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Thomas Cup 2016

The Indian men’s team did not have a very favourable outing, losing all three of their matches. Not the best way to get ready for the Summer Olympics. See all their match results below:

  1. Thailand beat India 3-2
  • Ajay Jayaram lost to Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 16-21, 21-12, 14-21
  • Doubles pair of B. Sumeeth Reddy and Manu Attri lost against Thailand’s Bodin Issara and Nipitphon Puangpuapech losing the tie 17-21, 6-21
  • Sai Praneeth defeated Khosit Phetpradab and grabbed a 21-11, 21-16 win in the men’s singles encounter
  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Akshay Dewalkar lost 15-21, 21-14, 15-21 to Puavaranukroh Dechapol and Kedren Kittinupong.
  • Sourabh Verma beat Adulrach Namkul 21-17, 16-21, 21-19 to reduce the margin of defeat


  1. Hong Kong beat India 3-2
  • Ajay Jayaram lost to Ka Long Angus with the score reading 21-13, 21-12
  • The Doubles pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy lost the 2nd match to Chin Chung Or and Chun Man Tang 21-19,21-12
  • Sai Praneeth emerged victorious by defeating Yun Hun with the score reading 23-21, 23-21
  • Hong Kong’s Tsz Kit Chan and Cheuk Him Law defeated Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy winning 21-10 and 21-11
  • Saurabh Varma defeated Wei Nan 17-21, 21-19, 21-9


  1. Indonesia beat India 5-0
  • Ajay Jayaramlost to Christie Jonatan 21-14,21-12
  • The imposing pair of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan defeated  Manu Attri and Akshay Dewalkar 21-18 21-17
  • B Sai Praneeth faced Anthony Ginting in the India’s third of the day and managed to seize the first game 21-18. Sai Praneeth went down to 21-11 ,21-15 in the next 2 games
  • Akshay Dewalkar and S Rankireddy’s lost to the Indonesian duo Hendra Setiawan and Markus Fernaldi  9-21, 11-21
  • Sourabh Varma lost to Ihsan Maulana Mustofa before bowing out 21-10 ,20-22 ,21-13 

Uber Cup 2016

The Indian women on the other hand have been rather impressive. They whitewashed Australia and Germany before narrowly losing out to Japan in their last group match. In their quarterfinal match against Thailand, despite Saina Nehwal’s early loss, the team rallied to win the next 3 matches to ensure progression to the semifinals where they are most likely to face China. See the teams results:


  1. India beat Australia 5-0
  • Saina Nehwal gave India a 1-0 lead by defeating Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen 22-20,21-14
  • P V Sindhu then brushed aside Joy Lai and claimed a 21-12, 21-11 victory
  • Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa defeated Hsuan-Yu Wendy and Gronya Somerville 21-9, 21-15 in a 28-minute match
  • Ruthvika Shivani Gadde defeated Tiffany Ho 21-5 21-11 in the 3rd singles
  • Sikki Reddy N and Sindhu beat Leanne Choo and Joy Lai 21-12 21-12


  1. India beat Germany 5-0
  • Saina Nehwal outclassed Fabienne Deprez 21-15, 21-10.
  • V. Sindhu defeated Luise Heim 21-7, 21-12 to give India a 2-0 lead
  • India`s favourite pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa beat Linda Efler and Lara Kaepplein 14-21, 21-9, 21-8. This victory gave India a 3-0 lead
  • Ruthvika Shivani Gadde defeated Yvonne Li 21-5, 21-15
  • Sikki Reddy and Sindhu came together to beat Isabel Herttrich and Franziska Volkmann 21-18, 19-21, and 22-20 in the second doubles


  1. Japan beat India 3-2
  • Saina Nehwal beat Nozomi Okuhara 21-18, 21-6
  • PV Sindhu beat Akane Yamaguchi 21-11, 21-18 to give India a 2-0 lead
  • Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi defeat Jwala Gutta and Sikki Reddy 21-11,21-8
  • Sayaka Sato defeats Ruthvika Shivani Gadde 21-7, 21-14
  • Ashwini Ponnappa & PV Sindu lose to Shizuka Matsuo & Mami Nato 15-21, 21-19, 21-16


  1. India beat Thailand 3-1 (Quarterfinal)
  • Saina Nehwal lost to Ratchanok Intanon 21-12 21-19
  • PV Sindhu beat Busanan Ongbumrungphan 21-18 21-7 to level the tie at 1-1
  • Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa prevailed 21-19 21-12 over Puttita Supajirakul and Sapsiree Taerattanachai to make 2-1 to India
  • Ruthvika Shivani Gadde won 21-18 21-16 against Nitchaon to seal a 3-1 win for India
  • The second doubles was called off because the result would have been inconsequential to the tie

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