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Indonesia Open LIVE: Again a defeat in Semifinals for PV Sindhu, this time Ratchanok beats the Indian champion in 3 games, check highlights

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Indonesia Open LIVE Semifinals – PV Sindhu Loses in Semifinals: Indian badminton queen PV Sindhu’s disappointing run in the semifinals of BWF events has continued one more time. After losing Semifinals of Indonesia Masters, French Open, this time Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand’s defeated her in the semifinals of the Indonesia Open. Sindhu lost in 3 games to Thai player. Follow Indonesia Open LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN

PV Sindhu (IND) lost to Ratchanok Intanon (THA) – 21-15, 9-21, 14-21

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PV Sindhu Loses in Semifinals: Sindhu starded on a grand note as she won the 1st game 21-15. But her joy was short-lived. Ratchanok who is hailed as one of the most gifted player on BWF circuit completely outpowered Sindhu in the 2nd game. Ratchanok won the completely one-side game by 21-9.

The 3rd and deciding game was also played on the same pattern as 2nd. The Thai champion with her deft placements and beautiful wristy shots on net did not allow any room for Sindhu to attack.

Ratchanok finally prevailed 21-14 to enter the finals of Indonesia Open & where she will take on Korea’s An SeYoung.

On the other hand Sindhu was left to rue one more defeat at the hands of Ratchanok as well another loss in the semfinals of BWF Event.

Sindhu’s ‘Semifinal Jinx’ in BWF Events

  • Indonesia Masters: Sindhu lost to Akane Yamaguchi (Japan)
  • French Open: Sindhu lost to Sayaka Takahashi (Japan)
  • All England: Sindhu lost to Pornpawee Chochuwong (THA)

Semifinals Schedule in Indonesia Open 2021

  • PV Sindhu (IND) lost to Ratchanok Intanon (THA) – 21-15, 9-21, 14-21
  • Satwik / Chirag (IND) vs Gideon / Kevin (INA)

Indonesia Open LIVE- Semifinals: Can PV Sindhu overcome her poor Head-to-Head record against Ratchanok Intanon – Follow LIVE

Battling it out at Court 1, Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand rallied back to defeat Sindhu by 15-21, 21-9, 21-14 in 54 minutes. With this win, Thai shuttler has better her head-to-head record against two-times Olympic medallist Indian by 7-4. The third-seed Indian opened the proceedings on the front foot as she took a handy lead of 8-3 early on. But Ratchanok Intanon showed her poise and reduced the margin to two points going into the mid-game interval.
After the break, Sindhu kept her nose ahead through the brilliant defence and crosscourt play as she made sure to profit from Intanon’s errors. The reigning world champion gained the handy lead of 19-14 and made sure to kill the game within the next three points.
Intanon came firing up all the cylinders in the second game and went to the mid-game break with a handy lead of 11-7. The Indian had no one to blame as her misjudgements on the line cost her heavily on the crucial points which moved the momentum of the game in the Thai shuttler’ favour. In the second half of the game, Intanon continued with the pressure and took the match in the decider very convincingly.
With the momentum on her side, the second-seed stormed to a 5-11 lead in the break of the decider. With the game at 16-9, Sindhu showed some resistance by winning four points straight but the Thai player made sure to hold her nerve as she won the game by 21-14 and proceeded into the title clash.

3rd set

  • 21-14 Sindhu lost!
  • 16-13 Sindhu fighting hard to stay in the deciding contest
  • 14-9 Sindhu on MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
  • 11-5 Sindhu looks to be at point of no return
  • 8-4 Sindhu loses her spark, trying to get ahead of herself.
  • 2-2 to Sindhu, Can she enter her only second finals of 2021?

2nd set

  • 21-9 Second set to Ratchanok for a third deciding game
  • 16-8 Sindhu trailing by a fair margin at point of no return- Time will tell
  • 12-7 First challenge of the game was unsuccessful for Sindhu, shuttle falls on the line
  • 9-5 Wonderful straight smash from Ratchanok, Sindhu falling behind
  • 4-2 to Rachanok, Is there a comeback on the cards?

1st set

  • 21-15 First set to flawless Sindhu! Outsmarts Ratchanok to clinch the opening set
  • 18-13 Luck favours Sindhu, hits the nets and crosses towards Ratchanok.
  • 15-11 to Sindhu, she is finally dominating Ratchanok in this game.
  • 12-10 Ratchanok levels up against Sindhu with some yards
  • 10-6 Aggressive game from Sindhu, forcing Ratchanok to make errors
  • 8-4 Sindhu making this game look easy as she has finally found her top gear
  • 5-3 to Sindhu, service over; the duo look stiff in their movements.
  • 3-1 Sindhu leads Ratchanok
  • 1-1 Sindhu fights back
  • 1-0 to Ratchanok, Thai leads the way

12:09 PM IST: Ratchanok has not taken more than 39 minutes to win her Indonesia Open fixtures 2021 (all in straight sets).

12:08 PM IST: Sindhu wins the toss, can she win the game? The duo undergo warmup

Can Sindhu end her dry run? Sindhu who is only Indian female to won two Olympic medals hasn’t won a tournament since her World Championship title two years ago. In 2021, she reached finals of Swiss Open but failed at the final hurdle. Sindhu has been consistent past few weeks at French Open, Denmark Open, Indonesia Masters but success in form of title has still eluded her – can all of that change against one of her most toughest opponent in form of Ratchanok?

The Thai player leads Sindhu in Head to Head Record with 6 victories in 10 matches. In the last two matches between the duo – Ratchanok has trounced Sindhu in straight sets.

Sindhu’s road to semifinals: 

Beat Sim Yujin (Korea)- The two-time Olympic medallist Indian rallied back to defeat South Korea’s Sim Yujin by 14-21, 21-19, 21-14 in a titanic 1 hour and 6 minutes match.

Defeat Yvonne Li (Germany)- PV Sindhu sailed into the quarter-finals after defeating German badminton player Yvonne Li 21-12, 21-18 in 37 minutes to clinch the match.

Beat Aya Ohori (Japan)- The Indian shuttler defeated Japan’s Aya Ohori 17-21, 21-17, 21-17 in a match that lasted for 70 minutes.

Ratchanok Intanon’s road to semifinals

  • Beat Asuka Takahashi (Japan) 21-17, 21-12
  • Beat Yu Po Pai (Taiwan) 21-11, 21-16
  • Beat Ga Eun Kim (Korea) 21-19, 21-12

PV Sindhu vs Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand)

  • The duo have locked horned for record 10 times on badminton court.
  • World No.8 Ratchanok Intanon leads 7th ranked PV Sindhu 6-4 in head-to-head contests.
  • The two players had last met each other in World Tour Finals twice where Sindhu lost to Intanon in straight sets on both occasions.
  • Thus, Sindhu would be aiming to take the avenge her loss but her recent past would come up against her. She failed to enter the finals of BWF tournaments on multiple occasions.
  • The duo manages 4 each victory in the last 5 games. Intanon is yet to lose a set in the ongoing competition. On the other hand, Sindhu has lost a couple of sets in different fixtures.

When to watch PV Sindhu vs Ratchanok Intanon LIVE?

10.50 AM IST on November 27, Saturday

Where and how to watch PV Sidhu vs Ratchanok Intanon LIVE?

Watch all the live action of the Indonesia Open semifinals only on Star Sports and OTT-platform Hotstar. All the results will be covered on the official website of the BWF. Follow us all the live and latest updates on InsideSport

Indonesia Open LIVE- Semifinals: Can PV Sindhu overcome her poor Head-to-Head record against Ratchanok Intanon – Follow LIVE 

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