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Gopi's route to the Championship
  Round Players Score
Final   Chen Hong 15-12, 15-6
Semi-final   Peter Gade (1) 17-14, 17-15
Quarter-final   Anders Boesen 15-11, 15-7
Pre Quarter-final   Ji Xinpeng 15-3, 15-9
Round 2   Colin Haughton 15-7, 15-4
Round 1   Ronald Susilo 15-11, 15-12

    March 14

'Once I got through to the final, I knew I would be able to win'
All England champion Pulella Gopichand reveals the secret of his success in an interview with Onkar Singh and Basharat Peer.

    March 13

'He does not play cricket; he plays only badminton, you know'
All England champion Pulella Gopichand's mother, Subbaravamma in conversation with Shobha Warrier.

Rousing welcome for Gopichand
The All England champion dedicated his triumph to his mother and father.

    March 12

The unIndian Indian
Rohit Brijnath salutes the giant-killing feats of All-England champion Pulella Gopichand.

Giant-killer Gopi
Images of Pulella Gopichand at the All England championships.

Gopichand joins the big league
All eyes will now be on the All-England champion at the World Grand Prix finals in Brunei, at the end of the month, and the World championships in Seville, in June. .

It's a splendid victory, says Padukone
The victory should change the Indian badminton scene and make other players more confident, Padukone said.

AP govt. announces 2.5m for Gopi
Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu also offered land and assistance for setting up a world-class badminton academy in Hyderabad.

    March 11

Gopichand wins All-England Crown
The 10th seeded Indian beat the 12th seeded Chinese Chen Hang in straight games, 15-12, 15-6.

'His hard work has paid off'
Mohammed Arif, Gopichand's first coach, on his ward's achievement.

    March 10

Gopichand's win good, says Padukone
"Gopichand is now a step away from the trophy. He has a good chance of playing well in the finals and winning the All-England championship," Padukone told on Saturday.

Gopichand enters final
He emulated his coach and mentor, Prakash Padukone, by reaching the finals over Peter Gade the no.1 seed in the tournament.

    March 9

Gopichand enters semi-finals
Pullela Gopichand defeated Denmark's Anders Boesen 15-11, 15-7 in the Yonex All England Open Championship 2001 quarter-finals in 47 minutes on Friday night.

    March 8

Gopichand beats Olympic Champion
Ji found the relaxed, flowing style of Gopichand too much to cope with and lost 15-3, 15-9

    March 7

Gopichand advances, Popat out
The India No. 1 proved too good for Ronald Susilo of Singapore in the All-England badminton championships. However, Indian women's champion Aparna Popat went down in the first round.

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