File picture of Lakshya Sen© AFP
Commonwealth Video games champion Lakshya Sen will tackle teammate Kidambi Srikanth within the males’s singles first spherical match of the French Open badminton match in Paris on Tuesday. High two Indians Sen and Srikanth, ranked eighth and eleventh respectively on this planet rankings, can be competing for the second time of their careers. Sen was the most effective Indian on present on the not too long ago concluded Denmark Open however he misplaced to lower-ranked Kodai Naroka of Japan within the quarterfinals.
In his first match, Srikanth had gained a historic silver medal on the 2021 World Championships by defeating Sen in a hard-fought match.
The winner between the 2 Indians is more likely to tackle world quantity two Anders Antonsen of Denmark within the subsequent spherical of the World Tour 750 occasion.
HS Prannoy, who has been essentially the most constant participant in current instances, had a simple first spherical in opposition to Darren Liu of Malaysia, in opposition to whom the Indian has a 7-4 head-to-head document.
World No. 13 Prannoy sadly crashed out of Sen within the second spherical of the Denmark Open. This time, he has potential massive challenges within the later rounds in fifth seed Kento Momota and fourth seed Chou Tien Chen if he will get previous the primary hurdle.
Prannoy ended his seven-match shedding streak in opposition to Japanese World No. 9 Momota on the 2022 World Championships and could be seeking to proceed his profitable momentum.
Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal will tackle Yvonne Li of Germany in her ladies’s singles opening spherical. Saina had defeated the German participant of their solely encounter in 2020.
Commonwealth Video games gold-medallist males’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are the one (seventh) seeded Indian within the area and are in the identical quarter as top-seeded Takuro Hoki and Yuo Kobayashi of Japan.
The opposite Indian doubles pair within the fray, MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila, will tackle fifth seeds Fajr Alfiyan and Muhammad Riyan Ardianto of Indonesia.
Trisha Jolly-Gayathri Gopichand and Ishaan Bhatnagar-Tanisha Crasto are additionally within the fray in ladies’s doubles and combined doubles respectively.
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