Singapore Open | Srikanth wins, Sindhu and Prannoy out of Singapore Open

SINGAPORE: Kidambi Srikanth made it to the second round but two-time Olympic medalists PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy crashed out in the first round of the Singapore Open Super 750 tournament here on Tuesday. In a contrasting fashion, they were eliminated from the competition. World Championships 2021 silver medalist Srikanth defeated Thailand’s Kentaphon Vengcharon in straight games 21-15 21-19 in the men’s singles first round. ALSO READ Former world number one Srikanth will next take on the winner of the match between Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto and Chinese Taipei’s Chiao Hao Li. Defending champion Sindhu, despite putting up a tough fight against world number one Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, went down in three games 21-18 19-21 17-21 in a match that lasted just over an hour. She also lost in the first round of Thailand Open last week. Prannoy, who entered the tournament after winning his maiden BWF title at the Malaysia Masters, had no answer to the challenge of young Kodai Neroka. The Japanese third seed won the match 21-15 21-19 in 56 minutes. Men’s doubles pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila, however, managed to get past the pair of Lucas Karvy and Ronan Labar 21-16 21-15 in their first round encounter.(Agency)

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