Thomas & Uber Cup: Wonderful performance by India men’s team thrash Netherlands 5-0, women’s beat Spain 3-2

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Thomas & Uber Cup: Wonderful performance by India men’s team thrash Netherlands 5-0, women’s beat Spain 3-2: In the worst possible start, India’s women’s singles star Saina Nehwal retired against Spain’s Clara Azurmendi, handing a 1-0 lead to Spain. After leading 19-16 in the first game, a groin injury led to a 20-22 defeat for her before she retired from the match. However, Malvika Bansod beat Beatriz Corrales 21-13, 21-15 to equalize for India. Meanwhile, Tanisha Crasto, Rutuparna Panda pulled off an upset, beat Paula Lopez, Lorena Ulse 21-10, 21-8 to help India to a 2-1 lead. Follow all Thomas & Uber Cup LIVE Updates on InsideSport.in

To start off the men’s event, Srikanth Kadambi defeated Joran Kweekel 21-12, 21-14. Sai Praneeth also defeated Robin Mesman 21-4, 21-12 in a game that he thoroughly dominated to win the 2nd men’s singles event. Sameer Verman made sure that India’s results in men’s singles remained intact as he defeated Gijs Duijs 21-6, 21-11.

In the men’s doubles, the pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated Ruben Jille and Ties Van Der Lecq 21-19, 21-12. After that, M.R. Arjun and Dhruv Kapila beat Andy Buijk and Brian Wassink 21-12, 21-13.

Thomas & Uber Cup: Wonderful performance by India men’s team thrash Netherlands 5-0, women’s beat Spain 3-2

In the opening clash of the tie, India’s lead women’s singles player at the Uber Cup, Saina Nehwal was forced to retire from her opening match against Spain’s Clara Azurmendi when she felt a sudden pain in her groin. Before retiring from the match, the Indian narrowly lost the opening game 20-22 to the world no 58 Azurmendi. With that, Saina was then unable to continue the second game.

Thomas & Uber Cup: Wonderful performance by India men’s team thrash Netherlands 5-0, women’s beat Spain 3-2

Thomas and Uber Cup- India vs Spain: For the second match of the tie, Malvika Bansod propelled India towards a fightback as the 20-year-old got the better of world No 71 Beatriz Corrales in straight games. The left-handed Indian shuttler overwhelmed Spaniard by 21-13, 21-15.

In the third match, doubles pair Tanisha Crasto and Rutaparna Panda edged India ahead when they defeated Paula Lopez and Lorena Usle 21-10, 21-8.

Thomas & Uber Cup- India vs Spain: The fourth match saw Aditi Bhatt giving India the decisive lead in the tie. She defeated fellow 18-year-old Ania Setien in straight games by 21-16, 21-14.

In the second doubles match of the tie, Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy lost to Clara Azurmendi and Beatriz Corrales by 18-21, 21-14, 17-21.

India’s Uber Cup team is now scheduled to play Scotland on October 12 followed by Thailand on October 13.

India vs Spain results: 

India Spain Singles/ Doubles Results
Saina Nehwal Clara Azurmendi (W) Singles 20-22 (Ret)
Malvika Bansod (W) Beatriz Corrales Singles 21-13, 21-15
Tanisha Crastro/Rutuparna Panda (W) Paula Lopez/Lorena Ulse Doubles 21-10, 21-8
Aditi Bhatt (W) Ania Setien Singles 21-16, 21-14
Ashwini Ponnappa/ Sikki Reddy Clara Azurmendi/ Beatriz Corrales (W) Doubles 18-21, 21-14, 17-21

 

The men’s team will face the Netherlands in the Thomas Cup today.

Thomas & Uber Cup: Wonderful performance by India men’s team thrash Netherlands 5-0, women’s beat Spain 3-2

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India vs Spain Live:

@15:55 PM: Ashwini Ponappa and S Reddy have lost to Spanish Pair of Clara & Beatriz but India still manages a lead of 3-2 on Day 1.

@14:50 PM: India’s Malvika Bansod has defeated Ania Setien to help India stretch their lead to 3-1.

@14:45 PM: Saina Nehwal retires with injury against Spain

In the opening clash of the tie between Spain and India, India’s lead women’s singles player at the Uber Cup, Saina Nehwal was forced to retire from her opening match against Clara Azurmendi when she felt a sudden pain in her groin here at the Ceres Arena in Aarhus on Sunday.

Before retiring from the match, the Indian narrowly lost the opening game 20-22 to the world no 58 Azurmendi. With that, Saina was then unable to continue the second game.

“There was a certain catch in my groin. I was surprised at how it happened,” Saina said as per Olympics.com. “I was trying to get back my rhythm and I couldn’t get it and I had to give it up because it was hurting when I was taking long lunges.”

Asked what this means for the rest of the tournament, the 31-year-old replied, “I think let us see the next three, four days, how it is. There are two more matches, so I just want to see how it goes. I don’t want to take any sudden decision at the moment because my body feels good but this groin issue has to go.”

@14:14 PM: Tanisha Crastro, Rutuparna Panda pull off another upset, beat Paula Lopez, Lorena Ulse 21-10, 21-8 to help India to a 2-1 lead.

@13:20 PM: Malvika Bansod beats Beatriz Corrales 21-13, 21-15 to equalise for India.


@12:45 PM: Saina Nehwal retires, Spain lead 1-0.

Where to watch the Thomas and Uber Cup 2021 live in India? The World’s biggest badminton team event will be telecasted live on the Star Sports 3 channel in India. LIVE streaming will be available on the Disney+Hotstar website and app.

Thomas & Uber Cup LIVE: Challenge for India starts today, Men’s team to take on Netherlands, Women to face Spain: Follow LIVE Updates

Thomas Cup LIVE – India vs Netherlands LIVE: India are placed in Group C with defending champion China, the Netherlands and Tahiti. Mark Caljouw led the Netherlands can give India some fight with experienced doubles teams. But overall India will start as a favorite and victory in the best of 5 tie can assure India entry into Quarterfinals.
Thomas Cup

October 10 – India vs Netherlands – 10:30 PM IST onwards

October 12 – India vs Tahiti – 10:30 PM IST onwards

October 14 – India vs China – 12:00 PM IST onwards

Thomas Cup Indian Team: B Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth, Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Kiran George, Sameer Verma, Dhruv Kapila, M.R. Arjun, Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan.

Uber Cup LIVE: The Uber Cup also has 16 teams competing with India drawn alongside Scotland, Spain and Thailand in Group B. India’s first match vs Spain will be played at 12 PM IST. The biggest name of Spain badminton Carolina Marin is not in the squad and that should make the tie easy for the Indian women team led by dependable Saina Nehwal.

Thomas & Uber Cup LIVE: Challenge for India starts today, Men’s team to take on Netherlands, Women to face Spain: Follow LIVE Updates
Thomas & Uber Cup

Uber Cup Schedule

October 10 – India vs Spain – 12:00 PM IST onwards

October 12 – India vs Scotland – 12:00 PM IST onwards

October 13 – India vs Thailand – 12:00 PM IST onwards

Uber Cup Indian Team: Saina Nehwal, Malvika Bansod, Aditi Bhatt, Tanisha Crasto, Treesa Jolly, Tasnim Mir, Rutuparna Panda, Ashwini Ponnappa, N. Sikki Reddy, Gayatri Gopichand.

Indian badminton squad for Thomas and Uber Cup 2021

Format of the Event: Each tie at the Thomas and Uber Cup comprises three singles and two doubles matches. The first team to win three of the five matches clinches the tie.

The top two countries from each group qualify for the knockout stage. The Thomas and Uber Cup 2021 ends on October 17.

Where to watch the Thomas and Uber Cup 2021 live in India?

The World’s biggest badminton team event will be telecasted will be telecasted live on the Star Sports 3 channel in India. LIVE streaming will be available on the Disney+Hotstar website and app. Follow all LIVE Updates on InsideSport.in