Born: 8 September 1986
- He is a badminton player from India.
- He trains at Gopichand Badminton Academy.
- He was awarded the Arjuna Award by the Government of India in 2012.
- He created history by reaching the quarter-finals of men’s singles at the 2012 London Olympics, is the first male player from India to do so.
- At the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, he won the gold medal in men’s singles.
- He was the Icon Player for the Indian Badminton League team, Banga Beats in the 2013 edition.
- He married fellow badminton player, Saina Nehwal in a private ceremony on 14 December 2018.
- In 2005, he represented Andhra Pradesh and won the boys’ singles title at the National Junior Open Badminton Championships.
- From 2006 onwards, he started to appear at international tournaments.
- In that year’s Hong Kong Open, he caused an upset by defeating the then world number 19 Przemysław Wacha in the pre-quarterfinals; he lost the next round though.
- A few months later, he defeated Wacha again at the Bitburger Open to reach the semifinals.
- In 2006, his world ranking improved from outside 100 to 64.
- Coach Gopichand was happy at the win and felt that it was a good sign that he was winning his important matches against higher-ranked players.
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September 8, 2020