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Praneeth, Anup make the main draw

New Delhi: India’s brightest young stars made it to the main draw of the India Open Superseries at the Siri Fort Complex here on Tuesday. Among those who qualified were Sourabh Verma and world junior semifinalists HS Prannoy and Sai Praneeth. Anup Sridhar, attempting a comeback into national reckoning, also made it to the main draw. Continue reading

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Former prodigy watches old friend from the sidelines

Recollecting an old story I’d written: “Six years after Abhishek Bakshi gave up badminton — on the cusp of becoming P Gopichand’s successor and the game’s most charismatic figure in India since Prakash Padukone — he returned to watch childhood friend Anup Sridhar reach the quarterfinals of the world championships…” Continue reading

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Indonesia Open: Anup falls; Anand qualifies

Jakarta, June 16: Anup Sridhar, who last week reached the quarterfinals of the Singapore Open Super Series, fell in the second round of qualifying of the Indonesia Open Super Series. Anup, who was suffering from a stomach muscle tear, lost to Tanongsak of Thailand 21-23 21-12 21-11. The Indian had earlier beaten Stephen Wojcikiewicz of Canada in the first round of qualifying. Meanwhile, Anand Pawar made it to the main draw of the men’s singles. Pawar received a walkover from Englad’s Carl Baxter and then beat compatriot Ajay Jayaram 21-18 21-18.
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Anup stuns Peter Gade

Singapore: Anup Sridhar earned the finest result of his career with a three-set win over world No.2 and 1999 All England champion Peter Gade Christensen of Denmark to enter the quarterfinals of the Singapore Open Super Series on Thursday Continue reading

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Tom John bids goodbye

Badminton’s been a lifelong journey for Tom John, the India-born Englishman who was coach at the Prakash Padukone Academy. The last 20 years have seen a constant shift in locale – from England to Portugal to Brunei to Hyderabad, and most recently, Bangalore. Having been here since March last year, it’s time for the journey to resume. John has landed an assignment as Portugal’s chief coach, and will leave next week Continue reading

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Looking beyond the Chinese wall

The big question to all badminton followers is this: having invested so much for Beijing, how will the Chinese management react in the event of a failing? That answer could decide the course of world badminton. Continue reading

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Beijing beckons

BEIJING is coming up, and Anup Sridhar, India’s highest ranked badminton player, is looking strong and confident. The long sessions with personal coach Tom John are showing — he has added upper body muscle, and that old swagger of his … Continue reading

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