Indonesia Open LIVE – Sindhu, Srikanth fight for Quarterfinal Spots: India’s top badminton players PV Sindhu sealed her birth in the quarter-finals with a stunning straight-sets win over Germany’s Yvonne Li on Thursday. Aiming to win her first title in two yeas, the Tokyo Olympics medallist has made it to the Quarters and will hope to make her run count in Indonesia.
Kidambi Srikanth, Sai Praneeth & double pair of Satwik & Chirag Shetty will battle out for Quarterfinal spots in Indonesia Open on Thursday. Sai Praneeth will face off Christo Popov of France while the biggest challenge for the day will unfold for Kidambi Srikanth as he is scheduled to take on World No.2 & Olympic champion Victor Axelsen of Denmark Follow Indonesia Open live updates on InsideSport.IN
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Last 16 Match-ups for Thursday – India matches likely to start after 11
- Sai Praneeth (IND) vs Christo Popov (PFR)
- PV Sindhu (IND) vs Yvonne LI (GER)
- Kidambi Srikanth (IND) vs Viktor Axelsen (DEN)
Satwik & Chirag (IND) vs Kang Minhyuk & Seo (Korea)
Game 1: Satwik & Chirag clinches opening set in style against Koren opponents 21-15.
Indonesia Open LIVE: Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu in action- Follow LIVE updates
PV Sindhu vs Yvonne Li (Germany)
- Game 2: Yvonne Li puts up a fight but PV Sindhu holds her nerve and clinches a 21-18 win to seal a quarter-final spot.
- Game 1: PV Sindhu shows great form, clinches first game 21-12 in a dominant display.
- Two-time Olympic medallist and star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu entered the pre-quarterfinals by defeating Japan’s Aya Ohori 17-21, 21-17, 21-17 in the match that lasted for 70 minutes.
- The reigning world champion, seeded third here, hardly broke a sweat to win the second-round clash 21-12, 21-18 against the world No. 26 in 37 minutes at the USD 850,000 event.
- Up against Li for the first time, world No. 7 Sindhu looked completely in control from the beginning.
- Such was her dominance that the two-time Olympic medallist took the first game with ease, winning seven consecutive points at one stage.
- Li made a good recovery in the second game and it was more evenly contested. But Sindhu persisted and did not let the German gain an advantage over her.
- Sindhu will take on the winner of the second-round clash between Spaniard Beatriz Corrales and South Korea’s Sim Yujin in the quarterfinals.
Kick-off: 11.20 AM IST
Indonesia Open LIVE: Sai Praneeth vs Christo Popov (France)
Sai Praneeth progressed ahead in the Indonesia Open after defeating France’s Toma Junior Popov 21-19, 21-18.
- 16th ranked Praneeth will face 70th ranked Popov. The two players have managed only a couple of victories in last 5 games.
- Praneeth is the first male shuttler from India to win bronze in BWF World Championships in 2019 after Prakash Padukone.
Kick-off: 2.50 PM IST
Kidambi Srikanth vs Victor Axelsen (Denmark)
India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Wednesday progressed to the next round of the ongoing Indonesia Open. In an all Indian affair, Srikanth defeated HS Prannoy 21-15, 19-21, 21- 12in a match that lasted for 56 minutes.
- Srikanth will face Axelsen for record 10th time in their career.
- Axelsen leads Srikanth 7-2 in Head-to-Head encounters. The duo had last met each other in Thomas Cup.
- He can take inspiration from HS Prannoy who only last week defeated the Olympic champion Dane. Prannoy had outplayed Axelsen in straight sets at Indonesia Masters.
Kick-off: 3.30 PM
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