Korea Open 2022, Day 3 LIVE: Lakshya loses, Sindhu, Srikanth, Satwik-Chirag enter quarters— Scores, Updates, Results, Blog
Indian shuttlers like PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Satwik-Chirag entered the quarterfinals while others bowed out at the Korea Open 2022.
Welcome to the live blog of The Bridge from the pre-quarterfinals day of the Korea Open 2022!
To begin the day, a major upset has already taken place with Lakshya Sen losing in straight sets, 22-20, 21-9 to Indonesian World No. 24 player Shesar Hiren Rhustavito quite surprisingly. The pair of Ashwini Ponnappa-Sumeeth Reddy also lost a three-set battle, 20-22, 21-18, 14-21.
On the other hand, youngster Malvika Bansod also couldn't stave off Thai sensation Pornpawee Chochuwong and lost, 21-8, 21-14.
In men's doubles, the pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila retired after playing for just 8 minutes against the Daddies from Indonesia - Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan.
PV Sindhu made a dominant show against Japan's Aya Ohori and stormed into the quarterfinals, 21-15, 21-10 while Kidambi Srikanth also won, 21-18, 21-6 against Israel's Misha Zilberman to enter the last eight.
Finally, in another men's doubles, the third-seeded pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty also made it to the quarters defeating the Singaporean pair of Hee Yong Kai Terry and Loh Kean Hean, 21-15, 21-19.
Follow all updates live:
- 7 April 2022 8:18 AM GMT
It's set to be an exciting day tomorrow!
- 7 April 2022 7:33 AM GMT
In a regular set of affairs, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and the doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are the only ones remaining in the fray from India.
Meanwhile, Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy had already received a bye and will be directly playing in the quarters tomorrow.
They will be contesting the quarters tomorrow and vying for the semi-finals at Suncheon.
Amazing show, guys!
- 7 April 2022 7:31 AM GMT
Fantastic show from Satwik-Chirag as they play a power-packed match and win, 21-15, 21-19 and enter the quarterfinals of the BWF Super 500 Korea Open 2022!
Amazing job, guys!
- 7 April 2022 7:20 AM GMT
Game 2 sees some more pressure being given by the Singaporean duo but Satwik-Chirag still have the lead and are attacking away. The Indians lead 11-9.
- 7 April 2022 7:09 AM GMT
Satwik-Chirag take 15 minutes to wrap up business in the opening game as they win it 21-15. Good show, guys! Let's keep this momentum going!
- 7 April 2022 6:59 AM GMT
Here's some trivia: Loh Kean Hean from Singapore, one part of the doubles pair, happens to be World Champion Loh Kean Yew's brother!
Satwik-Chirag had clashed against this same duo at the India Open as well. Eventually, the Indian pair won and later even bagged the Super 500 crown,defeating the Daddies in a thrilling final.