Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty withdraw from Thailand Open
“He hasn’t healed yet, so won’t play Thailand“, Chirag, half of the world number six pair, told PTI. “We are mainly targeting the English championship now,” he added. Meanwhile, world number 34 Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala will now lead the Indian men’s doubles challenge.” We have to get used to the level at which we play faster. In super 100 and 300, we play at a good level but we have to level up in the bigger tournaments. Breaking into the top 20 this year is a short-term goal for us,” Krishna said.
“Our attack is really working but we lack one or two skills, we are not consistent and that is what we need to work on.” On the other hand, B Sai Praneeth will lead the Indian men’s singles challenge. The world’s 51st commuter will face the tournament’s second seed, Lu Guang Zu of China. Samir Vermaon the other hand, will face Li Shi Feng.
Also in the fray would be Priyanshu Rajawat, who qualified for the Indonesia Masters main draw. Saina Nehwal will be seen in action too. Malvika Bansod will open against the top seed and former world champion Ratchanok Inthanon and Anupama Upadhyaya and Ashmita Chaliha will face off in an all-India opener.
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