Singapore Open Super 500: PV Sindhu, Srikanth Kidambi, HS Prannoy lead India’s title cost
After a collection of tournaments with powerful opening-round attracts, PV Sindhu will get an opportunity to make a deeper run this time as, on paper, a transparent run until semifinals awaits the previous world champion on the Singapore Open Super 500 occasion that began on Tuesday.
But, ought to she get that far, Sindhu probably has to search out a solution to the Tai Tzu Ying puzzle as the previous world No 1 awaits within the semi-finals.
In males’s singles, in-form HS Prannoy will look to finish his title wait whereas Srikanth Kidambi returns to motion after a break.
Sindhu and Srikanth are the one seeded entries from India on the occasion with Lakshya Sen, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty not taking part.
With Commonwealth Games across the nook, Sindhu and Srikanth would hope to heat up with good performances.
Sindhu has received a few Super 300 titles this yr, however is but to win Super 500 or past.
On day one of many match, Mithun Manjunath reached the boys’s singles important draw from qualification whereas Dhruv Kapila-MR Arjun reached doubles spherical of 16. Chirag Sen, Kiran George missed out on qualifying for the principle draw.
Dhruv Kapila and M.R. Arjun defeat Germany’s Jones Ralfy Jansen and Jan Colin Voelker 21-19, 21-9 in 34 minutes to enter spherical of 16. They will face Goh/Izzuddin from Malaysia on Thursday.
The Indian males’s doubles staff of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud went down preventing in opposition to Singapore’s Terry Hee Yong Kai and Kean Hean Loh within the spherical of 32. The Singaporean pair received 21-15 19-21 21-17 in 50 minutes
Here’s a have a look at the fixtures for Wednesday when the match will get going with extra first-round matches:
Third seed Sindhu will begin off in opposition to world No 36 Lianne Tan of Belgium, is the one seeded participant in her quarter. Sindhu’s potential quarterfinal is in opposition to Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand, in opposition to whom she boasts of a 17-1 head-to-head.
If Tai and Sindhu attain the semifinals, Sindhu might want to discover a solution to finish a run of seven straight defeats with the face to face in favour of the Taipei shuttler 16-5.
A few all-Indian ties await within the opening spherical as properly.
Saina Nehwal will start her marketing campaign in opposition to compatriot Malvika Bansod. In males’s singles, Mithun will tackle seventh seed Srikanth Kidambi.
Ashmita Chaliha additionally options in the principle draw of ladies’s singles after incomes a promotion from qualification.
After an early exit at Indonesia Open, Srikanth will hope to spearhead an excellent Indian run in males’s singles within the absence of Viktor Axelsen, Kento Momota, Anders Antonsen, Lee Zii Jia to call just a few. Srikanth is the one seeded participant in his quarter of the draw.
Srikanth might play the semifinal in opposition to third seeded Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei, who’s coming off a runners-up end within the Indonesia Masters, or in-form Prannoy. With two semifinal finishes up to now month – Malaysia Masters and Indonesia Open – Prannoy must overcome efficient prime seed Chou Tien Chen within the quarterfinals ought to they each get that far.
Prannoy opens his marketing campaign in opposition to Thailand’s Sitthikom Thammasin within the first spherical. He had defeated Chou in a shocking efficiency not too long ago on the Malaysian Open. Prannoy may also must cope with fifth seed Jonatan Christie within the 2nd spherical probably. The Indonesian takes on Parupalli Kashyap within the opening spherical.
Sameer Verma can also be in motion however he faces a tricky process within the opening spherical in opposition to Li Shi Feng from China, the 2018 Youth Olympics gold medallist who has been in good type.
Notable withdrawals (high-ranked gamers / Indians):
Men’s singles: Viktor Axelsen, B Sai Praneeth, Rasmus Gemke, Kunlavut Vitidsarn, Anders Antonsen
Women’s singles: Chen Yufei, Michelle Li
Men’s doubles: Gideon/Sukamuljo, Rambitan/Pramudya
Women’s doubles: Chen/Jia
Mixed doubles: Tan/Lai, Juhi/Venkat, Zheng/Huang