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 8:29 AM GMT
Rohan Kapoor and N. Sikki Reddy bowed out of the BWF World Championships 2023. The mixed doubles pair lost 14-21, 22-20, 18-21 in 59 minutes against Scotland's Adam Hall and Julie Macpherson.
The Indian pair levelled the match in the second game after losing the first. But their fight went in vain as the Scotish pair held their nerves to get the better of the Indians in the third game.
- 21 Aug 2023 6:21 AM GMT
The closest an Indian shuttler came to winning a World Championships gold in men's singles is Kidambi Srikanth, who had to settle for silver after losing the final to Loh Kean Yew in 2021.
Can Prannoy and Lakshya, being the two in-form players, end the title drought in Denmark?
Prannoy, seeded ninth in the event, will be India's best bet for the men's singles gold along with Lakshya, the 11th seed.