India’s top badminton players Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap are out after losing their respective opening matches in the men’s singles of the prestigious All England Championships to be held in England on Wednesday.
The Indian pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy, however, defeated Thailand’s Benyapa Amsard and Nunatakarn Amsard in straight games in the women’s doubles match.
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The Indian pair won 21–14 21–12 in a 30-minute match. Eighth seed Srikanth lost 11-21 21-15 12-21 to Ireland’s unseeded Nguyen Nahat on the opening day of the tournament.
The match lasted for an entire hour in which the Ireland player made a spectacular comeback after missing the second game. Commonwealth Games gold medalist Kashyap was defeated by top seed Kento Momota of Japan 13-21 2-22 in a 42-minute match.