If Rio Olympics silver-medallist PV Sindhu led from the front with a bronze medal at Tokyo Games and a silver at the season-ending World Tour Final, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen dished out a year-end special.
PV Sindhu will start her title defense at BWF World Championships 2021 against Martika Repiska in the second round. Get here the live streaming details of BWF World Championships 2021.
Under Mulyo Handoyo, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Praneeth combined to win five Super Series titles in 2017. Tan Kim Her is responsible for the rise of India's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy's at the top level.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy was carrying knee pain for a couple of weeks. With the World Championships later this month, the men's doubles pair of Satwik and Chirag Shetty decided to have some rest before the mega event.
In the women's singles category two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu is seeded sixth while Kidambi Srikant has been ranked 12th in the men's singles. The badminton World Championships will start on December 12 in Spain.
The world No.11 duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty qualified for the season-ending Badminton World Tour Finals after Japanese Akira Koga and Taichi Saito lost in the Indonesia Open Super 1000 event semifinals.
PV Sindhu, seeded third, came from a game down to defeat Sim Yujin 14-21, 21-19, 21-14 in the women’s singles quarterfinal in an Indonesia Open tie in Bali lasting an hour and six minutes.
PV Sindhu, seeded third, beat Thailand’s Supanida Katethong 21-15, 21-19 in a 43-minute women's singles match. Sindhu will face Spain’s Clara Azurmendi next.
The 2019 World Championship in Switzerland was PV Sindhu’s last title except the Tokyo Olympics bronze in August. She lost in the Swiss Open final this year.
The Indonesia Masters will be the eighth event according to the 2021 BWF World Tour. Get live streaming details here.
India's Lakshya Sen lost in men's singles quarterfinals while the men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also bowed out of the competition losing in Round of 8.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila 15-21, 21-10, 21-19 to reach French Open quarterfinals.
Returning to the court for the first time after her Olympic bronze, Sindhu was a bit rusty at last week's Denmark Open, where she lost in the quarterfinals.
Sindhu opens her campaign against Turkey's Neslihan Yigit and win will pit her against Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the second round.
Only the doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty could manage a win in the men's team championship.
India defeated Tahiti 5-0. The last time Indian men's team qualified for the Thomas Cup final was in 2010. They had lost to Indonesia back then.
Kidambi Srikanth started the onslaught with a win over Joran Kweekel before Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty sailed past Ruben Jille-Ties van der Lecq in men's doubles.
India’s shuttlers suffered a 1-4 loss to Thailand in their group A opener, jeopardising their chances of qualifying for the knockout stage of Sudirman Cup.
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