Swiss open badminton: Many Indians to play their opening round singles matches today

In Swiss Open Badminton Championship, many Indian players will play their singles opening matches today including P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, H.S. Prannoy, P. Kashyap and Sai Praneeth.In men’s singles, Kidambi Srikanth won his first round match beating fellow Indian Sameer Verma 18-21, 21-18, 21-11 today.In Women’s singles, P.V. Sindhu will take on Neslihan Yigit of Turkey, Saina will be clashing with Phittayaporn Chaiwan of Thailand.

Ajay Jayaram will meet Thailand’s Sitthikom Thammasin and P. Kashyap will square off against Spain’s Pablo Abian. Olympic hopeful Praneeth, who was forced to withdraw from the last event in Thailand after testing positive for COVID-19, will clashes with Israel’s Misha Zilberman.

Young Lakshya Sen, who missed the Thailand events due to an injury, will be rearing to go when he opens against Victor Svendsen of Denmark. H.S. Prannoy takes on Mark Caljouw of Netherlands, while Sourabh Verma will open against Switzerland’s Christian Kirchmayr.

In the men’s Doubles, the duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will play against the Scottish pair of Chistropher and Mathew Grimley. Ashwini Ponappa and N. Sikki Reddy will play their women’s doubles match against German pair of Annabella Jaiger and Stine Kuspert. 

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