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Thomas & Uber Cup LIVE: India men and women make winning starts in Thomas & Uber Cup, India men defeat Germany 5-0, while women beat Canada 4-1

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Thomas Uber Cup LIVE – India vs Canada LIVE in Uber Cup: India men and women’s team made winning starts to their respective Thomas & Uber Cup campaigns. While India men blanked Germany 5-0 with a dominant performance at the Thomas Cup, PV Sindhu led Indian women’s team defeated Canada 4-1 in their opening match at Uber Cup. Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates.

Thomas & Uber Cup LIVE: India men and women make winning starts in Thomas & Uber Cup, India men defeat Germany 5-0, while women beat Canada 4-1

World Championship Bronze medallist Lakshya Sen & Kidambi Srikanth gave India a 5-0 lead in the Thomas Cup tie against Germany. All the players in men’s doubles and singles won their respective matches on Day 1.

In the Women’s singles PV Sindhu clinched a straight set victory over Michelle Li while Aakarshi Kashyap defeated Wen Yu Zhang 17-21, 21-18, 21-17. Aakarshi Kashyap too won the third singles in three sets. Meanwhile, Women’s doubles pair Shruti Mishra & Simran Sanghi faced straight set defeat, while Tanisha Crasto & Treesa Jolly clinched straight set victory as India won 4-1. It was a perfect start for the Indianteam, which is searching for its maiden medal at the tournament.

Thomas & Uber Cup LIVE: India men and women make winning starts in Thomas & Uber Cup, India men defeat Germany 5-0, while women beat Canada 4-1

India vs Canada LIVE in Uber Cup 

  • PV Sindhu beat Michelle Li 21-17, 21-10
  • Aakarshi Kashyap beat Wen Yu Zhang 17-21, 21-18, 21-17
  • Ashmitha Chaliha beat Rachel Chan 12-21, 21-11, 22-20
  • Sanghi – Thaker lost to  Tsai – Honderich 19-21, 12-21
  • Treesa Jolly & Tanisha Crasto beat Choi – Wu 21-9, 21-15 

India vs Germany LIVE in Thomas Cup

  • Lakshya Sen [9] beat Max Weisskirchen [64] 21-16, 21-13
  • Kidambi Srikanth [11] beat Kai Schaefer [84] – 18-21, 21-9, 21-11
  • HS Prannoy [23] beat Matthias Kicklitz [463] 21-9, 21-9
  • Rankireddy- Shetty beat Jansen- Seidel 21-15, 10-21, 21-13
  • Arjun-Kapila beat Geiss- Voelker 25-23, 21-15

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UBER CUP 2022: 

Coming to the Uber Cup, PV Sindhu leads a depleted Indian team that misses the services of the experienced Saina Nehwal as well as the men’s doubles pair Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy, who withdrew from the tournament due to an injury to the latter. Gayatri Gopichand too misses out after nursing  hip injury.

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Thomas & Uber Cup 2022: Oozing in confidence, PV Sindhu says ‘Nobody is tough, everybody in beatable’

First Singles: PV Sindhu vs Michelle Li 

World No.7 PV Sindhu had to make a light work in the first women’s singles as she defeated  Michelle Li 21-17, 21-10 in straight sets in just 33 minutes. Sindhu dominated the game throughout as she raced to a 5-2 lead at the start of the first set. Though Li tried to make a comeback, Sindhu maintained her lead with the score at 11-9 by the mid set break. The Canadian managed to level the scores 16-16, but Sindhu won four straight points and then closed out the set 21-17.

In the second set, Sindhu never allowed the Canadian to settle as she raced to a 11-6 lead by the break. She coninued her good show as she won 21-10 to extended her unbeaten record against Li.

Second Singles: Aakarshi Kashyap beats Wen Yu Zhang 

In the second Singles, India’s Aakarshi Kashyap defeated 77th ranked Wen Yu Zhang 17-21, 21-18, 21-17. Kashyap started off the game on the backfoot trailing 5-6 in the first set. However, she caught up with her opponent as she led 11-10 by the first set break. After the break Zhang fought back as she lead 14-12 and went on to win the set 21-17.

In the second set, Zhang continued to dominate as she lead 11-7. When it looked like the Canadian was trying to win the game in straight sets. Kashyap fought back valiantly as she took a slender 14-13 lead. From then on, she challenged her opponent with an array of cross-court shots to win the set 21-18.

In the third set, Kashyap continued her momentum as she managed to take a slender two-point lead by the mid-set break. Despite a stiff challenge from the Canadian, Kashyap managed to hold on her lead and had five match points. She closed out the game with a 21-17 victory in the final set.

Third Singles: Ashmitha Chaliha vs Rachel Chan 

64th ranked Ashmitha Chaliha was completely dominated by Rachel Chan in the first set as she faced a 21-12 defeat. However, the 23-year old showed exceptional fightback as she started dominating from the second set. Despite a stiff challenge from

in the third singles. Chaliha reached the semifinals at Odisha Open this year and also made it to the quarterfinals at Indian Open. She is looking to get back to form and against 86th ranked Rachel Chan. Chan started the year by reaching the quarterfinals of Polish Open. She also made another quarterfinal appearance at Mexican International Challenge. However, she will face a big challenge from the Indian in the upcoming contest.

Doubles:

Meanwhile, India’s second doubles pair Treesa Jolly and Tanisha Crasto paired up together for the first time and they won in straight sets against  54th ranked Catherine Choi and Josephine Wu. The only loss for India on the day came with  It will be interesting to see how the pair perform together. In the doubles Canada will be the favourites.

Thomas Cup

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Korea Open: India’s Lakshya Sen loses in straight games in second round

First Singles: Lakshya Sen vs Max Weisskirchen 

World Championships bronze medallist Lakshya Sen started the proceeding with an easy 21-16 21-13 win over world no 64 Max Weisskirchen.

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Second Singles: Kidambi Srikanth vs Kai Schafer 

World no 11 Kidambi Srikanth then eked out a 18-21 21-9 21-11 win over Kai Schafer after a sluggish start to give India an unassailable 3-0 lead in the Group C tie.

Third Singles: HS Prannoy / Priyanshu Rajawat vs Matthias Kicklitz

HS Prannoy, ranked 23rd in the world, then hardly broke a sweat as he completed a 5-0 whitewash of Germany, with a 21-9 21-9 win over Matthias Kicklitz.

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Doubles: 

The doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty had to dig deep as they were stretched to a three gamer by Jones Ralfy Jansen and Marvin Seidel. But the Indians managed to prevail 21-15 10-21 21-13 in the match lasting close to an hour.

MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila handed Bjarne Geiss and Jan Colin Voelker a 25-23 21-15 defeat in the second men’s doubles tie as Indian continued its dominant display.

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Also Read: Thomas & Uber Cup LIVE: Draws, Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming; all you need to know about Thomas & Uber Cup

Where to watch Thomas & Uber Cup LIVE streaming? 

Reliance Viacom’s new sports channel Sports 18 will be the official broadcasters of Thomas & Uber Cup 2022. Fans in India can also watch the tournament LIVE on Voot Select. The LIVE streaming is also expected to be available on BWF’s official YouTube Channel, BWF TV.

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