Defending champion Sindhu, in-form Prannoy eye good present in Singapore Open

India’s H. S. Prannoy returns a shot throughout his males’s singles finals match towards China’s Weng Hong Yang on the Malaysia Masters badminton event.

Defending champion P.V. Sindhu will look to bounce again after hitting a low at Thailand however in-form H.S. Prannoy shall be brimming with confidence because the duo spearheads Indian problem on the Singapore Open Tremendous 750 event beginning right here on Tuesday.

Issues haven’t been the identical for Sindhu since she suffered that ankle damage in August final yr. She is slowly getting again to her finest with a last and semifinal end at Madrid Spain Masters and Malaysia Masters, respectively, being her finest end result this season.

Sindhu shall be dealing with Japan’s world No. 1 Akane Yamaguchi, an opponent towards whom the Indian had among the hardest battles of her profession.

On paper, Sindhu enjoys a 14-9 head-to-head win ratio towards Yamaguchi however loads has modified for the reason that two confronted off in Thailand final yr and the Indian will actually must dig deep into her reserves to return up trumps this time.

Prannoy, alternatively, is coming into the event after ending a six-year title drought, claiming his maiden BWF crown on the Malaysia Masters.

The moral-boosting win should have fired up the starvation for Prannoy, India’s most constant singles participant in the meanwhile. Nonetheless, issues received’t be any simpler for him as he opens towards some of the thrilling skills within the circuit — Japan’s third seed Kodai Naraoka.

After a semifinal end at Thailand — his first this season, Lakshya Sen too shall be hoping to get deep into the draw however standing on the way in which shall be ‘Mr constant’ Chou Tien Chen, seeded fifth from Chinese language Taipei.

Kidambi Srikanth, a 2021 world championships silver medallist, will meet Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen in his opening spherical, whereas Orleans Masters winner Priyanshu Rajawat will face Japan’s Kanta Tsuneyama.

In girls’s singles, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will sq. off towards Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon, an opponent the Indian had a number of success previously. However accidents and age have had a toll on Saina and she or he hasn’t gone previous the previous Thai world champion within the final two events.

In males’s doubles, World No.4 Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, who had received the French Open Tremendous 750 final yr, will open towards Japan’s Akira Koga and Taichi Saito, whereas M.R. Arjun and Dhruv Kapila shall be pitted towards France duo of Lucas Corvee and Ronan Labar.

Ladies’s doubles mixture of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand will face Hong Kong’s Yeung Nga Ting and yeung Pui Lam within the opening spherical.

The Tremendous 750 occasion are a rung under the top-grade Tremendous 1000 occasions in international physique’s yearly calender.

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