Only two days ago, Aakash Yadav, had lost his uncle, local BJP leader Shiv Kumar Yadav. He was killed by four men in Ghaziabad.
Sameer Verma, recovering from a shoulder injury, too will sit out of the Hong Kong Open, while Ajay Jayaram recuperates from hamstring injury.
Three of the eight quarterfinalists at China Open were from the host nation, including Ji Shuting and Gao Fangjie. Gao shut out a tired PV Sindhu.
Alap Mishra showed top seed Jaswanth D the exit door in the boys' U-19 singles and made his way into the quarter-finals at the Smt Khaitan Junior Badminton tournament.
PV Sindhu's hopes of defending her China Open title came to an end after a surprising 11-21, 10-21 defeat to Gao Fangje.
Kidambi Srikanth's four Super Series wins helped him bag a sum of $230,423.
Jayant Rana stormed through the decider 21-9 to win the first round U-19 boys’ singles match at Khaitan Badminton tournament.
Prannoy, who was crowned the new national champion recently, gained a place to move into the tenth spot.
PV Sindhu defeated Sayako Sato in straight games by 24-22, 23-21, to keep India alive in China Open Super Series.
Indonesian doubles coach Edwin Iriawan, who trained the Indian Badminton team, has landed a job with Assam.
The 21-19, 21-16 defeat will ramp up speculation that the 34-year-old Lin Dan, may soon call it quits as he approaches the end of his brilliant career.
Saina Nehwal managed to beat Singapore's Beiwen Zhang in half an hour to advance to the second round at the Chinese Open Super Series Premier.
Pullela Sai Vishnu, 13 and son of India’s chief national coach Pullela Gopichand, is playing his second U-17 national ranking tournament.
Down 3-8 in the second game against Janavi Sudhir, Maini Boruah won the next seven consecutive points to advance into the girls' U-17 singles third qualifying round.
Both Saina and Prannoy are ranked 11th in the Destination Dubai Ranking and are racing against time to book a berth at next month's Super Series Final.
From 1991 when Viveck Goenka started the junior tournament - the first in the country - the number has now expanded to six.
An array of teenagers showed up at the just-concluded nationals in Nagpur, but the ever difficult question of 'who next' for Indian badminton continues to linger.
After the Nagpur Senior nationals, focus is now on fresh stars bounding out of academies from across country for the Smt. Krishna Khaitan Memorial All India Junior Ranking Prize Money Badminton tournament.
Kidambi Srikanth decided to take a week's rest after aggravating a leg injury during the Senior National Badminton Championships in Nagpur.
K Srikanth on Thursday said that Indian badminton is on the rise and much better results will be in the offing if the hard work is sustained.
Ajay Jayaram had reached the finals of 2015 Korea Super Series. He had won the Dutch Open twice and finished runners-up twice in the tournament.
Ashwini Ponnappa won the mixed doubles title with Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and women's doubles trophy with N Sikki Reddy.
HS Prannoy won his first-ever men’s singles senior national title with a 21-15, 16-21, 21-7 verdict over Kidambi Srikanth.
Saina Nehwal beats Olympic silver medallist and World No.2 PV Sindhu in a high-quality final to win her third women’s singles national title.
Saina Nehwal credit Pullela Gopichand and the team for working on her movement that had plagued her since undergoing knee injury in 2016.
Saina Nehwal added to her previous National titles in 2006 and 2007 by beating PV Sindhu on Wednesday in Nagpur.
Saina Nehwal on Wednesday beat PV Sindhu 21-17, 27-25 to win her third Senior National Badminton Championship title.
Saina Nehwal edged PV Sindhu with three National titles after the 21-17, 27-25 win in Nagpur.
H S Prannoy outwitted World No 2 and title favourite Kidambi Srikanth in a thrilling finale to claim the men's singles title at the 82nd Senior National Championship, in Nagpur on Wednesday.
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World number two Kidambi Srikanth, the clear favourite in this semifinal, outclasses junior player Lakshya Sen 21-16, 21-18.
India Senior Badminton Nationals will see World No.2 PV Sindhu, who overcame Ruthvika Shivani, play Saina Nehwal in women's singles final.
Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu will battle for supremacy in the women's singles final of the Senior Badminton National Championship
Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy will clash in the men's singles final at the 82nd Senior Badminton National championship in Nagpur on Wendesday.
Badminton Senior National Championships in Nagpur saw Subhankar Dey beat B Sai Praneeth 13-21, 21-18, 22-20 despite a leg cramp.
P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal sailed into the women's singles semi-finals while men's world number two Kidambi Srikanth also notched up a comfortable win.