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Sikki Reddy: ‘The focus this year will be on Commonwealth and Asian Games’

N. Sikki Reddy isn't the usual badminton girl that you would imagine. She isn't towering but at just 5'5, Sikki is an aggressive live-wire on the court. Her smashes are lethal and her placement immaculate. Sikki, who forms...

Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen are badminton’s inspirational partnership, on court and off...

Jan 4, 2018Jonathan SelvarajESPN On Tuesday evening in Lucknow, the mixed doubles badminton pair of Kamilla Rytter Juhl and LC Him lost a close match to Awadhe Warriors' team of Christinna Pedersen and TC Man. While the defeat...

PBL 2017: PV Sindhu stars in Chennai Smashers’ maiden win at home

Trump card H. S. Prannoy had set himself up nicely with three match-point opportunities in the third game. A win would have effectively sealed the tie for the Ahmedabad Smash Masters and helped the team climb to the...

Prannoy in awe of Tai Tzu Ying, labels her a ‘ninja’

In awe of women’s shuttler Tai Tzu Ying, H. S. Prannoy has described the Taiwanese World No. 1 as a “ninja warrior”, whose strokes would be difficult to match even after a decade of practice.“Tai Tzu is one player...

PBL semifinalists decided: Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth not in scheme of things

Hyderabad fans may not get to witness P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth — three of India's top badminton stars in action this year.The teams featuring the trio ( Sindhu in Chennai Smashers; Saina and Srikanth in Awadhe Warriors)...

Axelsen: ‘It has been a tough and exciting PBL so far’

World champion and Bengaluru Blasters star player, Viktor Axelsen, says that his team is first targetting the semifinal berth in the third edition of the PBL as it enters the final-leg commencing at the Gachibowli Stadium here on Wednesday.Speaking...

Smashers coach Vishnu banks on home support to get back to winning ways

Chennai Smashers coach Arun Vishnu on Friday said "the home support will hopefully help the team do well" when it takes on the Ahmedabad Smash Masters in its first-ever home tie on Saturday here, especially when the team's placed at the bottom of...

PBL: Ahmedabad ‘smashes’ its way past Mumbai to seal semis berth

True to its name, Ahmedabad Smash Masters smashed Mumbai Rockets’ hopes of entering the knockouts as it won 5-0 in the final league match for both the teams at the Premier Badminton League at the Nehru Indoor Stadium here...

Chennai Smashers ‘trumps’ Bengaluru Blasters, but out of PBL race

Bengaluru Blasters won three out of the five matches but lost the tie 2-3 by virtue of going down in its trump match, in a Premier Badminton League encounter at the Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Monday. While...

BAI to take a call on national championship after discussing with players

As the Badminton World Federation announced its new World Tour calendar packed with Super 100, Super 300, 500, 750, 1000 and the World Tour Finals through the year, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) is left with the tough...

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