Sunday, October 24, 2021

Kidambi Srikanth enters second round of German Open

Kidambi Srikanth brushed aside Alen Roj 21-4 21-11 in a lop-sided opening round contest.

By: PTI | Mulheim An Der Ruhr |
March 1, 2017 7:10:47 pm
Kidambi Srikanth, Srikanth, Srikanth Rio Olympics, Srikanth Olympics, Srikanth Lin Dan, Srikanth Lin Dan quarterfinal, Srikanth Olympics, Rio 2016 Olympics, Rio Olympics, Olympics news, sports, sports news Kidambi Srikanth will face Japan’s Yusuke Onodera. (Source: File)

Top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth made a resounding start to his campaign at the German Open Grand Prix Gold, defeating Alen Roj of Slovakia in straight games here.

Srikanth brushed aside Alen 21-4 21-11 in a lop-sided opening round contest that lasted 21 minutes last night. He will face Japan’s Yusuke Onodera next.

Meanwhile, Subhankar Dey defeated China’s Zhao Junpeng 16-21 21-17 21-19 to set up a clash with fifth seed NG Ka Long Angus of Hong Kong, while Harshit Aggarwal defeated USA’s Bjorn Segun 18-21 21-8 21-6 in another match.

Harshit will next face eighth seed Hu Yun of Hong Kong.

Among others, it was curtains for Siril Verma and Harsheel Dani in men’s singles, while Tanvi Lad also bowed out in the opening round of women’s singles.

Tanvi lost 14-21 12-21 to Indonesia’s Priskila Siahaya, while Siril suffered a 13-21 10-21 loss against China’s Lin Dan and Harsheel went down 13-21 12-21 to Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen, seeded sixth.

Rahul Yadav Chittaboina also suffered a 18-21 18-21 defeat against Israel’s Misha Zilberman in another men’s singles opening round match.

Start your day the best way
with the Express Morning Briefing

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
X