Singapore Open Highlights: Srikanth, Rajawat enter 2nd round, Sindhu, Prannoy, Lakshya Sen crash out
Singapore Open Day 1: India had a mixed start to their Singapore Open campaign on Tuesday. Kidambi Srikanth, Priyanshu Rajawat and Men’s Doubles pair MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila are the only players to advance to the second round. However PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy and Lakshya Sen bowed out of the tournament
Singapore Open Highlights: – India had a mixed start to their Singapore Open campaign on Tuesday. Kidambi Srikanth and Priyanshu Rajawat advanced to the next round. However PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy and Lakshya Sen crashed out.
Singapore Open Results: Day 1
- Kidambi Srikanth LOST TO Kantaphon Wangcharoen – 15-21, 19-21
- HS Prannoy LOST TO Kodai Naraoka – 15-21, 19-21
- Priyanshu Rajawat BEAT Kanta Tsuneyama – 21-12, 21-15
- Lakshya Sen LOST TO Chou Tien Chen –
- PV Sindhu LOST TO Akane Yamaguchi 21-18, 19-21, 17-21
- Saina Nehwal LOST TO Ratchanok Intanon – 13-21, 15-21
- Aakarshi Kashyap LOST TO Supanida Katethong
- Dhruv Kapila/MR Arjun BEAT Lucas Corvee/Ronan Labar – 21-16, 21-15
Kidambi Srikanth made a winning start but PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy were ousted from the Singapore Open Super 750 tournament after suffering contrasting losses in the opening round here on Tuesday.
Srikanth, a 2021 world championships silver medallist, beat Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen 21-15 21-19 in the opening round of men’s singles competition. The former world number one will meet either Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto or Chinese Taipei’s Chia Hao Lee next.
Up against world number 1 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, defending champion Sindhu fought hard before going down 21-18 19-21 17-21 in a little over an hour. Sindhu had also made a first-round exit from Thailand Open last week.
Prannoy, who came into the tournament after claiming his maiden BWF title at Malaysia Masters, couldn’t match the young Kodai Naraoka, losing 15-21 19-21 to the third seeded Japanese in 56 minutes.
Doubles pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila, however, made a good start after claiming a 21-16 21-15 win over France’s Lucas Corvee and Ronan Labar in their opening match.
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