Rodion Alimov’s mixed doubles partner Alina Davletova also had to withdraw from India Open 2022 as she is the close contact. The Russian pair was slated to play in semis on Saturday.
The India Open badminton returns in 2022 after being cancelled twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country. B Sai Praneeth and doubles player Dhruv Rawat have pulled out after testing positive.
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.
While PV Sindhu defeated Denmark’s Line Christophersen 21-14, 21-16, Kidambi Srikanth got better of Toma Junior Popov 21-14, 21-16 in the men's singles match of Badminton World Tour Finals.
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.
Former world no. 1 Prakash Padukone was earlier honoured with Badminton Association of India's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
The season will start in Chennai with the first tournament from December 16 to 22 followed by another Level 3 tournament in Hyderabad from December 24 to 30.
India's Lakshya Sen had a decent outing at French Open with quarterfinal finish. He will look to continue the momentum in the HYLO Open.
P V Sindhu's, Saina Nehwal and men's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy's absence was sorely noted and it hurt India's prospects in the tournament.
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.
Indian men's team has been clubbed alongside China, Netherlands and Tahiti in Group C, while the women's side is in Group B along side Thailand, Spain and Scotland
Chirag and Satwik, the current world no. 10, notched up a stunning 21-16 16-21 27-25 win over third seeds Lee and Wang
With injured Carolina Marin pulling out of the Games, Park has no doubt that Tai Tzu would be Sindhu's biggest rival at the Olympics.
A strong medal contender at the Tokyo Games, PV Sindhu said pandemic was like a blessing in disguise as she could work on her skills
This will be the second time that India will be hosting the world championship. Hyderabad had played hosts to the event in 2009
The Badminton Association of India's wants to hold camps for both senior and junior shuttlers in three cities - Hyderabad, Guwahati and Bangalore
Sindhu has been drawn with Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi (ranked 34th) and Israel's Ksenia Polikarpova (ranked 58th)
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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