Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen, playing as kings of their jungle at home in Fuzhou, China, are former world champions from 2018. Both uniformly 24 are being primed to lead China’s men’s doubles challenge at Tokyo Olympics next year at a nice winning age of 25.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won their French Open men's doubles semifinal on Saturday. After quarters in 2017 and semis in 2018 at the same venue, India's dynamic duo make their first Super 750 finals.
The past she erased included a torrid 2017 when she lost the longest World Championship match to the same opponent, as well as a long string of losses listed out every time she fell short — Olympics, Asian Games, two Worlds finals, CWG and even the Nationals, all finals.
Sai's 21-13, 21-8 loss to World No.1 Kento Momota in the semifinals had only flickers of possibilities of how intact India's men's brigade can emerge from being thrown into a foundry with the world's very best.
Indian badminton has won a medal at the World Championships or Olympics in every year of this decade starting 2011, and has assured itself of two more at the Basel World Championships with PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth entering the semi-finals.