Welcome to The Bridge's LIVE blog of India's clash against Spain in the Uber Cup.
The Indian challenge against Spain will be led by the veteran Saina Nehwal, who will also kick start the proceedings for India in this edition of the Uber Cup. With no Carolina Marin in the Spanish squad, India will be eyeing to pocket this tie and kick off their campaign in style.
- 10 Oct 2021 10:22 AM GMT
That is all we have from the India v/s Spain clash at the 2020 Uber Cup. A decent start to the campaign for India, but they surely would have expected a lot better from their veterans - Nehwal, Ponnappa and Reddy.
While Saina Nehwal retired after losing the first game, Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy fell to a loss against a much lower-ranked pair of Azurmendi and Corrales.
But, thankfully for India, the young guns stepped up. While Malvika Bansod and Aditi Bhatt won their singles game in straight sets, the doubles pair of Tanisha Crasto and Rutaparna Panda replicated the same to help India to a 3-2 win.
The main takeaway from this tie though has to be the win for Crasto-Panda and the loss for Ponnappa-Reddy. Should the young blood be the new premier doubles pair for India? Think about it, as I sign off.
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