Kidambi Srikanth-PV Sindhu: With the defeat of Kidambi Srikanth, his hopes of achieving knockout rounds in the BWF World Tour Finals were almost dashed.
BWF World Tour Finals: Kidambi Srikanth, India’s best male badminton player, has struggled to make the knockout stages of the BWF World Tour Finals. On the other hand, two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu Sunayasa advanced to the semifinals with a victory. On Thursday, Srikanth lost to consecutive games at the hands of Thailand’s Kunlawit Vitidasarn, almost shattering his hopes of reaching the knockout stage. World No. 14 Srikanth reached the knockout stage in 2014. He defeated three-time junior world champion Whittsern 21-18, 21-7.
In the women’s singles match, Peevy Sindhu faced Wayon Lee of Germany. Indus won the match 21-10 in straight games. Won 21-13. Earlier in the women’s doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy lost for the second time in a row. Gabriela Stova of Bulgaria lost to Stephanie Stova. Chloe Birch of England will face Lauren Smith in the final match of Group B.
Third defeat to Srikanth ..
This is Srikanth’s third defeat at the hands of Veetidasarna. He also lost the Sudhirman Cup in September and the Asian Team Championship last year. Second-seeded Li Jia of Malaysia topped Group-B, while Srikanth and Vithysern were second with one point. Srikanth will face Zia, while Vitidsorn will face Toma Jr. Popov of France. The winner will finish in the top two and advance to the knockout stage. If two wins, the wins count.
Srikanth match ..
World No. 23 Vithidhasarn Srikanth was under pressure from the start. He led 5-2, leading 11-6 until the break. Srikanth made the difference 13-15. However, the Thai player again took a 19-14 lead and won the first game. In the second game, Srikanth made some very common mistakes without being able to face him. The game had to be stopped due to lack of proper lighting. The Thai player easily wins the game when the game is restarted.
On Wednesday, Lakshya Sen reached the semi-finals after his opponent Kento Momota left the court with a back injury. Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke has also ruled out a match against Victor Axelsen due to a knee injury. If Momota withdraws from the game, Lakshya Sen and U Axel will qualify.
Chirag, Rankireddy out ..
Another bad news for India is that Satvik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have dropped out of the tournament. The couple withdrew from the men’s doubles section of the BWF World Tour Finals due to satvik knee pain. Satvik, ranked 11th in the world, became the first Indian men’s pair to qualify for the prestigious tournament at the end of the Chirag season. The two reached the semi-finals of the Indonesian Open Super 1000 tournament. In the first Group A match played here, Kim Astrup of Denmark lost 21-16, 21-5 to Anders Scorp. Marcus Fernald Gaidon of Indonesia gets a walkover over Kevin Sanjay S.
Chirag said .. ” Satvik has been suffering from knee pain for some time. We have no time to rest. He had to play despite the pain. We decided to rest until the World Championship. His movements were greatly affected by the injury. That is why we have decided to rest for a few days as the World Championship is of utmost importance. ‘
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