PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen headline first round action


Indonesia Open 2022 LIVE: Two-time Olympic medallist P V Sindhu will seek consistency as she leads the Indian charge at the Indonesia Open Super 1000 badminton tournament beginning here on Tuesday. Sindhu will start her campaign by facing China’s He Bingjiao in the first round. Follow Indonesia Open LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

Indonesia Open 2022 LIVE: PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma & Sai Praneeth set to begin Indonesia Open campaign on Tuesday – Follow LIVE updates

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Other Indian players like Sameer Verma, Sai Praneeth, Men’s doubles duo Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy, Women’s doubles pair Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy, Mixed doubles pair Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto will all be in action on Tuesday.

First Round Matches on Tuesday – Singles

  • PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao – 7.30 AM 
  • Sai Praneeth vs Hans-Kristian Vittinghus – 7.30 AM 
  •  Sameer Verma vs Thomas Rouxel – 4.30 PM

First Round Matches – Doubles

Men’s Doubles

  • Attri-Reddy vs Hoki-Kobayashi – 3.50 PM 

Women’s Doubles

  • Ponnappa-Reddy vs Gurazda-Jaiswal – 2.30 PM 
Indonesia Open 2022 LIVE: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen eye consistency, headline first round action at Indonesia Open – Follow LIVE updates

PV Sindhu vs He Bingjiao 

Sindhu has managed to secure two Super 300 titles — the Syed Modi International and the Swiss Open — this year but she has looked vulnerable against top players, facing defeats at the hands of Thailand’s Ratchanok Inthanon, China’s Chen Yu Fei and Korea’s An Se Young.

However, the former world champion is known to up her game in big events and she will look to gear up for next month’s Commonwealth Games with another good show at the Indonesia Open when she opens against China’s He Bing Jiao, whom she had beaten at Badminton Asia Championship.

If Sindhu, seeded seventh, can cross the opening two rounds, she is likely to face the third seeded An Se Young, who has an overwhelming 5-0 record against the Indian.

Meanwhile, Indian veteran Saina Nehwal, who is trying to make a comeback to her best after battling multiple fitness issues in the last few months, will skip this event as she plans to compete at the Malaysia Open next week.

Sai Praneeth vs Hans Kristian Vittinghus 

World No.19 Sai Praneeth has not been in a great touch this year. His best performance this year is making it to the third round at the Orleans Masters. He has played in four other tournamrnts this year and hasn’t gone past the first round in any of those tournaments.

 

Other matches

Singles 

Former Singapore Open champion B Sai Praneeth, who hasn’t been in the best of form, is pitted against Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus in his opening match.

Among others, Parupalli Kashyap will be missing in action as he eyes a comeback at the Malaysia Open after recovering from a hamstring and ankle injury.

Doubles

Top men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who had skipped the Indonesia Masters last week, will open their campaign against Korea’s Choi Sol Gyu and Kim Won Ho.

Also in action will be Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy, MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila, and Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala.

In women’s doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy, Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand, and Ashwini Bhat and Shikha Gautam, will also be in the fray.

Ashwini and Sumeeth will also pair up in the mixed event, while Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto will also look to go deep in the draw.

Indonesia Open 2022 LIVE: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen eye consistency, headline first round action at Indonesia Open – Follow LIVE updates

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