File pic of Sai Praneeth.© AFP
Indian shuttlers B Sai Praneeth and Sameer Verma ended their marketing campaign on the Malaysia Open Tremendous 750 badminton match after taking place combating within the opening spherical of the boys’s singles competitors on Tuesday. Whereas Praneeth went right down to world quantity six Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia, Sameer misplaced to world quantity 8 Jonatan Christie, additionally from Indonesia.
The 30-year-old Praneeth, presently ranked world quantity 19, misplaced 15-21, 21-19, 9-21 to Ginting in a 50-minute males’s single match.
This was the eighth assembly between the 2 with the Indonesian main the head-to-head file 4-3. They final performed on the 2020 Asian Staff Championships the place Ginting received the competition after Praneeth retired resulting from an harm.
Sameer, who was making a comeback from harm, fought for 49 minutes earlier than dropping 14-21, 21-13, 7-21 within the different males’s singles encounter.
In doubles, ladies’s pairing of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy additionally bowed out of the match after dropping 15-21, 11-21 to Japanese duo of Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida, seeded sixth.
Amongst different Indians, Indonesia Open semi-finalist HS Prannoy will face Malaysia’s Liew Daren, whereas world quantity 8 Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will tackle the Malaysian duo of Man Wei Chong and Kai Wun Tee later within the day.
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