HS Prannoy defeated Daren Liew of Malaysia 21-7, 21-17 in straight games in the BWF World Championships 2021 men's singles second-round match. Prannoy joins fellow Indians Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen in pre-quarters.
HS Prannoy was the only positive thing that happened for India on Monday at BWF World Championships 2021 as the doubles pairs suffered first-round exits. On Sunday, Kidambi Srikanth eased into the second round.
PV Sindhu will start her title defense at BWF World Championships 2021 against Martika Repiska in the second round. Get here the live streaming details of BWF World Championships 2021.
Under Mulyo Handoyo, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Praneeth combined to win five Super Series titles in 2017. Tan Kim Her is responsible for the rise of India's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy's at the top level.
PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth also advanced in the Indonesia Masters Super 750 badminton tournament in Bali.
The Indonesia Masters will be the eighth event according to the 2021 BWF World Tour. Get live day 3 streaming details here.
The Indonesia Masters will be the eighth event according to the 2021 BWF World Tour. Get Day 2 live streaming details here.
Kidambi Srikanth defeated Japanese Koki Watanabe 21-15, 21-10 in 32 minutes. Prannoy went down 21-16, 17-21, 7-21 to lower-ranked Irish Nhat Nguyen.
Sindhu opens her campaign against Turkey's Neslihan Yigit and win will pit her against Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the second round.
Saina Nehwal, who is desperately seeking ranking points to make it to her fourth Olympics, took just 21 minutes to crush Ireland's Rachael Darragh
World no 15 Praneeth saw off France's Toma Junior Popov 21-18 22-20, while HS Prannoy, a former top 10 player, brushed aside Malaysia's Daren Liew 21-10 21-10.
It was here that Olympic silver medallist Sindhu had claimed the world championship gold in 2019, her last title before the COVID-19 pandemic disruption.
A former top-10 player, Prannoy recovered from a game down to outwit sixth seed Christie 18-21 21-16 23-21 in a thrilling contest
Earlier, chaos gripped India's campaign when Saina Nehwal was forced out of the Thailand Open following a positive COVID-19 test
Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap along with RMV Gurusaidutt and Pranaav Chopra had tested positive last month
Doubles specialist Pranaav Jerry Chopra is the fourth player to test positive. All the players are currently in self isolation
On June 2, BAI had recommended Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty and Sameer Verma for Arjuna award, leaving out Prannoy which prompted the shuttler to express his displeasure
Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy had left the squad at Asian Badminton Championship in Manila in February, which put India's chances of winning the historic medal at the championship in lurch
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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