BWF World Championships 2023: Kidambi Srikanth knocked out; Prannoy and Lakshya advance to 2nd round — Highlights
Catch the highlights of the BWF World Championships 2023 Day 1 matches of HS Prannoy, Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth.
Kidambi Srikanth was knocked out of BWF World Championships in the first round in Copenhagen, Denmark, as HS Prannoy and Lakshya Sen progressed to the men's singles second round on Monday.
Prannoy and Lakshya advanced to the Round of 32 with a contrasting straight-game win over Kalle Koljonen and Georges Julien Paul.
Srikanth lost to world no. 18 Kenta Nishimoto in straight games.
As it happened:
- 21 Aug 2023 5:31 PM GMT
Kenta Nishimoto completely outplayed Kidambi Srikanth and defeated him 21-14, 21-14.
That ends the first day for the Indian contingent.
- 21 Aug 2023 3:07 PM GMT
Prannoy will face Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo of Indonesia as Lakshya takes on Jeon Hyeok Jin of South Korea in their respective Round of 32 matches.
- 21 Aug 2023 1:16 PM GMT
Kidambi Srikanth will be in action against Japanese Kenta Nishimoto in their Round of 64 match.
Srikanth has a 6-3 head-to-head record against Nishimoto. In their last meeting at the Australian Open, Srikanth defeated the Japanese shuttler 21-18, 21-7.
- 21 Aug 2023 12:27 PM GMT
Dominant Lakshya Sen wins his Round of 64 match in straight games (21-12, 21-7) against Georges Julien Paul. The Indian shuttler needs just 25 minutes to wrap up the match.