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Sourabh, Guru Sai run out of steam

New Delhi: After an upset-laden beginning to the India Open Superseries, the quarterfinals followed the seedings on Friday. World No.1 Lee Chong Wei and No.3 Peter Gade progressed into the semifinals; the one minor blip being that of No.2 Taufik Hidayat, in his loss to former Asian champion Park Sung Hwan. Continue reading

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All England: Saina in quarters

Birmingham: Title contender Saina Nehwal stormed into the quarterfinals of the All England Badminton Championships with a straight-set victory over her Chinese Taipei opponent in Birmingham. Saina, seeded fifth in the prestigious tournament, beat unseeded Tzu Ying Tai 21-17 21-17 in a second round match that lasted 30 minutes. The day saw the surprise exit of world champion Chen Jin, who fell to Marc Zwiebler of Germany 21-18, 22-20. Continue reading

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Diju/ Jwala crash out in 2nd round

Birmingham: Great Indian hope Saina Nehwal cruised into the second round of the All England Open badminton championships, but most of her singles compatriots suffered reverses in the opening round matches on Wednesday. Continue reading

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No dearth of style

Let not too much ground be conceded to the pessimists, who see modern badminton as primarily a physical, aggressive game with no room for its subtler elements. Despite what they say, there is still room in the game for that intangible something that makes badminton a beautiful game – style. Continue reading

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Peter Gade: ‘It still hurts when I lose’

Peter Gade talks to Dev S Sukumar about the evolution of badminton, and his own decade-long career Continue reading

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Taufik takes a stroll

March 12: Around half-an-hour after he lost a gut-wrenching battle to old friend and rival Peter Gade, 20-22 22-20 22-20, Taufik Hidayat quietly made his way out of the NIA. A trainer accompanied him, but neither said a word. Continue reading

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