Indian males’s singles gamers Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoygiven a troublesome draw at India Open 2023 badmintonwhich can be held at KD Jadhav Indoor Corridor in New Delhi from January 17 to 22.
All three Indian gamers are within the half which incorporates the reigning world and Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, Shi Yu Qi of China and Kento Momota of Japan.
Lakshya Sen, the reigning Indian Open champion, will begin his marketing campaign towards compatriot HS Prannoy and the winner of the match will doubtless face the previous world No. Kento Momota in Japan.
Former champion Kidambi Srikanth should overcome the problem of high seed Axelsen within the opening spherical with a possible matchup towards China’s Shi Yu Qi, former world championships silver medallist, if he’s to advance.
With all three Indian badminton gamers in the identical quarter, just one could make it to the quarter-finals.
In ladies’s singles, former world champion PV Sindhu will face Supanida Katethong of Thailand, who defeated the two-time Olympic medalist within the semi-finals final yr.
If she clears the primary hurdle, PV Sindhu might face China’s Chen Yufei, the reigning Olympic champion, within the quarters.
Three different Indians will compete within the ladies’s singles Saina Nehwal beginning towards Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark. future stars Malvika Nation and Aakarshi Kashyap managed to keep away from a top-10 opponent within the opening spherical.
Malvika Bansod, thirtieth within the badminton world rankings, will compete with world No. 11 Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand whereas Kashyap, the world No. 32 will face former India Open champion and world No. 26 Beiwen Zhang of the USA within the opening spherical.
In males’s doubles, fifth seeds Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will start their marketing campaign towards Denmark’s Jeppe Bay and Lasse Molhede, which is ranked No. 31 on the earth. The Indian duo, who made the Malaysia Open 2023 semi-finals, will face a possible quarter-final conflict towards high seeds Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi of Japan.
Amongst different Indian pairs, the world No. 21 MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila will face sixth seeds Kim Astrup and Anders Rasmussen of Denmark within the opening spherical whereas Krishna Prasad G and Vishnuvardhan Goud P will begin their marketing campaign towards Netherlands’ Ruben Jille and Ties Van Der Si Lecq.
Within the ladies’s doubles, 2022 All England semi-finalists Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand will face France’s Margot Lambert and Anne Tran within the opening spherical whereas Ashwini Bhat Ok and Shikha Gautam will start their marketing campaign towards eighth seeds Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan in Malaysia.
India’s solely entry in blended doubles, Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Castro, will compete towards Netherlands’ Robin Tabeling and Selena Piek.
The India Open is the second occasion on the 2023 BWF World Tour calendar and has been upgraded to the Tremendous 750 class this yr from its earlier Tremendous 500 standing. The improve will see high gamers all over the world participate. Huge names like Nozomi Okuhara, Carolina Marin, Akane Yamaguchi, Loh Kean Yew and Anthony Sinisuka Ginting may also play.
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Reside streaming of India Open 2023 can be out there on Badminton World Federation’s official YouTube channel BWF TV. India Open badminton can be telecast on Eurosport TV channels in India.
Ind Open 2023 badminton: India squad
Single males: HS Prannoy, Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth
Single girl: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Malvika Bansod, Aakarshi Kashyap
Males’s doubles: Chirag Shetty/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, MR Arjun/Dhruv Kapila, Krishna Prasad G/Vishnuvardhan Goud P
Double for girls: Ashwini Bhat/Shikha Gautam, Treesa Jolly/Gayatri Gopichand
Blended doubles: Ishaan Bhatnagar/Tanisha Castro