BWF World Championships LIVE: Srikanth, Prannoy, Lakshya Sen reach second round, Sai Praneeth, Malvika Bansod suffer first round exit – Follow Highlights

BWF World Championships LIVE from Tokyo – Srikanth, Prannoy & Lakshya Sen in second round: Kidambi Srikanth defeated Ireland’s Nhat Nguyen 22-20,…

BWF World Championships LIVE from Tokyo – Srikanth, Prannoy & Lakshya Sen in second round: Kidambi Srikanth defeated Ireland’s Nhat Nguyen 22-20, 21-19 in first round of BWF World Championships on Monday. Earlier, Lakshya Sen came up with an impressive performance to defeat Kristian Vittinghus 21-12 and 21-11 to move into the second round. HS Prannoy too defeated Luka Wraber in straight sets to enter the second round. However, the likes of Sai Praneeth and Malvika Bansod have exited the Worlds after their respective Round 1 singles loss. Even Indian men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth B Reddy also met same fate. Ashwini Ponappa and Siki Reddy made it to the second round of the Women Doubles. Follow India in World Badminton LIVE updates with InsideSport.IN 

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BWF World Championships LIVE: Srikanth, Prannoy, Lakshya Sen reach second round, Sai Praneeth, Malvika Bansod suffer first round exit – Follow Highlights

BWF World Championships LIVE: Lakshya Sen reaches second round, Sai Praneeth, Malvika Bansod suffer first round exit, Srikanth and Prannoy matches to follow: Follow LIVE updates
BWF World Championships LIVE: Lakshya Sen reaches second round, Sai Praneeth, Malvika Bansod suffer first round exit, Srikanth and Prannoy matches to follow: Follow LIVE updates

As far as Lakshya is concerned, it was a complete domination over two games. The Indian shuttler won the contest 21-12 and 21-11 to show his fellow competitors that he is ready to go deep into the competition.

One of the interesting thing about his contest on Monday was his strategy. There was an element of aggression. He tried to kill off points quickly, using the angles, speed and power to his advantage. He tried to play a large number of cross court smashes, which helped him win several points too.

If the first set was an easy one, the Indian was not challenged much by Kristian. The latter despite being an experienced campaigner made a number of errors, hitting the shuttle long and wide to give the Indian an advantage. Lakshya chanced upon such kind of an opportunity to win the contest without breaking much sweat.

Srikanth defeated Ireland’s Nhat Nguyen in straight sets 22-20, 21-19 in a match that lasted 51 minutes. In the first game, Srikanth started with a superb straight smash after a couple of nice crosscourt shots. The game went for a tight finish and Srikanth outsmarted his Irish opponent 22-20.

The second game was tough as both the shuttlers struggled to take a point against each other. Srikanth, however, prevailed to clinch the game 21-19.

India’s Ashwini Ponappa and Siki Reddy also made it to the second round of the competition. They played some impressive badminton to win their contest against Aminath Nabeeha and Fathimath Nabaaha 21-7 and 21-9.

However, there were some big disappointment for India too. Sai Praneeth suffered a first round exit after losing to Chou Tien Chen. It was a close encounter, which went to three games. At the end, Chou won the match 21-15, 15-21 and 21-15. Also, in women’s singles Malvika Bansod lost to Line Christophersen 14-21, 12-21.

Indian men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth B Reddy did not have a great campaign either. They went down to the Japanese pair of Hiroki Okumara and Masayuki Onadera 11-21, 21-19 and 15-21.

BWF World Championships LIVE: Srikanth, Prannoy, Lakshya Sen reach second round, Sai Praneeth, Malvika Bansod suffer first round exit – Follow Highlights

Indians in action in first round 

Men’s Singles

  • Sai Praneeth LOSE to Chou Tien Chen – 15-21, 21-15, 15-21
  • Lakshya Sen BEAT Hans Kristian Vittinghus – 21-12, 21-11
  • HS Prannoy BEAT Luka Wraber – 21-12, 21-11
  • Kidambi Srikanth BEAT Nhat Nguyen – 22-20, 21-19

Women’s Singles 

Malvika Bansod lose to Line Christophersen  – 14-21, 12-21

Men’s Doubles 

Manu Attri / Sumeeth Reddy  lost to Okamura / Onodera 11-21,  21-19 and 21-15

Arjun / Kapila BEAT Jomkoh / Kedren – 21-17, 17-21, 22-20

Women’s Doubles 

Ponnappa / Reddy beat Nabeeah & Fateema (PAK) 21-7, 21-9

Dandu / Santosh BEAT Castillo / Torre Regal – 21-6, 10-21, 21-14

Mixed Doubles 

Ishan Bhatnagar & Tanisha Crasto beat Schiel / Volkmann (Germany) – 21-12, 21-13

BWF World Championships LIVE: Srikanth, Prannoy, Lakshya Sen reach second round, Sai Praneeth, Malvika Bansod suffer first round exit – Follow Highlights

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