Daily Archives: December 11, 2015

Delaying A Stroke With Quick Action


Delaying a stroke with a quick action involves playing the game for some hours with the same consistent speed and suddenly playing a slow stroke which the opponent wouldn’t have imagined. Say for e.g, a player jumps for a fast smash but, plays a slow drop. So here, the action is fast and explosive, but actually the shuttle flows with a slow action.

Another best example for delaying a stroke is when a player going for a tap over the net, but suddenly slows the shot and plays a net block or drop over the net, here the opponent expects a tap but, when the shot is a slow drop or net block, the opponents mind takes some time to change to the deceived action, by the time the shuttle would be millimeters away only from touching the ground.

This same stroke can be also played with a normal block shot from the center court, without smashing the shuttle but blocking the shuttle for a delayed stroke.

This stroke should be played occasionally only as if played often, the opponent may be well aware of the move and will effectively reciprocate to the deceptive strokes.

BWF-Dubai World Superseries Finals 2015, Dubai – UAE


Round Robin Round (11-Dec-2015):

Men’s Singles:

  1. Kidambi Srikanth [9] lost to CHOU Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei 21-17, 21-13.

Women’s Singles:

  1. Saina Nehwal [2] lost to TAI Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei 16-21, 21-18, 21-14.

Round Robin Round (10-Dec-2015):

Men’s Singles:

  1. Srikanth [9] lost to Victor Axelsen of Denmark 21-13, 21-18.

Women’s Singles:

Saina.(Image Courtesy: http:// timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

(Image Courtesy: http:// timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

  1. Saina Nahwal [2] Defeated Carolina Marin of Spain 23-21, 9-21, 21-12.

Round Robin Round (09-Dec-2015):

Men’s Singles:

  1. Srikanth [9] lost to Kento Momota of Japan 21-13, 21-13.

Women’s Singles:

  1. Saina Nehwal [2] lost to Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-14, 21-6.

List Of Participants:

Men’s Singles – Group B:

Kidambi Srikanth. (Image Courtesy: results.glasgow2014.com).

Kidambi Srikanth.
(Image Courtesy: results.glasgow2014.com).

  1. Kidambi Srikanth [9].

Women’s Singles – Group A:

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  1. Saina Nehwal [2].

About the Tournament:

Tournament Name: BWF-Dubai World Superseries Finals 2015.

Tournament Dates: 09-Dec-2015 to 13-Dec-2015.

Category: Superseries Finals.

Events: MS, WS, MD, WD, XD

Venue: Hamdan Sports Complex.

City: Dubai.

Country: United Arab Emirates.

Prize Money: Not Available.

BWF Superseries Finals: Saina Wins Against Carolina Marin


DUBAI: Saina Nehwal turned the table over the current reigning world champion Carolina Marin at the BWF Superseries Finals, here in Dubai on Thursday, even as Kidambi Srikanth faced exit after suffering his second straight loss in the men’s singles here on Thursday.

Saina.(Image Courtesy: http:// timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

(Image Courtesy: http:// timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

Saina defeated Crolina to notch up a memorable 23-21, 9-21, 21-12 win over the World No. 1 in a women’s singles match that lasted an hour and 15 minutes.

In the opening game, Saina led 9-4 but she misjudged a couple of shots and Marin too stepped up the pressure by dominating the net to grab the lead with six straight points. However, Saina ensured she had the advantage at the break.

Marin tried to keep the shuttle at the forecourt by drawing Saina close to the net and marched ahead to 15-12. Saina fought back and closed the gap and even went ahead at 16-15 when the Spaniard hit the net. Saina reached 19-16 with Marin continuing to make some unforced errors,.

Marin then drew level at 19-19 before Saina earned the game point with Marin hitting the bird in the net. But a couple of wayward shots and it was 21-20 in favour of Marin. However, another forehand return hitting the net and a wide shot by Marin again gave the game point to Saina who made it count for her this time.

The second game started on an aggressive note with the duo battling like warriors. Saina kept her poise and even smiled at her mistakes while pumping her fist after winning crucial points. Marin then entered the interval with a five point advantage.

Saina tried to slow down the pace of the rallies after the break but Marin continued to dominate by playing her acute angled strokes. The Indian also faltered with a few unforced errors to allow Marin to gallop away with the second game.

The decider started on an aggressive note again as once again when Saina moved to a 10-5 lead at one stage before Marin reduced it down to 8-11.

Durin Interval, Saina was 11-8 lead at the interval.

Marin continued to her unforced, which Sain capitalized and extended her lead to 16-8. A couple of angled smashes took Saina to 19-9. Marin scored three valuable points here, then but Saina moved into the match point when Marin hit wide and closed the match.

Saina will play against the defending champion Tai Tzu Ying in her final league match on Friday.

Srikanth On The Brink Of Exit From BWF Superseries Finals


DUBAI: Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth is in the verge of exiting from the BWF Superseries finals at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai after he suffered his second consecutive loss after losing in straight games to Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen in the men’s singles on Thursday.

srikanth..(Image Courtesy: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

.(Image Courtesy: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

Srikanth was downed by Axelsen of Denmark 13-21, 18-21 in 37-minutes.

Axelsen, the current world no.6 started the opening game in his favour to raising to a 6-3 lead in the opening game but Srikanth kept breathing down his neck and played some exciting rallies by mixing his shots. The Indian fought back to level the scores at 10-10.

However, after the leveling of scores at 10-10, again Axelsen started to score with consistent points one being misjudged by Srikanth for long from the baseline and Victor played a near flawless game and closed the first game 21-13.

In the second game, Viktor was in a offensive mood and his smashes got more precise even as Srikanth struggled with his returns and also was troubled at the net. Viktor, in no time moved to a 18-10 lead.

Srikanth then started playing better and came up with some steep smashes and low returns to trouble the Dane and narrowed the lead down to 15-19.

Viktor then played an amazing shot to move to match point. However, Srikanth tried saving three match points but Viktor took away the match with a cross court smash on the fiurt occasion.

If is formidable to note that Srikanth has beaten Viktor twice early this year at the Swiss Open and in the India Open.

The world no.9 from India will now meet Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen on Friday in his final Group B match in the round-robin stage.

Saina and Srikanth Start Their Campaign With A Losing Spree


DUBAI: The BWF Super Series Finals got off to a flying start at the Hamdan Sports Complex here on Wednesday, but only for a dissapointing start for both Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth as they flattered in their respective opening league matches.

Saina.(Image Courtesy: www.thenational.ae).

Saina Nehwal during the BWF match against Okuhara of Japan.
(Image Courtesy: www.thenational.ae).

Saina was struggling to move as she has not fully recovered from the Achillus tendon injury, she acquird during the Thaihot China Open 2015 and this was capitalized by Okuhara from Japan who defeated Saina 21-14, 21-6/

Saina has never lost to Okuhara in their previous four meetings but on Wednesday, the Indian proved no match for the Japanese.

There were occasions in the match where she just could not reach the shuttle. “I am playing a match in the tournament after three weeks. I am short of match practice. I am not pushing myself too much because of injury. I began well but she probably got the idea that I am not stretching fully and managed to get lot of points on the drops.Competition is pretty tough here and there is no easy match in this tournament,” Saina told TOI.

Srikanth.(Image Courtesy: http:// timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

(Image Courtesy: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

Srikanth also failed to maintain his winning streak against Kento Momota of Japan and went down 13-21, 13-21. “I played the final in Indonesia just a couple of days back. Recovery period was too short for me to play here. I was playing the waiting game by involving him more in rallies. His cross court smashes proved very effective today,” said Srikanth.

Gopichand was not disappointed with the 22-year-old’s show. “Frankly speaking, I am not expecting big results from him. He has been playing and travelling for the last one month or so. He did a great job by reaching the final last week. I am happy that he has started winning again after some poor results.”