India Open 2022 LIVE - Sindhu, Srikanth start with smooth wins — Blog, Updates, Scores, Results
A lot of ranking points will be up for grabs at the USD 400,000 Super 500 India Open which is being held in the looming shadows of a raging third wave of the pandemic.
Indian star shuttlers P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will eye to carry forward their momentum from last season and make winning starts to the new year when they begin their campaign at the India Open, which returns after being cancelled twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On the opening day, Sindhu will begin her campaign against compatriot Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli. In men's singles, Srikanth will begin his campaign against compatriot Siril Verma.
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- 11 Jan 2022 9:34 AM GMT
Kidambi Srikanth makes a few costly errors now and then but apart from that, he is looking really confident.
Srikanth leads Game 2 quite nicely at 13-5!
- 11 Jan 2022 9:25 AM GMT
All is well again as Kidambi Srikanth manages to take back control just in the nick of time to take the first game in 18 minutes, 21-17! Let's gooo!the
- 11 Jan 2022 9:16 AM GMT
No sweat broken for Kidambi Srikanth here as he takes a comfortable lead at 12-7 now.
- 11 Jan 2022 9:12 AM GMT
Kidambi Srikanth looks good on-court today and is moving well but Siril Verma is looking for corners too - the former World No. 1 leads 9-7 in the opening game!
- 11 Jan 2022 9:03 AM GMT
We hope you've settled in by now as we have the World Championship silver medallist Kidambi Srikanth who will be going up next against Siril Verma now!
This will be the first match for Srikanth after his big triumph at Huelva, Spain! Let's gooo!