Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma lose in Malaysia Open | Badminton News – Times of India

Sameer Verma. (AP/PTI Photograph)

JAKARTA: Indian shuttlers B Sai Praneeth and Sameer Verma ended their marketing campaign on the Malaysia open Tremendous 750 badminton event after taking place combating within the opening spherical of the boys’s singles competitors right here on Tuesday.
Whereas Praneeth went all the way down to world quantity six Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia, Sameer misplaced to world quantity 8 Jonatan Christie, additionally from Indonesia.
The 30-year-old Praneeth, presently ranked world quantity 19, misplaced 15-21 21-19 9-21 to Ginting in a 50-minute males’s single match.
This was the eight assembly between the gamers with the Indonesian main the head-to-head file 4-3. They final performed on the 2020 Asian Staff championships the place Ginting gained the competition after Praneeth retired because of an damage.
Sameer, who’s making a comeback from damage, fought for 49 minutes earlier than dropping 14-21 21-13 7-21 in one other match.
In doubles, ladies’s pairing of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy additionally bowed out of the event after dropping 15-21 11-21 to Japanese duo of Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida, seeded sixth.
Amongst different Indians, Indonesia Open semifinalist HS Prannoy will face Malaysia’s Liew Daren, whereas world quantity 8 Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will tackle the Malaysian duo of Man Wei Chong and Kai Wun Tee later within the day.


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