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.
PV Sindhu, the reigning world champion and two-time Olympic medallist, went down to Korean 19-year-old An Seyoung 16-21, 12-21 in the 39-minute lop-sided clash. She will be in action at World Championships next.
Catch the highlights of the BWF World Tour Finals 2021 match between India's PV Sindhu and Korea's Au Seyoung in Bali, Indonesia. This was Sindhu's third final in this year-ending event.
PV Sindhu has been in fine form after picking up a bronze in the Tokyo Olympics. She had reached the semifinals in her last three events - French Open, Indonesia Masters and Indonesia Open - before coming into the BWF World Tour Finals.
Kidambi Srikanth, the former world no. 1, was no match for Lee Zii Jia, the reigning All England champion, going down 19-21 14-21 in 37 minutes to end his BWF World Tour Finals campaign.
PV Sindhu, the reigning world champion, will take on top seed Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand in her last group match. But Kidambi Srikanth jeopardised his chances of making it to the knockout stage.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy was carrying knee pain for a couple of weeks. With the World Championships later this month, the men's doubles pair of Satwik and Chirag Shetty decided to have some rest before the mega event.
While PV Sindhu defeated Denmark’s Line Christophersen 21-14, 21-16, Kidambi Srikanth got better of Toma Junior Popov 21-14, 21-16 in the men's singles match of Badminton World Tour Finals.
It is Sindhu's third final appearance in the season-ending BWF World Tour finals. She had won the title in 2018 to become the only Indian to achieve the feat. Watch Sindhu vs Seyoung live.
The only Indian to win the prestigious title in 2018, reigning world champion PV Sindhu was a finalist at the BWF World Tour Finals the year before and she will look for another good outing.
The world No.11 duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty qualified for the season-ending Badminton World Tour Finals after Japanese Akira Koga and Taichi Saito lost in the Indonesia Open Super 1000 event semifinals.
Lakshya Sen is currently ranked fifth in the BWF World Tour rankings. The official list of players qualified for the badminton World Tour Final will be announced after the conclusion of the ongoing Indonesia Open Super 1000 event.
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.
The Indonesia Masters will be the eighth event according to the 2021 BWF World Tour. Get live streaming details here.
Srikanth and Saina Nehwal were all but out of contention after the last last qualifying event in Singapore was cancelled due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions.
Kidambi Srikanth claimed the first game of his third and final round-robin match but Hong Kong's NG Ka Long Angus rallied to win the next two games
Back-to-back losses in BWF World Tour Finals has jeopardised the chances of the Indians to progress from the group stage
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