German Open Badminton LIVE, Day 3: Sindhu, Srikanth headline


German Open Badminton LIVE, Day 3: India’s fabulous five commuters will all be in action on day three of the ongoing German Open 2022. The Indian contingent got off to a good start winning their first-round games and will be looking to seal further progress when they take to the pitch on Thursday. With a cash prize of $180,000 up for grabs, Kidambi Srikanth, Lakshya Sen, PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy and Saina Nehwal will all be aiming for glory in Germany. Follow Insidesport.in for all live updates from the German Open 2022.

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Indians in action on day three of the badmintion German Open

  • Kidambi Srikanth vs. Lu Guang Zu
  • Lakshya Sen vs. Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
  • HS Prannoy vs. Lee Cheuk Yiu
  • PV Sindhu vs. Zhang Yi Man
  • Saina Nehwal vs. Ratchanok Intanon

Male draw

Kidambi Srikanth vs. Lu Guang Zu

India’s top ace Kidambi Srikanth, seeded 8th in the German Open, beat French world number 39 Brice Leverdez 21-10 13-21 21-7 in 48 minutes. Srikanth looked in good contact as he went from 6-6 to 19-8 in a jiffy and pocketed the opener comfortably. He will now face the Chinese Lu Guang Zu. Srikanth, who was kicked out of the India Open Super 500 event in January after testing positive for COVID-19, is 2-0 against the world number one. 27 Chinese. The last of the victories came last December at the BWF World Championships.

Lakshya Sen vs. Anthony Sinisuka Ginting

Lakshya Sen put in a superb performance to beat Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen 21-6 22-20. The 20-year-old, currently world number 12, will next face Anthony Sinisuka, the world number 5 from Indonesia. Sen and Ginting have never faced each other in their careers but Lakshya will like his chances with the Indonesian having lost four of his last five games. The Indian commuter has had some good times in recent months with podium finishes at the Indian Open in January and the World Championships in December, and the 20-year-old will be looking to add more silverware to his cabinet.

Lakshya Sen vs. Anthony Sinisuka Ginting

HS Prannoy vs. Lee Cheuk Yiu

HS Prannoy continued their revival over the past few months with a strong start to the German Open 2022. Prannoy won 21-14, 21-19 against seventh seed Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in the round of 16. men’s singles final as he did. at the World Championships in Huelva last December. Prannoy lost his only one-on-one encounter against Lee Cheuk Yiu in 2017 in consecutive matches. However, the 28-year-old will be confident of a better performance following his run to the Indian Open final in January.

HS Prannoy vs. Lee Cheuk Yiu

German Open Badminton LIVE, Day 3: Sindhu and Srikanth headline India’s Fab 5 battle in Germany – Follow live updates

Women’s draw

PV Sindhu vs. Zhang Yi Man

Seventh seed PV Sindhu beat Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-8 21-7 in a lopsided contest to advance her to the second round of the 2022 German Open. Sindhu was at her best and won her 15th victory over the world number one. 11 Thai player. The 2019 champion has never played against Zhang Yi Man, and it promises to be a fascinating tie with both players leading the game in fine form. Sindhu won his first Syed Modi International title while Yi Man won bronze at the World Championships last year.

PV Sindhu vs. Zhang Yi Man

Saina Nehwal vs. Ratchanok Intanon

On her comeback trail, Saina Nehwal will face a stern test when she takes on eighth seed Ratchanok Intanon of Indonesia. It’s one of badminton’s historic rivalries, with Nehwal leading 12-6 against the former world champion, but the Thai star has been in much better shape lately.

The duo last rode at the Thailand Open last year, with Intanon taking the win, and went on to claim the title. Nehwal’s form in the build-up to the German Open has been spotty largely due to her injuries, but she managed to dig deep to avoid a challenge from Spain’s Clara Azurmendi with a 21-15 win 17 -21 21-14.

Saina Nehwal vs. Ratchanok Intanon

German Open Badminton LIVE, Day 3: Sindhu and Srikanth headline India’s Fab 5 battle in Germany – Follow live updates

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