Badminton World Tour Finals 2021 LIVE, Day 1- Satwik-Chirag loses, Lakshya Sen handed win - Scores, Updates, Results, Live blog
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Welcome to the Day 1 live blog of The Bridge from the BWF HSBC Badminton World Tour Finals 2021!
Indian badminton is on a good roll and the Badminton World Tour Finals 2021 has seen India qualifying its largest-ever contingent with 7 shuttlers making the cut for the season-ending tournament. It's an exciting day of badminton ahead with PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Lakshya Sen, and the women's doubles duo of Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy and the dynamic men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty all scheduled to open their campaign today in the group stage matches.
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- 1 Dec 2021 12:50 PM GMT
Lakshya Sen and Kento Momota also headed out to play their opening round match of the World Tour Finals but such a quick turn of events, albeit in Sen's favour.
After just 1 minute of play, Kento Momota calls to retire from the match and exits - only 2 points were played. This wasn't expected at all.
- 1 Dec 2021 12:46 PM GMT
Come back stronger, Satwik-Chirag. This just wasn't your day. Stunning dominance from the Danes, especially in the second game as they win, 21-16, 21-5 in 40 minutes.
- 1 Dec 2021 12:43 PM GMT
The Danes are attacking Satwik more here, who seems to be struggling with his movement. A clash of racquets also takes place while trying to return to the Danes - this just isn't the day of Satwik-Chirag who lag behind at 18-3
- 1 Dec 2021 12:38 PM GMT
Chirag's return finds the net and his smashes are also being returned by the Danes who have a sweeping lead at 10-2.
The match is starting to look very undecided. Satwik also needs to step up here with better returns!