PV Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap were knocked out of the China Open in the second round.
PV Sindhu crashes out of the China Open after she lost to Thailand’s Shuttler Pornpawee Chochuwong in the second round on Thursday. After Sindhu’s loss, India’s Women single’s campaign ended. Earlier in the Tournament India’s Star Shuttler Saina Nehwal faced a shocking defeat by Thailand’s Shuttler Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the first round 10-21, 17-21 on Wednesday. It was Saina’s second consecutive defeat against the Thailand Shuttler.
PV Sindhu crashed out to Thailand’s Chochuwong by 21-12, 13-21, 19-21 in the round of 16. In the starting of the game, Sindhu was looking in the good touch and won the first game comfortably by a gap of nine points but Thailand’s Shuttler Chochuwong made an exceptional come to win the second game. The third and the final game was a neck to neck contest but Sindhu failed to continue the momentum of 4 point lead which she had taken till mid-break and lost the game by 2 points.
In men’s singles, Parupali Kashyap Crashes out of China Open by Indonesian Shuttler Anthony Sinisuka Ginting. The first game between Kashyap and Ginting was thrilling both the shuttlers gave a tough fight eventually Ginting grabbed the game by 21- 23. Kashyap made a great comeback in the second game and won easily by 21-15, but in the third game, Indonesian Shuttler didn’t provide much of a Chance to Ginting and won the game by 12-21.
On the other hand, India’s Young and Performer Shuttler B Sai Praneeth continued his exceptional Performance and kept the Indian’s hopes alive. Praneeth won against the Chinese Shuttler Lu Guang Zu. Sai Praneeth ended the game in two straight games, however, both the games were much thrilling. Praneeth holds his nerves and gently finished both games in an impressive way. B Sai Praneeth won the match by 21-19,21-19 and advances to next round.
In Doubles specialist Satwiksairaj Rankireddy also went through a bad day as he suffered twin defeats, both in Mixed doubles and Men’s doubles pre-quarterfinals.
In Men’s Doubles Indian Shuttlers Rankireddy and Chirag lost against Japanese Shuttlers Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda by 19-21, 8-21 the match lasted till 33 minutes.
Satwik Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa lost in the mixed doubles in the Pre-quarterfinals against Japanese Shuttlers Yuki Kaneko and Misaki Matsutomo. They lost by 11-21 21-16 12-21.
Recently in an Interview Pullela Gopichand Indian Former Shuttler and Coach told to Media that PV Sindhu has all the capabilities to win a Tournament, He also told that Tokyo Olympic 2020 Sindhu will be the Gold medal Contender.