Swiss Commence: PV Sindhu By diagram of To Spherical Of 16 After Beating Yigit Neslihan 21-16, 21-19

Swiss Open: PV Sindhu Through To Round Of 16 After Beating Yigit Neslihan 21-16, 21-19

PV Sindhu beat Yigit Neslihan of Turkey 21-16 21-19 within the first spherical of Swiss Commence.© AFP

High Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth entered the Spherical of 16 at the Swiss Commence Orderly 300 tournament after their respective wins within the females’s and men’s singles competitions on Wednesday. While world champion Sindhu beat Yigit Neslihan of Turkey 21-16 21-19 in her first spherical match that lasted 42 minutes, Srikanth staved off a keen discipline from compatriot Sameer Verma to effect a successful start to his campaign. The 2nd seeded Sindhu will subsequent face Iris Wang of USA in her Spherical of 16 match on Thursday.

Srikanth, who had claimed the title in 2015, took diminutive over an hour to peep off 2018 winner Sameer 18-21 21-18 21-11 in a laborious-fought men’s singles opening spherical match.

The fourth seeded Srikanth, an Olympic hopeful, shall be up against France’s Thomas Rouxel within the Spherical of 16. Rouxel beat Canada’s Xiaodong Sheng 21-18 21-14 in one other first spherical match.

Sourabh Verma also won his first spherical match against Switzerland’s Christian Kirchmayr 21-19 21-18.

He faces eight seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand within the Spherical of 16. Ajay Jayaram also won his first spherical match against Sitthikom Thammasin of Thailand 21-12 21-13 to enter the spherical of 16 where he’ll face third seed Rasmus Gemke of Denmark.

On the synthetic hand, H S Prannoy made an early exit after shedding to France’s Mark Calijouw 19-21 21-9 17-21 in a men’s singles first spherical match.

Closing evening, Indian mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa notched up an upset 21-18 21-10 engage over the arena no 8 and 2nd-seeded Indonesian pair of Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja within the outlet spherical.

Satwik and Ashwini, who reached the semifinals of the Toyota Thailand Commence Orderly 1000 match in January, had earlier defeated the Indonesian aggregate at the Yonex Thailand Commence in a thrilling three-sport match in January.

The realm number 19 duo, who were practising below contemporary international coach Mathias Boe for the final one month, will face one other Indonesian pair — Rinov Rivaldy and Pitha Haningtyas Mentari — subsequent.

The 2nd seeded Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also won their first spherical men’s doubles match against Christopher Grimley and Matthew Grimley of Scotland 21-18 19-21 21-16.


One other Indian shuttler, Pranaav Jerry Chopra, who become once returning to action after a COVID-19 pandemic ruin, did not have a correct outing as he along with his mixed doubles companion N Sikki Reddy lost 18-21 15-21 to the third-seeded English pair of Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith in 39 minutes.

Swiss Commence is the first match of the prolonged Olympic qualification length which is in a plot to spoil on June 15.

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