June 9, 2024


Day With badminton

PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen to lead Indian challenge

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India’s most up-to-date badminton sensation Lakshya Sen and double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu will lead the Indian campaign at the Korea Open Tremendous 500 tournament commencing on Tuesday. With again-to-back finals at German Open up and All England Championships, Sen is is in the variety of his life and will appear to be third time blessed as he opens his campaign from environment amount 25 Lu Guang Zu of China.

It will not, however, be an straightforward outing for Sen as the men’s singles draw offers of some tough competition this kind of as the Indonesian duo of Anthony Ginting (top seed) and Jonatan Christie (3rd seed), environment winner and fourth seed Loh Kean Yew, next seeded Malaysian Lee Zii Jia and the formidable Thai Kunlavut Vitidsarn, seeded eighth. Sen, the entire world championships bronze medallist, experienced scooped his maiden Super 500 crown at the India Open in January in advance of building two final appearances and he will be keen to elevate the second title of the time.

Sindhu, on the other hand, claimed two Super 300 titles this season at Syed Modi International and Swiss Open and the third seeded Indian will glance to continue her fine run when she begins towards USA’s Lauren Lam. Aya Ohori is very likely to be her up coming opponent, though two wins will set her experience-to- facial area with either still left-handed Supanida Katethong or Busanan Ongbamrungphan — both from Thailand. London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has appeared a pale shadow of her normal self in the past 1 year and a 50 % and the Indian will be hoping to put up a superior display when she begins towards Japan’s Asuka Takahashi.

Amid all the Indian shuttlers, if there is 1 who has shown huge grit in the deal with of adversity is H S Prannoy, who battled from many wellbeing concerns to make his initially last in three many years at Swiss Open. Even though it finished with a narrow defeat, Prannoy, a previous major 10 player, will be keen to unleash his ‘beast’ method on the court docket once once more when he opens versus Cheam June Wei of Malaysia. Entire world Championships silver medallist Kidambi Srikanth, seeded fifth, also has been participating in nicely but he has struggled to finish near matches and that element would be high on his thoughts when he commences his marketing campaign, in opposition to Malaysia’s Liew Daren.

Kiran George way too has been creating smaller strides and the Odisha Open Super 100 trophy stays his most effective general performance and he would search to go deep in the attract when he opens from Korea’s Lee Dong Keun. In women’s singles, Syed Modi finalist Malvika Bansod will encounter Han Yue, while Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli will have an uphill task in opposition to 2nd seed Korean An Seyoung in the 1st spherical.

In doubles, the men’s pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, seeded 3rd, will be the best Indians to glance out for as the duo claimed the India Open up in January. Quick mounting MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila, mixed pairing of B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa, and N Sikki Reddy and Ashwini way too will be in the fray.

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