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Star Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth received their respective first spherical matches within the Madrid Masters Badminton on Wednesday. But the doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty withdrew from the match after an harm to the previous. Double Olympic medallist and former world champion Sindhu made brief work of Switzerland’s Jenjira Stadelmann 21-10 21-4.
World Championship silver medallist Srikanth defeated Sitthikom Thammassin of Thailand 21-11 25-27 23-21 in his spherical of 32 match.
The Indian duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag have been up towards Japanese pair Ayato Endo and Yuta Takei, solely three days after profitable a historic Swiss Open title, of their spherical of 32 match.
The Indian pair withdrew following what seemed like a knee harm to Satwiksairaj who was seen chatting with the officers and drawing their consideration to his left knee. It was in the course of the break of the primary sport and the Indians have been trailing Sept. 11.
Meanwhile, Aakarshi Kashyap defeated sixth seed Michelle Li of Canada 12-21 21-15 21-18 in her first spherical match. Ashmita Chaliha beat Frenchwoman Leonice Huet 21-12 22-20.
The ladies’s doubles pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand misplaced their first spherical contest towards Japan’s Rena Miyaura and Ayako Sakuramoto.
In one other males’s singles match, B Sai Praneeth beat Jan Louda 21-16 18-21 21-12. Priyanshu Rajawat received his males’s singles match towards Victor Svendsen 18-21, 21-16 21-11. Kiran George beat compatriot Mithun Manjunath 21-16, 21-14.
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