THE INDIAN MEN'S CONTINGENT began their Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold on a winning note as all the shuttlers enter round two beating their respective opponents.
VLADIMIR IVANOV AND IVAN SOZONOV won the maiden All England title beating Hiroyuki Endo/Kenichi Hayakawa of Japan which then called for a unique celebration.
Saina Nehwal's ranking has dipped from No. 2 to 3 as per the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings that was released today.
SAI PRANEETH UPSET LEE CHONG WEI of Malaysia in straight games while Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth also won their respective matches as Indian shuttlers enjoyed a good outing in the first round of the All England Open badminton tournament at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England.
SAINA NEHWAL makes a comeback with the All England Badminton Championship. She is seeded second and her coach Vimal Kumar is confident that she can be crowned as the champion.
SHUTTLERS ARE NOW SET TO participate in the German Open Grand Prix Gold but most of them will miss the event as they are still recovering from injury and others want to be fit for major tournaments like the All England Championship which starts two days after this event.
KAMILLA RYTTER JUHL, Denmark's women's doubles star feels that the doubles shuttlers in India spend too much time training on the court and that affects their intensity during matches at the international level.
KIDAMBI SRIKANTH AND SAINA NEHWAL's ranking remained same while Sindu slipped to No. 12 in the latest BWF rankings which was released on Thursday.
MATHIAS BOE - Danish badminton player who is one of the world's leading shuttlers in the men's pairs event - has opined that India's premier women's combine of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa will find it extremely difficult to pull off the Indian hopes of a doubles medal at the Rio Olympics.
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