Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Badminton News

At $1M YONEX All England Open 2018, Birmingham, England (BWF World Tour Super 1000)

[R1] Sai Praneeth B. (IND,14) l (5) Son Wan Ho (KOR,4) 21-13 15-21 11-21
[R1] Prannoy H. S. (IND,16) bt (8) Chou Tien Chen (TPE,7) 9-21 21-18 21-18
[R1] (3) Kidambi Srikanth (IND,3) bt Brice Leverdez (FRA,23) 7-21 21-14 22-20

[R1] Saina Nehwal (IND,11) l (1) Tai Tzu Ying (TPE,1) 14-21 18-21
[R1] (4) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,4) bt Pornpawee Chochuwong (THA,22) 20-22 21-17 21-9

[R1] Manu Attri (IND)/ B. Sumeeth Reddy (IND) l Marcus Ellis (ENG)/ Chris Langridge (ENG) 20-22 12-21
[R1] Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Chirag Shetty (IND) bt Takuro Hoki (JPN)/ Yugo Kobayashi (JPN) 21-19 21-18
[R1] Jakkampudi Meghana (IND)/ Poorvisha S Ram (IND) l (5) Shiho Tanaka (JPN)/ Koharu Yonemoto (JPN) 14-21 11-21
[R1] Ashwini Ponnappa (IND)/ N. Sikki Reddy (IND) l (2) Misaki Matsutomo (JPN)/ Ayaka Takahashi (JPN) 14-21 13-21
[R1] Pranaav Jerry Chopra (IND)/ N. Sikki Reddy (IND) bt Marvin Emil Seidel (GER)/ Linda Efler (GER) 21-19 21-13

[R2] Prannoy H. S. (IND,16) vs Tommy Sugiarto (INA,33)
[R2] (3) Kidambi Srikanth (IND,3) vs Yuxiang Huang (CHN,42)

[R2] (4) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,4) vs Nitchaon Jindapol (THA,12)

[R2] Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Chirag Shetty (IND) vs (2) Mathias Boe (DEN)/ Carsten Mogensen (DEN)
[R2] Pranaav Jerry Chopra (IND)/ N. Sikki Reddy (IND) vs (2) Yilyu Wang (CHN)/ Dongping Huang (CHN)

Early all over expected results for Indians as nobody managed to upset their opponents ... Tai scored a comfortable win over Saina ... Our doubles pairs lost one-sided matches ... Sai won the first game but afterward Son Wan Ho dominated the match.
Sindhu and Srikanth scored a comeback win after losing the first game ... Pranaav-Sikki also started with a win over German pair.
Evening session was exciting, as Prannoy scored an excellent comeback win over top-10 Taipei player, Chou Tien Chen, after losing the first game cheaply ... Young Satwik and Chirag scored straight games win over higher ranked Japanese pair.

In the second round, our doubles and mixed doubles pairs r facing WR #2 pairs in their respective categories ... Prannoy is facing Sugiarto and Srikanth having Chinese challenge of Huang ... Sindhu is facing another Thai opponent Jindapol.

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