Sameer Verma lost to Korea’s Heo Kwang Hee, H S Prannoy lost to Malaysia’s Tan Jia We Sourabh Verma defeated Thailand’s Mamluk Adulrach and advances to the next round.
Defending Champion Sameer Verma was knocked out by Korean Heo Kwang Hee a former world junior champion, Sammer Verma lost by 21-18, 21-11 in straight sets match lasted for just 28 minutes in the men’s singles first round.
On the other hand, H S Prannoy knocked out by Malaysia’s Tan Jia Wei notching up a 21-17, 21-10 win over the Indian.
Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu, and K. Srikanth already opted out from the tournament to prepare for the upcoming World Championship, this was the last the organizers would have expected to hit them.
Defending champion Sameer Verma’s strategy of attacking Heo’s forehand did not click and the half-smashes were away. The Korean shuttler controlled the pace of the game to push the Indian shuttler to the baseline to pick the gaps on the sidelines and grab the game comfortably..
Later in the day H.S. Prannoy crashes out by Malaysian scoring a win in 37 minutes. The start was not the way P Gopi Chand expected, who was there to watch the matches.
Late in the evening, an unexpected event happens when a man in form B Sai Praneeth also knocked out of the Hyderabad Open against 19-year-old Indonesian Ikshan Leonardo Imanuel Rumbay scored a 21-17, 21-23, 21-15 win in the men’s singles first round.