Sep 13, 10 months ago

Sameer Verma stuns no.8 seed, six Indian shuttlers move into Pre-QF of Korean Open Verma stuns no.8 seed, six Indian shuttlers move into Pre-QF of Korean Open

It was a mixed day for Indian contingent here at Korean Open Super Series as six shuttlers storms into pre-quarterfinals while HS Prannoy & mixed doubles pair of Satwik & Ashiwini had to face defeat.

Ace Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap, Sameer Verma & Sai Praneeth entered the pre-quarterfinals after their respective wins at korean SS.

Sindhu, who made the country proud by winning the silver medal at the World Badminton Championship, eased past Ngan Yi Cheung of Hong Kong as she registered a comfortable 21-13, 21-8 victory in just 29 minutes.

On the other hand, Kashyap defeated Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Jen Hao 21-13, 21-16 to progress through to the next round in the men’s singles event.

Kashyap had earlier also registered two wins in the qualification round against Chinese Taipei. He beat Lin Yu Hsien 21-19, 21-9 in 35 minutes and Kan Chao Yu 21-19, 21-18

Also, Sameer Verma also made it to the next round after defeating Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand 21-13, 21-23, 21-9 in a three-game thriller that lasted for almost an hour.


However, it was curtains down for Saurabh Verma as he was defeated 21-18, 13-21, 19-21 by Kenta Nishimoto of Japan.

HS Prannoy also made exit from the tournament after going down against world number 9 NG Ka Long Angus 17-21, 23-21, 14-21 in a hard fought match which lasted for 64 minutes.

This was Prannoy’s first tournament after US Open, where he beat compatriot Kashyap in the final

In the men’s doubles event, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated the Malaysian pair of Khim Wah Lim and Lin Chia Yu 21-9, 22-24, 21-12 in 50 minutes.

However, Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy bowed out of the men’s doubles event after facing 11-21, 10-21 defeat against Korea’s Chung Eui Seok and Kim Duk Young.

In the mixed double’s event, Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy got knocked out of the tournament after facing a 18-21, 19-21 defeat against Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet.

Earlier,  Ashwini also bowed out of the women’s doubles along with partner Sikki after losing 19-21, 21-13, 17-21 to the Malaysian pair of Soong Fie Cho and Tee Jing Yi.

All Indian Results :

Player Event Round of 32 Round of 16 QuarterFinal SemiFinal Final
Sameer Verma Men’s Single Tanongsak S. [8](THA)
Win – (21-13 21-23 21-9)
WONG Vincent (HKG)
Win – (21-19 21-13)
SON Wan Ho[1] (KOR)
Lost – (1-2)
Sai Praneeth B. Men’s Single Hu Yun (HKG)
Win – (21-15 21-10)
WANG Tzu Wei [7](TPE)
Lost -(13-21 24-26)
Prannoy H. S. Men’s Single Long Angus [6] (HKG)
Lost – (1-2)
Sourabh Verma Men’s Single Kenta NISHIMOTO (JPN)
lost – (1-2)
Kashyap Parupalli Men’s Single Hsu Jen Hao (TPE)
Win – (21-13 21-16)
SON Wan Ho[1] (KOR)
Lost – (1-2)
P. V. Sindhu [5] Women’s Single Cheung Ngan (HKG)
Win – (21-13 21-8)
Win – (22-20 21-17)
Minatsu MITANI (JPN)
Win – (2-1)
HE Bingjiao [6] (CHI)
Win – (2-1)
Nozomi OKUHARA [8] (JAP)
Win – (2-1)
Manu Attri / Reddy B. Sumeeth Men’s Double CHUNG Eui /KIM Duk (KOR)
Lost – (10-21 11-21)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Chirag Shetty [PFQ] Men’s Double Lee Sheng /Lin Chia (TPE)
Win – (2-1)
LEE Jhe / LEE Yang(7)(TPE)
Win – (2-1)
lost – (1-2)
Ashwini Ponnappa / Reddy N. Sikki Women’s Double Cho Soong /Jing Yi (MAS)
Lost – (1-2)
Pranaav Chopra / Reddy Sikki Mix Double Praveen Jordan /Debby Susanto[4]INA
Lost – (1-2)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Ashwini Ponnappa Mix Double Tang Chun/Tse Ying( HKG)
Lost – (18-21 19-21)


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