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Tago shot down by Sourabh Verma

New Delhi: Sourabh Verma, a young prodigy unknown outside a small bunch of Indian badminton followers, continued his sensational run at the India Open Superseries by dumping out seventh seed Kenichi Tago of Japan in the second round on Wednesday. Verma’s fellow-trainee at the Gopichand Academy, Guru Sai Dutt, joined him in the quarterfinals with a 21-13 14-21 21-13 result over Belgium’s Tan Yuhan. Continue reading

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Kenichi Tago — face of the new generation?

Kenichi Tago, a 20-year-old only in his second year of senior badminton, astonished spectators over the week as he surmounted one improbable barrier after another to become the first Japanese since 1966 in the All England men’s singles final. Displaying a physical and mental maturity far beyond his years, Tago is the story on this year’s All England. Continue reading

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