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Saina Nehwal eases into pre-quarters of Thailand Open | Badminton Information

HYDERABAD: Unruffled by the collection of controversies that marked the primary day, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and males’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty eased into the pre-quarterfinals of the Thailand Open BWF Tremendous-1000 match in Bangkok on Wednesday.
Nevertheless, Saina’s husband Parupalli Kashyap, Sameer Verma and the husband and spouse pair of Sumeeth Reddy and Sikki Reddy together with different doubles groups exited the match.
Regardless of a disappointing Tuesday, Saina appeared in splendid contact as she trounced Kisona Selvaduray of Malaysia in straight video games 21-15, 21-15.
A relieved Saina instructed the BWF web site, “Yesterday I used to be given a constructive Covid-19 outcome after my PCR check, however I already instructed them I had Covid-19 final November, so I’ve antibodies. I attempted to clarify this to the physician after my blood assessments and chest x-rays, the physician mentioned I used to be okay and wouldn’t have Covid-19. I am grateful to the medical doctors, the BWF and everybody who made the choice for me to play. It was a tiring day, however I am pleased I might come again and play my match.”
The World No. 20 Indian will now face World No.12 Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand within the pre-quarterfinals on Thursday.
In males’s singles, Srikanth eased previous his coaching companion Sourabh Verma 21-12, 21-11 within the first spherical.
In the meantime, Sourabh’s brother Sameer Verma suffered a straight sport loss in opposition to Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia 21-15, 21-7 whereas Kashyap retired damage after trailing within the third sport in opposition to Jason Anthony Ho-Shue of Canada 21-19, 13-21, 14-8.
Thrilling doubles pair of Satwik and Chirag downed their idols Kim Gi Jung and lee Yong Dae of Korea 19-21, 21-16, 21-14. “After we began taking part in badminton we used to idolise them…we’re pleased to be again after 11 months,” mentioned Chirag.
His companion Satwik too was fairly pleased to notch up a victory in opposition to the formidable Korean mix. “Lee Yong Dae was an idol for each of us…we’re pleased to get the win. We’re doing effectively in observe, that starvation is there. We did not play effectively final yr, in order that spirit, that fireplace is there inside, and we’re heading into the Olympics, so we wish to see what the opposite gamers have labored on throughout the previous couple of months,” Satwik instructed the BWF web site.
Outcomes (Rd I; Males’s singles): Kidambi Srikanth bt Sourabh Verma 21-12, 21-11; Shesar Hiren Rhustavito (Ina) bt Sameer Verma 21-15, 21-17; Jason Anthony Ho-Shue (Can) bt Parupalli Kashyap 21-19, 13-21, 14-Eight retd.
Ladies’s singles: Saina Nehwal bt Kisona Selvaduray (Mas) 21-15, 21-15.
Males’s doubles: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty bt Kim Gi Jung/Lee Yong Dae 19-21, 21-16, 21-14; Weeraphat Phakjarung/Wongsathorn Thongkham (Tha) bt Manu Attri/Sumeeth Reddy 21-19, 21-14; Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi (Mas) bt Dhruv Kapila/MR Arjun 13-21, 21-8, 24-22.
Blended doubles: Chun Man Tang/Tse Ying Suet (Hkg) bt Sumeeth Reddy/Sikki Reddy 22-20, 21-17