Korea Open 2022 Quarterfinals: Srikanth, Sindhu into semis, doubles pairs crash out — Scores, Updates, Results, Blog
Indian shuttlers will feature in four quarterfinal clashes at the Korea Open 2022 - with Sindhu and Srikanth in singles and Satwik-Chirag and Ashwini-Sikki in doubles. Follow LIVE.
Welcome to the live blog of The Bridge from the quarter-finals of the Korea Open 2022!
Indian shuttlers are set to feature in two singles and two doubles clashes as they vie for semi-finals spots at Suncheon at the BWF Super 500 tournament. In singles, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will be in action as they take on Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan and Korea's Son Wanho, respectively.
In the doubles, the pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty will be clashing against locals Kang Minhyuk/Seo Seungjae while Ashwini Ponnappa/N Sikki Reddy will open their campaign in the quarters against Eom Hye Won/Bo Ryeong Kim for a place in the semi-finals.
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- 8 April 2022 12:02 PM GMT
India's campaign at the doubles come to an end with this as both Satwik-Chirag and now, Ashwini-Sikki have lost their quarterfinal encounters in a close affair.
However, in the singles, India's hope still remains fresh with PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth staying in cruise control and booking their semi-final slots.
Sindhu will be playing second-seeded Korean sensation An Seyoung next while Srikanth will have to take on Indonesian veteran Jonatan Christie in the semifinals tomorrow.
- 8 April 2022 11:59 AM GMT
Fourth-seeded pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy give it their all but the Koreans prove to be too relentless here and despite good efforts from the Indian duo, especially in the rallies, they were unable to win today.
The Koreans progress to the semifinals, 21-19, 21-17. Very closely fought encounter indeed!
- 8 April 2022 11:55 AM GMT
And just then, Ashwini-Sikki switch up the momentum as the Koreans show a sign of nerves.
Ashwini-Sikki take five points on the trot here.
- 8 April 2022 11:53 AM GMT
The Korean pair seem to be racing ahead with their well-placed shots as the errors pile on the Indian pair's front.
The Koreans lead at 19-11 in Game 2.
- 8 April 2022 11:46 AM GMT
The Koreans are the ones to still comfortably lead the charge as the Indians are on the backfoot and left defending for most of the match.
Quite some making up to do here as the Koreans lead 11-7, like in Game 1.
- 8 April 2022 11:41 AM GMT
The Koreans are moving very well in rhythm here but the Indian pair attempts to give pressure and gets back on serve.
Koreans still lead at 5-8.