Thailand Open 2021: Another upset for India, Saina Nehwal knocked out of Thailand Open

Saina Nehwal registered a tough victory over Iris Wang in the quarterfinal of Orleans Masters event in France to earn a spot in last-4
Saina Nehwal registered a tough victory over Iris Wang in the quarterfinal of Orleans Masters event in France to earn a spot in last-4

Thailand Open 2021: Another upset for India, Saina Nehwal knocked out of Thailand Open, Saina Nehwal crashes out after losing to Busanan Ongbamrungphan in 2nd round: Star India shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the ongoing Thailand Open after losing to Busanan Ongbamrungphan on Thursday.

Saina got the better of Busanan in the first game, but the Thailand star came from behind to defeat the Indian shuttler 23-21, 14-21, 16-21 in the second round. Saina had registered a comfortable win over Malaysia’s Kisona Selvaduray in the first round but wasn’t able to get over the line in a 68-minute long match on Thursday.

In another match on Thursday, Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty bowed out of the tournament after stumbling to a loss in the second round.
The pair was defeated by the Indonesian pair of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan in straight games 21-19, 21-17. Rankireddy and Shetty failed to get going from the very start and the duo was defeated in straight games.

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Thursday announced that he is pulling out of the ongoing Thailand Open due to a calf muscle strain.

Kidambi was slated to lock horns against Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia in the second round, but with the Indian shuttler pulling out, Jia has progressed ahead into the tournament. “Very sad to let you all know that I have been advised to pull out of Thailand Open due to a calf muscle strain. I am hoping to be fit by next week for the next round of the Thailand leg,” tweeted Srikanth.

However, HS Prannoy made a first-round exit after suffering a defeat at the hands of Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia. Lee Zii Jia registered a 21-13, 14-21, 8-21 win. Zii Jia showed constant improvement after each game and ultimately, advanced to the second round. Earlier in the day, the Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty cruised into the second round of the tournament. The world number ten Indian pair outclassed the South Korean pair of Kim Gi Jung and Lee Yong Dae 19-21, 21-16, 21-14 in the first round of the tournament.

 

Thailand Open Day 3 India Schedule

Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY India
Ashwini PONNAPPA India
Hong Kong China CHANG Tak Ching
Hong Kong China NG Wing Yung

 

Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY India
Chirag SHETTY India
Indonesia Mohammad AHSAN
Indonesia Hendra SETIAWAN

 

Saina NEHWAL India
Thailand Busanan ONGBAMRUNGPHAN

 

KIDAMBI Srikanth India
Malaysia LEE Zii Jia

 

When will be Thailand Open 2021 1st  Started? – Date
Thailand Open 2021 will start from Jan- 12 to Jan 17

What Time Thailand Open 2021 matches Will begin? Time
Thailand Open 2021 matches Will begin at 7:30 Am IST

What are the venues for Thailand Open 2021? – Venue
Thailand Open 2021 will be played Galle International Stadium

Where to watch the Thailand Open live in India?
The Yonex Thailand Open badminton matches will be telecast live in India on the Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 2 HD TV channels. Broadcast starts from January 12, 7:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).

Live streaming of the Thailand Open badminton will be available on Disney+ Hotstar OTT platform.

Thailand Open 2021 Points Distribution

Position Points
Winner 12,000
Runner-up 10,200
3/4 8,400
5/8 6,600
9/16 4,800
17/32 3,000

 

Thailand Open 2021 Prize money:

The total prize money for this tournament is US$1,000,00.

Event Winner Finals Semi-finals Quarter-finals Last 16 Last 32
Singles $70,000 $34,400 $14,000 $5,500 $3,000 $1,000
Doubles $74,000 $35,000 $14,000 $6,250 $3,250 $1,000