Lakshya Sen, ranked 17 in the world, will face world champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore in India Open badminton summit clash on Sunday in a repeat of the Dutch Open final last year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kidambi Srikanth fought back to beat Lakshya Sen 17-21, 21-14, 21-17 in the men's singles first semi-final at BWF World Championships 2021. He is the first Indian male to enter the world championships final. Get highlights of Lakshya Sen vs Kidambi Srikanth.
Check match and telecast details of BWF World Badminton Championships 2021, men's singles semi-final clash between Indian shuttlers Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth.
India are assured of at least a silver as Srikanth and Sen will face each other in the first semifinal on Saturday. But it was disappointment for defending champion PV Sindhu, who lost to familiar foe Tai Tzu Ying.
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.
World number seven and defending champion PV Sindhu took just 24 minutes to Slovakia's Martina Repiska, while Lakshya Sen prevailed over Japanese Kenta Nishimoto.
Kidambi Srikanth, seeded 12th, got better of Spain's Pablo Abian 21-12, 21-16 in the ongoing BWF World Championships 2021. The Indian will next face Chinese Li Shi Feng in 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.
In the women's singles category two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu is seeded sixth while Kidambi Srikant has been ranked 12th in the men's singles. The badminton World Championships will start on December 12 in Spain.
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
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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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