Two players withdrawn from India Open due to Covid-19; Brian Yang too pulls out

The Covid-19 pandemic continued to take a toll on the Yonex-Sunrise India Open badminton tournament with two players being withdrawn from the main draw ahead of their mixed doubles semifinal clash here on Saturday. Second seeded Russian mixed doubles player Rodion Alimov tested positive for the virus and was withdrawn from the USD 400,000 tournament. … Read more

India Open: 2 players withdrawn from tournament after positive Covid-19 test

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed on Saturday that one player from the current draw has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been withdrawn from the India Open 2022. The player returned a positive result to a mandatory RT-PCR test conducted on Friday. His doubles partner has been identified as a close contact and has … Read more

Sensational Sen enters third successive semi-final

In the last week of December, Lakshya Sen was given copious amounts of bal mithai and singauri, sweets popular in Almora, not just by family and friends but strangers too who welcomed the 20-year-old back home in the hill town. Though the shuttler from Uttarakhand had won multiple medals and titles in the past, this … Read more

India Open: Malvika Bansod beats her idol Saina Nehwal to enter quarters

Malvika Bansod was so overawed on Thursday that she made it a point to not look at the face of her opponent, get distracted and lose. On the other side of the net was her idol Saina Nehwal, whose career the 20-year-old has religiously followed ever since she saw posters of the former world No.1 … Read more

India Open 2022: Saina Nehwal bows out after losing second-round match

Malvika Bansod defeated Nehwal 21-17, 21-9 in the second-round match which lasted for 35 minutes. India shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday bowed out of the ongoing Indian Open 2022 here at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall in New Delhi. Malvika Bansod defeated Nehwal 21-17, 21-9 in the second-round match which lasted for 35 minutes. The … Read more

Srikanth, Ponnappa among 7 Indian shuttlers to test positive for Covid-19 at India Open, all withdrawn from tournament

Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday confirmed that as many as seven players have been withdrawn from the impending India Open 2022 after they tested positive for Covid-19. These players include – Kidambi Srikanth Nammalwar, Ashwini Ponnappa, Ritika Rahul Thaker, Treesa Jolly, Mithun Manjunath, Simran Aman Singh, Khushi Gupta. “The players returned a positive result … Read more

India Open: Battered and bruised, Saina Nehwal gets on the comeback trail

In October last year, Saina Nehwal dismissed talks of retirement, exuded confidence and stated she was physically fit as she made a return to the court after seven months. That optimism didn’t last long. The 31-year-old suffered three consecutive first round exits—including two retirements—at the Uber Cup, Denmark Open and French Open. What at first … Read more

Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy, Lakshya Sen enter second round of India Open

Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Lakshya Sen and HS Prannoy progressed to the second round of the India Open with contrasting wins in New Delhi on Wednesday. Former world no. 1 Saina, who missed a lot of tournaments last year due to multiple injuries, moved to the second round after her opponent Czech Republic’s Tereza … Read more