Singapore's Loh Kean Yew, 24, beat Viktor Axelsen in Round 1 and has been compared to the very fast Lee Chong Wei
Edges out spunky Lakshya Sen 17-2, 21-14, 21-18 in semis; India now has had a finalist in every edition since 2015, 4 times women and 1 man
Indian shuttler’s physio & trainer keeps him in shape despite hectic playing style
The clash between Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen will see lightning net games and explosive offence.
Between the two, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen, a debutant at the BWF World Championships, took out three of the four Chinese from the draw and pounced on the medals on offer.
PV Sindhu played a reactive game against Tai Tzu-Ying, partially because the Taiwanese has always read her, and on days when she doesn’t spill errors, Sindhu has no way to crack her.
HS Prannoy now joins PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen in the quarterfinals of BWF World Championships.
Srikanth outplayed unseeded Guang Zu Lu of China 21-10, 21-15 to enter the last eight.
Defending champion PV Sindhu storms into the quarterfinals of the World Championships; faces world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei.
PV Sindhu defeated her Thai opponent, ranked three places below her, 21-14 21-18 in the pre-quarterfinal match that lasted 48 minutes.
The Thai shuttler has beaten her in their last two encounters, and can be the proverbial banana skin in Thursday’s pre-quarters.
HS Prannoy joined two other Indians, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen, in the men's singles pre-quarterfinals of the showpiece tournament.
Indian men revelling in the spotlight and hungry to get onto the court against higher ranked opponents is the sort of boldness badminton has been looking for, for a few dry seasons.
Seeded sixth in the tournament which she won in 2019 -- when it was last held -- the two-time Olympic-medallist began on a rousing note and raced to a 4-1 lead with her fine play.
Three Indians who were engaged in top quality contests against the big Chinese names of the day.
For Prannoy, the experience of his entire career was re-lived as he negotiated Round 1 against No. 8 Ng Ka Long Angus of Hong Kong.
Srikanth will run into a 21-year-old who grew up - literally - coursing the Lin Dan game through his veins.
Falling back in the opening set against Sai Praneeth, 21-17. Picking the pace in the second, Caljouw - a tall man with tentacle-like arms that retrieve not just for lateral / horizontal reach but also connect with the shuttle at a higher altitude - would start harrying Sai.
The 12th seeded Indian beat the local challenger 21-12 21-16 in 36 minutes in the first round of the men's singles event.
The post-Olympic lull hasn't lifted yet really, though Indians, led by PV Sindhu look primed to pounce on the opportunity that's sprung up.
Next 3 years most important for Lakshya Sen and coach Yoo has accepted offer till 2024.
PV Sindhu has been in fine form as she claimed her second silver medal at the BWF World Tour Finals after three successive semi-finals finishes at French Open, Indonesia Masters and Indonesia Open.
As PV Sindhu kicks off her BWF World Championships title defense, we look back at occasions of India's previous successes at the prestigious tournament.
“I need to work to increase my stamina and pace. Have to keep energy up. It was still better the first few tournaments, but then the strength comes down with every tournament,” the youngster says.
The Rio Olympics gold medallist had withdrawn from the All England Championships this year after suffering the injury during the Swiss Open.