Free Press Journal
  • Saina, Sindhu eye Indian Open

    New Delhi : Olympic medallists Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu will be the cynosure of all eyes when the seventh India Super Series badminton tournament gets underway with the qualifiers here today.

  • India go down to Thailand in Asia mixed team C’ship

    Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) : H S Prannoy and the men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy won their respective matches but India still suffered a narrow 2-3 loss to Thailand in the quarterfinals of the ROBOT Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships here.

  • India continue form

    California : Indian shuttlers continued to shine at the $120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament with six of them advancing to the singles pre-quarterfinals here.

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    Double Bonanza: Praneeth, Manu-Sumeeth win titles

    Calgary: It was double bonanza for India at the Canada Open as B Sai Praneeth and Rio-bound men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy clinched twin crowns after winning their respective title clash at the USD 55,000 Grand Prix badminton tournament here, reports PTI.

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    Indian shuttlers sail into Canada Open pre-quarters

    Calgary (Canada): India had an easy outing at the $55,000 Canada Open badminton tournament as all the shuttlers entered the third round of their respective categories here. In men’s singles, top seed Ajay Jayaram came back from a game down to beat local boy Martin Giuffre 17-21, 21-17, 21-13 in 54 minutes in the second round match. He will next face Austria’s David Obernosterer in the pre-quarterfinals.

  • Jwala Gutta -Ashwini Ponnappa eye an encore

    Canada : Defending champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa will aim to shed off their inconsistent run in the run-up to the Rio Olympics when they take the court at the $55,000 Canada Open badminton tournament starting here today.

  • Tough test for Indian shuttlers

    Kunshan (China) : After clinching a historic bronze medal in the last edition, the Indian women’s team, led by Saina Nehwal, will eye another good show but it will be an uphill task for the depleted men’s team at the Thomas and Uber Cup badminton tournament starting here today.

  • SEVEN IN A RIO – BWF rankings seal shuttlers Oly dreams

    New Delhi :  Seven Indian shuttlers, including Saina Nehwal and Jwala Gutta, officially earned qualification berths for the August Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after the much-awaited BWF world rankings were released on Thursday.

  • Saina back on court for All England challenge

    Birmingham:  All eyes will be on Indian ace Saina Nehwal when she returns to the court after an injury lay-off at the All England Championship, hoping to better last year’s runner-up finish at the prestigious event which begins with the qualifiers here tomorrow.

  • Manu-Reddy jump to 17th

    New Delhi : Riding on their maiden Grand Prix title triumph in the Mexico Open, Indian men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy on Friday jumped three spots to regain their career-best ranking of World No. 17 in the latest BWF rankings. While Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu continued to be static at World No. 2 and World No. 12 respectively, Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap and H S Prannoy also remained

  • Manu and Sumeeth clinch maiden GP title at Mexico Open

    New Delhi: India’s men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy ended the season on a high by claiming their maiden Grand Prix title with a straight-game win over Thailand’s Bodin Issara and Nipitphon Puangpuapech in the finals of Mexico Open.

  • Badminton

    India’s campaign over at Scottish Open

    Glasgow: It was curtains for India at the Scottish Open after men’s singles player Anand Pawar and men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy bowed out of the 50,000 Grand Prix badminton tournament, here.

  • Shuttlers Srikanth, Manu-Sumeeth bow out

    Odense : Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth and men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy suffered defeats in the second round of the Denmark Open Super Series on Thursday.

  • Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy lose in Grand Prix Gold

    New York :  After years of struggle, Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy finally reached the summit clash of a Grand Prix Gold event only to lose the men’s doubles final of the US Open in straight games to Chinese pair of Junhui Li and Yuchen Liu here.

  • Shuttlers Manu-Sumeeth lose US Open final

    New York: After years of struggle, Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy finally reached the summit clash of a Grand Prix Gold event only to lose the men’s doubles final of the US Open in straight games to Chinese pair of Junhui Li and Yuchen Liu here.  Though at World No.26, the Indian pair was ranked higher than their opponents (No.29). The Chinese combine’s skill, speed and agility proved far better as

  • Manu Attri – B Sumeeth ReddyReddy in finals

    New York :  Indian men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy reached the finals but it was curtains for B Sai Praneeth and women’s doubles combo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa at the US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here.

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    Shuttlers Sai, Jwala-Ashwini, Manu-Sumeeth in US Open semis

    New York: Indian singles shuttler B. Sai Praneeth and the doubles pairs of Manu Attri/B. Sumeeth Reddy and Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa advanced to the semifinals of the $120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold at the Suffolk County Community College here.

  • Jwala-Ashwini progress; Kashyap crashes out

    Birmingham : India’s ace men’s singles shuttler P Kashyap crashed out in the first round even as men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri-B Sumeeth Reddy and women’s doubles duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa registered hard-fought wins to progress to the second round of the All England Open badminton championships on Wednesday.