Indonesia Open LIVE: Kidambi Srikanth crashes out; PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth seal Quarter-finals berths; Follow LIVE Updates

Indonesia Open LIVE: Kidambi Srikanth crashes out; PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth seal Quarter-finals berths; Follow LIVE Updates
Indonesia Open LIVE: Kidambi Srikanth crashes out; PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth seal Quarter-finals berths; Follow LIVE Updates

Indonesia Open LIVE – Sindhu, Praneeth enters Last 8: India’s top badminton player PV Sindhu sealed her birth in the quarter-finals with a stunning straight-sets win over Germany’s Yvonne Li on Thursday. Aiming to win her first title in two years, the double Olympic medallist will now play South Korea’s Sim Yujin in Last 8 clash on Friday. Along with Sindhu, Sai Praneeth & the double pair of Satwik & Chirag Shetty also won their matches to make it the Quarterfinals – Follow Indonesia Open live updates on InsideSport.IN

Another Indian in fray for the last 8 spot, Kidambi Srikanth lost to World No.2 & Olympic champion Victor Axelsen of Denmark in straight sets to bow out of the tournament. Axelsen won the match 21-14, 21-18 in just 37 minutes without much trouble.

Indians in Quarterfinals on Friday

  • PV Sindhu vs Sim Yujin (S.Korea)
  • Sai Praneeth vs Viktor Axelsen (DEN)
  • Satwik & Chirag Sheety vs Goh Sze Fei & Nur Izzudin (MAL)

Indonesia Open LIVE: Kidambi Srikanth crashes out; PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth seal Quarter-finals berth; Follow LIVE Updates

Praneeth defeated France’s Christo Popov 21-17, 14-21, 21-19 in a match that lasted 83 minutes on Court 2. The Indian shuttler won the first game. However, the French opponent staged a remarkable comeback in the second but again went down in the third.

Two-time Olympic medallist and star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu also sailed into the quarter-finals after defeating German badminton player Yvonne Li 21-12, 21-18 in 37 minutes to clinch the match.

The men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also entered the quarter-finals after defeating South Korea’s Kang Minhyuk and Seo Seungjae 21-15, 19-21, 23-21.

Indonesia Open LIVE: Kidambi Srikanth crashes out; PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth seal Quarter-finals berth; Follow LIVE Updates

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Last 16 Match-ups for Thursday – India matches likely to start after 11

  • Sai Praneeth (IND) vs Christo Popov (PFR)
  • PV Sindhu (IND) vs Yvonne LI (GER)
  • Kidambi Srikanth (IND) vs Viktor Axelsen (DEN)

Satwik & Chirag (IND) beat Kang Minhyuk & Seo (Korea) 2-1

The men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty on Thursday entered the quarter-finals of the ongoing Indonesia Open.

The Indian duo defeated South Korea’s Kang Minhyuk and Seo Seungjae 21-15, 19-21, 23-21 in a match that lasted 75 minutes on Court 2. Earlier in the day, two-time Olympic medallist and star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu also sailed into the quarter-finals after defeating German badminton player Yvonne Li 21-12, 21-18 in 37 minutes to clinch the match.

Game 3: Satwik & Chirag beat Kang Minhyuk & Seo 23-21 in the final set as the duo kept calm after a 21-21 tie.

Game 2: Kang Minhyuk & Seo fights back in the dying moments of the game with a 21-19 scoreline to take the match to the third set.

Game 1: Satwik & Chirag clinches opening set in style against Koren opponents 21-15.

Indonesia Open LIVE: Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu in action- Follow LIVE updates

PV Sindhu vs Yvonne Li (Germany)

  • Game 2: Yvonne Li puts up a fight but PV Sindhu holds her nerve and clinches a 21-18 win to seal a quarter-final spot.
  • Game 1: PV Sindhu shows great form, clinches first game 21-12 in a dominant display.

 

  • Two-time Olympic medallist and star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu entered the pre-quarterfinals by defeating Japan’s Aya Ohori 17-21, 21-17, 21-17 in the match that lasted for 70 minutes.
  • The reigning world champion, seeded third here, hardly broke a sweat to win the second-round clash 21-12, 21-18 against the world No. 26 in 37 minutes at the USD 850,000 event.
  • Up against Li for the first time, world No. 7 Sindhu looked completely in control from the beginning.
  • Such was her dominance that the two-time Olympic medallist took the first game with ease, winning seven consecutive points at one stage.
  • Li made a good recovery in the second game and it was more evenly contested. But Sindhu persisted and did not let the German gain an advantage over her.
  • Sindhu will take on the winner of the second-round clash between Spaniard Beatriz Corrales and South Korea’s Sim Yujin in the quarterfinals.

Kick-off: 11.20 AM IST

Indonesia Open LIVE: Sai Praneeth vs Christo Popov (France) LIVE

Game 3: Praneeth beats Popov 21-19 in final set to win 2-1 and secure quarterfinal berth.

Game 2: 70th ranked Christo Popov stuns Sai Praneeth in the second set with 21-14

Game 1: Sai Praneeth wins opening set 21-17, one set away from quarterfinals.

Sai Praneeth progressed ahead in the Indonesia Open after defeating France’s Toma Junior Popov 21-19, 21-18.

  • 16th ranked Praneeth will face 70th ranked Popov. The two players have managed only a couple of victories in last 5 games.
  • Praneeth is the first male shuttler from India to win bronze in BWF World Championships in 2019 after Prakash Padukone.

Kick-off: Delayed

Kidambi Srikanth vs Victor Axelsen (Denmark)

Game 2: Victor Axelsen beats Victor Axelsen 21-18

Game 1: Victor Axelsen beats Victor Axelsen 21-14 in opening set.

India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Wednesday progressed to the next round of the ongoing Indonesia Open. In an all Indian affair, Srikanth defeated HS Prannoy 21-15, 19-21, 21- 12in a match that lasted for 56 minutes.

  • Srikanth will face Axelsen for record 10th time in their career.
  • Axelsen leads Srikanth 7-2 in Head-to-Head encounters. The duo had last met each other in Thomas Cup.
  • He can take inspiration from HS Prannoy who only last week defeated the Olympic champion Dane. Prannoy had outplayed Axelsen in straight sets at Indonesia Masters.

Kick-off: Delayed

Indonesia Open LIVE: Kidambi Srikanth crashes out; PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth seal Quarter-finals berth; Follow LIVE Updates

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