Rodion Alimov’s mixed doubles partner Alina Davletova also had to withdraw from India Open 2022 as she is the close contact. The Russian pair was slated to play in semis on Saturday.
Ranked 111, Malvika Bansod beat Saina Nehwal 21-17, 21-9 while top seed PV Sindhu thrashed fellow Indian Ira Sharma 21-10, 21-10 in the India Open 2022. HS Prannoy got a walkover after his opponent tested COVID positive.
The players who tested positive will not be replaced and their opponents will get a walkover in the ongoing India Open 2022. Earlier, B Sai Praneeth had pulled out of the tournament after testing positive.
Saina Nehwal will face compatriot Malvika Bansod in the women singles second round of the ongoing India Open 2022. Lakshya Sen faces Felix Bureatedt of Sweden next.
Reigning world champion Loh Kean Yew was stretched to three games while home favourite Kidambi Srikanth registered a convincing win in their respective men's singles first round matches of the India Open badmtinon 2022.
Like PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth is not averse to having a personal coach as he seeks to make a mark in 2022 after his recent grand show at the world championships in Spain.
The India Open badminton returns in 2022 after being cancelled twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country. B Sai Praneeth and doubles player Dhruv Rawat have pulled out after testing positive.
The news comes after the entire England team pulled out of India Open 2022 two days back following the COVID positive results of their doubles specialist Sean Vendy and coach Nathan Robertson.
India Open 2022 will start with the main draw from January 11 and no spectators will be allowed at the venue, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament will kickstart the 2022 international season.
Top seed Kidambi Srikanth, who regained his place in world's top-10 is likely to get a chance to avenge his loss against World champion Loh Kean Yew as they are drawn to clash in the semifinals.
If Rio Olympics silver-medallist PV Sindhu led from the front with a bronze medal at Tokyo Games and a silver at the season-ending World Tour Final, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen dished out a year-end special.
Kidambi Srikanth became the first Indian male shuttler to win a silver medal at the BWF World Championships on Sunday when he lost against Loh Kean Yew in the final. Another Indian Lakshya Sen claimed bronze.
Kidambi Srikanth has been named the top seed in the men's singles events followed by B Sai Praneeth. PV Sindhu has been given the top billing in the women's singles category which also features London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal.
Kidambi Srikanth, a former world number one, lost to Loh Kean Yew of Singapore in straight games (15-21, 20-22 ) in the men's singles final of BWF World Championships 2021.
The 20-year-old Lakshya Sen lost to compatriot Kidambi Srikanth in the semifinal on Saturday to settle for a bronze medal. Sen won the first game against Srikanth before losing the momentum in the final two games.
India's Kidambi Srikanth lost to Singaporean Loh Kean Yew in straight games (15-21, 20-22) in the men's singles final of the 2021 BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain. Catch highlights.
Kidambi Srikanth is the first Indian men's badminton player to reach the singles final of a BWF World Championships. He plays Singapore's Loh Kean Yew in the final on Sunday. Watch live streaming.
In a historic all-Indian BWF World Championships men's singles semifinal, it was Kidambi Srikanth who had the last laugh as he saw off Lakshya Sen 17-21 21-14 21-17 in a thrilling contest that lasted an hour and nine minutes.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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