Takuma Ueda’s win over Daren Liew gave Japan their maiden Thomas Cup title.
Japan beat Malaysia 3-2 to clinch maiden Thomas Cup title at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.
Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand reflected on net gains and losses from Uber Cup.
Defending champions register an all-round performance to defeat Japan.
He rued that Indian coaches don’t have the necessary freedom to groom doubles specialists in the country.
Olympic champion Li would not concede Friday’s Thomas Cup defeat had hurt the entire contingent.
Saina, Sindhu win respective singles but India lose Uber Cup semis 3-2 after opponents win both their doubles.
Japan will now take on China in the finals on Saturday. In another semi, China beat Korea 3-0.
India register comprehensive win against Indonesia to enter maiden Uber Cup semifinals.
Saina led India’s charge with a 21-17 21-10 win over Lindaweni Fanetri in a 45-minute match.
The consolation 3-2 win was the silver lining to India’s Thomas Cup campaign.
Indian women crush Thailand 3-2, gaining momentum with Saina’s win over Ratchanok.
Jwala-Ashwini, in their second innings as a pair, win crucial doubles tie against HK in Thomas and Uber Cup.
Women crush Canada 5-0 in Uber Cup opener but tougher tests await; Men go down 4-1 to Malaysia in Thomas Cup.
The onus will be on Saina and Sindhu if the team is to have a realistic chance of progressing in Uber Cup.
The onus will be on Kashyap and Saina to take India to the knockout stage of the tournament once again.
The London Olympics bronze medallist expressed confidence of the team making the semifinals of May 18-25 event.
Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa feel playing in team championships motivates them to make that extra effort on court.