Indonesia Open 2022, Day 1 HIGHLIGHTS: Sindhu, Praneeth knocked out, Sameer wins — Scores, Results, Updates, Blog
Indian shuttlers had a disappointing start at the Indonesia Open 2022 with Pv Sindhu, Sai Praneeth crashing out in the first round. Only Ashwini-Sikki and Sameer Verma have progressed.
India had a disappointing start in the tournament with ace shuttler PV Sindhu crashing out in her opening game against He Bing Jiao of China. Sindhu lost by 14-21, 18-21. Meanwhile, B Sai Praneeth also exits the tournament losing to Hans Vittinghus in his first match by straight games of 16-21, 19-21.
The mixed doubles duo of Ishaan-Tanisha also lost to Chang Tak Ching/NG Wing Yung, 21-14, 21-11. In men's doubles, Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy also lost to third-seeds Takuro Hoki and Teo Ee Yi in straight games, 21-8, 21-11.
The only silver lining of the day has come from some solid performances from veterans Ashwini Ponnappa/N Sikki Reddy and Sameer Verma. Ashwini-Sikki easily defeated the pair of Srivedya Gurazada and Ishika Jaiswal, 21-15, 21-8 while Sameer Verma also had a no-nonsense outing against Frenchman Thomas Rouxel, winning 21-19, 21-15.
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- 14 Jun 2022 1:39 PM GMT
Sameer Verma shows class today as he gets the better of Thomas Rouxel in straight games, 21-15, 21-19 in a 45-minute affair!
Sameer has been struggling with injuries for a bit and therefore this comeback is a sight for the sore eyes! Verma progresses to Round 2 of the Indonesia Open 2022!
- 14 Jun 2022 11:17 AM GMT
Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy have barely any trouble taming their opponents and win the match in just 27 minutes, 21-15, 21-8!
This is the first win of the day for India at the Indonesia Open 2022!
- 14 Jun 2022 11:05 AM GMT
Veteran women's doubles duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy are back on court as they take on the Indo-American pair of Srivedya Gurazada and Ishika Jaiswal in the first-round.
So far, Ashwini and Sikki Reddy have pocketed the first game in a rather confident fashion and we are into the second game!
- 14 Jun 2022 3:29 AM GMT
Indian mixed doubles pair of Ishan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto also got knocked out after losing 14-21, 11-21 against Hong Kong's Ching Tak Chang and Ng Wing Yung.was
- 14 Jun 2022 3:07 AM GMT
Indian mixed doubles pair of Ishan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto have lost their opening game against Hong Kong's Ching Tak Chang and Ng Wing Yung by 14-21.