cup team, will be travelling with Sen in the Asian tournaments this month."I have been training with him (Anup Sridhar) for the last 3 weeks now. He and my dad (DK Sen) will be travelling with me for all three Asian events, starting with Malaysia,” Sen told PTI."It is in an early stage, we are getting to know each other on the court. Overall, he will be a great help in planning the sessions and strategising."He is immensely experienced and has p...
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The New Year Wishlist for Badminton: An Indian sweep of podiums

India really did win the Thomas Cup, didn’t they? That men’s World Cup of badminton. Like, you will wake up in a brand new 2023 and it’ll still ring true: India, Thomas Cup Champions. The wonder will never cease to amaze, never mind the flicking turn of a calendar page. Though, in the 2023 edition, it will be the World Against Us, nee World against India. But that mid-summer’s-day dream-come-true, suddenly changes how you view that challenge going forward: the Indian team can go out there and achieve anything. For far too long, the Thomas Cup was about watching from a distance, as China, Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia, and recently Japan, went about fighting like multi-pronged teams for the team title. On #Diwali relive India's epic Thomas Cup victory. 🇮🇳 🏆 Part 1️⃣ 👉 https://t.co/kKkiL...
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Lakshya Sen reaches career-best sixth in BWF rankings | Badminton News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Commonwealth Games champion Lakshya Sen on Tuesday jumped two spots to achieve a career-best sixth in the latest BWF World Rankings. The 21-year-old from Almora, who has been in sensational form this season, has 76,424 points from 25 tournaments. Newly-crowned French Open champions Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also climbed one spot to return to their career best ranking of seven in men's doubles. The Indian duo won two BWF world tour titles -- India Open super 500 and French Open super 750, claimed gold at Birmingham Games besides securing a first-ever bronze at World Championships. They also played a pivotal role in India winning the Thomas Cup. Women's doubles pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand and mixed doubles pair of Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Cras...
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Down with throat infection, Lakshya Sen withdraws from Australian Open

Suffering from a throat infection, star Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen has withdrawn from the upcoming Australian Open Super 300 badminton tournament. The 21-year-old from Almora picked up the infection just before the Hylo Open, where he lost in the opening round to Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long Angus in Saarbrucken, Germany. The Australian Open is scheduled to be held from November 15 to 20 in Sydney. “I had fever, throat pain and weakness after I reached Saarbrucken ahead of Hylo Open. I probably picked the infection while travelling from Paris,” Sen, who returned to India on Saturday night, told PTI on Sunday. “I thought it is not that serious. I was training last Sunday and then on Monday, I felt it had aggravated. I consulted doctor online and took medicine. It is under control now. But giv...
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Down with throat infection, Lakshya Sen withdraws from Australian Open | Badminton News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Suffering from a throat infection, star Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen has withdrawn from the upcoming Australian Open Super 300 badminton tournament. The 21-year-old from Almora picked up the infection just before the Hylo Open, where he lost in the opening round to Hong Kong's Ng Ka Long Angus in Saarbrucken, Germany. The Australian Open is scheduled to be held from November 15 to 20 in Sydney. "I had fever, throat pain and weakness after I reached Saarbrucken ahead of Hylo Open. I probably picked the infection while travelling from Paris," Sen, who returned to India on Saturday night, told PTI on Sunday. "I thought it is not that serious. I was training last Sunday and then on Monday, I felt it had aggravated. I consulted doctor online and took medicine. It is under control n...
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Lakshya Sen crashes out of Hylo Open badminton in first round | Badminton News – Times of India

SAARBRUCKEN (GERMANY): Top Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen suffered a straight-game defeat at the hands of Ng Ka Long Angus of Hong Kong in the men's singles to make a first-round exit from the Hylo Open badminton tournament here on Tuesday. The 21-year-old Sen, a world championships bronze winner and a Commonwealth Games champion, lost 12-21 5-21 in the opening round match that lasted just 27 minutes. It was a poor show by the seventh-seeded Indian as he was outplayed by his opponent. Sen struggled throughout the match. In the first game, Sen lost the way after 2-2 and Angus left the Indian far behind to easily take a 1-0 lead. The second game was even worse for Sen as he allowed Angus to take nine straight points at one stage to pocket the match. In the mixed doubles, the Indian duo of Is...
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Sankar Muthusamy seals final spot at BWF World Junior Championships | Badminton News – Times of India

SANTANDER (Spain): India's Sankar Muthusamy on Saturday booked his place in the men's U-19 singles final with a clinical straight-game win over Thailand's Panitchaphon Teeraratsakul at the BWF World Junior Championships. Seeded fourth in the tournament, Muthusamy showed great athleticism and tactical acumen to outwit Teeraratsakul 21-13, 21-15 in a 40-minute semifinal. He will take on the winner of the other semifinal between Chinese Taipei's Kuo Kuan Lin and Korea's Byung Jae Kim in the summit clash on Sunday. SANKAR CREATES HISTORY 🥺🫶2️⃣nd 🇮🇳 male shuttler to enter finals, beat Teeraratsakul 🇹🇭 21-13, 21-15 in semis. G… https://t.co/WvKqVPIojm— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) 1667044250000In the tournament history, India has so far won a gold, 3 silver and five bronze medals with Lakshya Sen b...
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Kidambi outperforms Sen, Sameer scores upset win

Kidambi Srikanth prevailed over Lakshya Sen in an all-Indian duel to advance to the men’s singles second round of the French Open Super 750 badminton tournament here on Wednesday. Sameer Verma, meanwhile, registered an upset win over Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia to also make it to the second round. Srikanth, the 2021 World Championships silver winner, beat junior compatriot Sen 21-18 21-18 in a first round match that lasted 46 minutes. This was only the second career match between the top two Indian shuttlers. Sen had lost to his senior compatriot in their earlier meeting at the semifinals of the 2021 World Championships to settle for a bronze medal. Srikanth next faces the winner of the first round match between Rasmus Gemke of Denmark and Nhat Nguyen of Ireland. The unseeded ...
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Lakshya Sen faces Kidambi Srikanth in opening round of French Open | Badminton News – Times of India

PARIS: Commonwealth Games champion Lakshya Sen will face teammate Kidambi Srikanth in the men's singles opening round match of the French Open badminton tournament on Tuesday. Sen and Srikkanth, the top two Indians in world ranking at eighth and 11th respectively, will battle it out for the second time in their career. Sen was the best Indian on show at the recently-concluded Denmark Open but he had lost to Japan's lowly ranked Kodai Naraoka in the quarterfinals. In their earlier match-up, Srikkanth had defeated Sen in a tightly-fought contest en route to winning a historic silver at the 2021 World Championships. The winner between the two Indians is likely to bump into the Danish world number two Anders Antonsen in the next round of the World Tour 750 event. HS Prannoy, who has been th...
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Sen, Prannoy advance to pre-quarterfinals in Denmark Open, Saina crashes out in first round

World Championships bronze medallist Lakshya Sen and H S Prannoy advanced to the pre-quarterfinals after straight-game wins in men’s singles while veteran Saina Nehwal crashed out in the first round of women’s singles in the Denmark Open here on Wednesday. The unseeded Sen beat sixth seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia 21-16 21-12 in a first round match that lasted 39 minutes to set up a mouth-watering pre-quarterfinals clash against fellow Indian H S Prannoy in the Super 750 tournament. This was Sen’s third win of the year against Ginting, the earlier two coming during the German Open in March and the Thomas Cup triumph in May. Prannoy had to toil more during his 21-13 22-20 win over Zhao Jun Peng of China in 43 minutes. He had lost to the same opponent twice earlier this year —...
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Lakshya Sen, HS Prannoy advance to pre-quarters in Denmark Open, Saina crashes out in first round | Badminton News – Times of India

ODENSE (Denmark): World Championships bronze medallist Lakshya Sen and H S Prannoy advanced to the pre-quarterfinals after straight-game wins in men's singles while veteran Saina Nehwal crashed out in the first round of women's singles in the Denmark Open on Wednesday. The unseeded Sen beat sixth seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia 21-16 21-12 in a first round match that lasted 39 minutes to set up a mouth-watering pre-quarterfinals clash against fellow Indian H S Prannoy in the Super 750 tournament. This was Sen's third win of the year against Ginting, the earlier two coming during the German Open in March and the Thomas Cup triumph in May. Prannoy had to toil more during his 21-13 22-20 win over Zhao Jun Peng of China in 43 minutes. He had lost to the same opponent twice earlie...
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Prannoy beats Lakshya to enter quarters; Kapila-Arjun, Satwik-Chirag too reach last eight

India’s HS Prannoy staged a spirited comeback to beat compatriot and CWG champion Lakshya Sen to enter the singles quarterfinals while the men’s doubles pairing of Dhruv Kapila and M R Arjun continued their impressive run to make the last eight stage at the World Championships. Indian shuttler HS Prannoy beats his compatriot CWG gold medallist Lakshya Sen by 17-21, 21-16, 21-17 and enters the quarter-finals of #BadmintonWorldChampionships 2022 in Tokyo. pic.twitter.com/Fgr6qg1PGO — All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) August 25, 2022 It was a gruelling one hour and 15 minute battle between Lakshya and Prannoy who eventually eked out a 17-21, 21-16, 21-17 over his teammate. It was the fourth meeting of the year for the two Indians after Prannoy’s win, their head-to-head record standing...
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HS Prannoy beats Lakshya Sen to enter BWF World Championships quarters | Badminton News – Times of India

TOKYO: India's HS Prannoy staged a spirited comeback to beat compatriot and CWG champion Lakshya Sen to enter the singles quarterfinals while the men's doubles pairing of Dhruv Kapila and MR Arjun continued their impressive run to make the last eight stage at the World Championships on Thursday. It was a gruelling one hour and 15 minute battle between Lakshya and Prannoy who eventually eked out a 17-21, 21-16, 21-17 over his teammate. It was the fourth meeting of the year for the two Indians after Prannoy's win, their head-to-head record standing at 2-2. Prannoy will now face China's Zhao Jun Peng in the quarterfinals. Continuing his brilliant run @PRANNOYHSPRI gets the better of compatriot WR-10 @lakshya_sen in an all 🇮🇳 nail-bitin… https://t.co/IN96APzFNp— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) 16614...
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Carolina Marin on badminton comeback trail after dashed Olympic dreams | Badminton News – Times of India

TOKYO: A horror injury wrecked Carolina Marin's Tokyo Olympics dream but now the Spanish badminton star is aiming for a record fourth world title and gold at the 2024 Paris Games. Marin was the hot favourite for the Tokyo title last year until a knee injury in May forced her to miss not just the Olympics but also the world championships in her home town of Huelva five months later. The 29-year-old returned to action in May this year and she is making up for lost time at the world championships in Tokyo this week. Marin staved off four match points to book her place in the quarter-finals with a 16-21, 21-15, 22-20 win over China's He Bingjiao on Thursday, letting out a wild scream of celebration after sealing the deal. She insisted a record fourth world title was not at the forefront of ...
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BWF World Championships: Kapila-Arjun cruise into quarterfinals | Badminton News – Times of India

TOKYO: The Indian men's doubles pair of Dhruv Kapila and MR Arjun moved to the quarterfinals with a come-from-behind victory over Terry Hee and Loh Kean Hean at the World Championships here on Thursday. The unseeded Indian duo had to toil hard for 58 minutes to win its round of 16 clash against the Singaporeans 18-21 21-15 21-16. Arjun and Kapila will cross swords with the third seed Indonesian pair of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan in the last eight stage. The two have enjoyed a good run in the tournament. They had upstaged eighth seeds and last edition's bronze medallists Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen of Denmark 21-17 21-16 in their second round match. Later in the day, Saina Nehwal and the men's doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankeyreddy and Chirag Shetty will play in thei...
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World Badminton Championships: Need to be in a good zone to beat Momota, says HS Prannoy | Badminton News – Times of India

Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy eased into the men's singles second round of the BWF Badminton World Championships in Tokyo on Tuesday. Joining them in the second round are women's doubles teams of Ashwini Ponnappa/Sikki Reddy, Pooja Dandu/Sanjana Santosh, men's pair of MR Arjun/Dhruv Kapila and mixed duo of Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto. Bronze medallist at the 2019 edition Sai Praneeth went down fighting against fourth seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei 15-21, 21-15, 15-21. Prannoy had it easy against Luka Wraber of Austria 21-12, 21-11. Despite the straight game victory, Prannoy said that he was nervous at the start. "The start was pretty rusty and I was a little bit nervous. After the 11th point I opened up and got confidence. It has been a good first round. In...