Thomas & Uber Cup 2022

Thomas & Uber Cup 2022: India, who had earlier defeated Canada 4-1 in their opening tie, sailed to another comfortable win as they grab the top two spots in their group to qualify for the quarterfinals.

Bangkok: Indian women’s badminton team sailed into the knockout stage of the Uber Cup Final after humbling USA 4-1 in a lopsided Group D match here on Tuesday.

India, who had defeated Canada 4-1 in their opening tie, notched up a second successive win to cement their position in the top two spots in their group to qualify for the quarterfinals.

PV Sindhu once again lead the proceedings with a 21-10, 21-11 win over Jennie Gai, doubles pair of Tanisha Crasto and Treesa Jolly then beat Francesca Corbett and Allison Lee 21-19 21-10 before Aakashi Kashyap notched up a 21-18, 21-11 victory over Esther Shi as India took an unassailable 3-0 lead.

The young doubles pair of Simran Singhi and Ritika Thaker then went down fighting to Lauren Lam and Kodi Tang Lee 12-21 21-17 13-21 to salvage some pride for the USA.

In the final match, Ashmita Chaliha prevailed 21-18 21-13 over Natalie Chi to wrap up the match.

Indian women’s team, which has won two bronze medals in the past, will next face Korea on Wednesday in their last group match.

The Indian men’s team also qualified for the knockout stage after ensuring their place in the top two in their group.

Indian doubles player Gayatri Gopichand pulls out of Uber Cup due to hip strain

Badminton Asia Championships: PV Sindhu beats He Bing Jiao to reach the semifinals

Facing her familiar rival for the 17th time, Sindhu defeated He Bing Jiao over three games 21-9, 13-21, 21-19 in an hour and 16 minutes in the Badminton Asia Championships’ women’s singles quarterfinals.

Pv Sindhu wins bronze at Badminton Asia Championships after close defeat to Akane Yamaguchi in semis

PV Sindhu started the match on a positive note but couldn’t keep the winning momentum going, losing 21-13 19-21 16-21 to the top seed and world No. 2 Yamaguchi in the clash, which lasted one hour and six minutes

Premier League: Antonio Conte says Jurgen Klopp looking ‘for an excuse’ after Spurs draw

Spurs are now four points behind Arsenal heading into Thursday’s north London derby, where a win for the Gunners would guarantee them a top-four finish.

London: Antonio Conte has accused Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp of looking for an “excuse or an alibi” after he criticized Tottenham’s style of play following their 1-1 draw on Saturday.

The result was a huge blow to Liverpool’s hopes of winning the Premier League title – the Merseysiders are three points behind leaders Manchester City with only three games left to play this season.

Tottenham, who were dangerous on the break at Anfield, could even have come away with a victory.

But Klopp, clearly unhappy at seeing his side drop points in the title race, suggested the visitors had been overly defensive in their approach, saying: “I don’t like this kind of football, but that is my problem. I cannot coach it.”

Conte said Klopp should concentrate on his team.

“Jurgen is an intelligent person, very clever,” the Italian told reporters on Tuesday.

“He was a bit frustrated after the game, but at the same time for every coach, it is important to learn to be focused on your team, not the opponent.

“It means you want to find an excuse or an alibi because your job didn’t work or something was wrong.”

Despite a creditable point, the draw at Anfield has hampered fifth-placed Tottenham’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

Spurs are now four points behind Arsenal heading into Thursday’s north London derby, where a win for the Gunners would guarantee them a top-four finish.

 

 

 

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