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Japan Open: Sai Praneeth advances to 2d spherical


Japan Open: Sai Praneeth advances to 2d spherical


TOKYO: Indian shuttler Sai Praneeth stormed into the second round of the Japan Open after beating Kento Nishimoto in immediate games within the guys’ singles occasion. The unseeded Praneeth recorded an at ease 21-17, 21-thirteen win over the Japanese shuttler in only forty-two minutes on the BWF World Tour Super 750 event. He will face the Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan inside the second spherical. On the mixed double, Satwiksairak Rankreddy and Ashwini Ponnappa commenced their marketing campaign on a winning note. The duo beat the German combine of Marvin Seidel and Linda Efler in straight games 21-14 31-19.

However, it was a terrible day within the workplace for the guys’ doubles pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth B Reddy, who crashed out with a 12-21, 16-21 loss to Malaysia’s Goh Sze Fei and Nur Izzuddin. On Wednesday, pinnacle Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will begin their campaign inside the women’s and guys’ singles, respectively. Sindhu, seeded fifth, will face China’s Yue Han, while Srikanth will take on compatriot H S Prannoy.

Sai Praneeth

On Wednesday, PV Sindhu will look for redemption at the Japan Open BWF Super-750 Tournament in Tokyo. The Indian had lost the Indonesia Open final to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi on Sunday and could be keen to avenge that defeat if the draw holds desirable and clash inside Tokyo’s quarterfinals on Friday. Before that, Sindhu has to get past Chinese children Han Yue and possibly Xiao Xin Chen within the first rounds. “Overall, it was a perfect event for me in Indonesia. I hope to take this self-assurance and do nicely in Japan,” Sindhu said.

Meanwhile, Saina Nehwal pulled out of the match in the final minute. The 29-year-old has been nursing numerous injuries and is focusing more on stepping into form for the World Championships in subsequent months. Sai Praneeth will start the Indian marketing campaign against Kenta Nishimoto of Japan on Tuesday. The shuttlers have met twice earlier than with honors even.

India’s pinnacle guy’s singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth opens towards HS Prannoy on Wednesday. Though Srikanth enjoys a 4-1 win-loss report, the latter turned into splendid contact in opposition to 2nd seed Shi Yu Qi of China’s remaining week. Prannoy, who has bogged down because of accidents, stated: “Really proud of me playing at this degree. Next is Japan, and I hope to do well there.

Five Indian doubles teams have qualified for this match. In guys’ doubles, Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy face Sze Fei Goh and Nur Izzudin of Malaysia at the same time as Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, and Chirag Shetty plays Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of England.

The girls’ doubles duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy begin in opposition to South Korea’s So Yeong Kim and Hee Yong Kong. Ashwini and Satwik play Germans Marvin Seidel and Linda Efler in mixed doubles, even as Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki face top seeds Si Wei Zheng and Ya Qiong Huang of China.

Indian juniors tumbled out of the Asia Junior Championships in Suzhou, China, on Monday. They misplaced 0-3 to Indonesia in the quarterfinals of the blended group occasion. Maenam Meiraba and Malvika Bansod lost their singles ties earlier than the blended doubles group of Tanisha Crasto. Sathish Kumar Karunakaran lost to Leo Rolly Carnando and Indah Cahya Sari Jamil. Meira lowas st to Bobby Setiabudi 17-21, 21-15, 11-21, and Malvika was defeated by Putri Kusuma Wardini 22-20, 21-7.

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