Kidambi Srikanth wins his opening Group B game in men’s singles event of BWF World Tour Finals

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth won his opening Group B game in the men’s singles event of the ongoing BWF  World Tour Finals in Bali Indonsia.

Srikanth defeated France’s Toma Junior Popov 21-14, 21-16 in a match that lasted for 42 minutes this morning. Earlier, the India duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy ended up losing their first game in women’s doubles Group B of the ongoing BWF World Tour Finals.

Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida of Japan defeated the Indian duo 21-14, 21-18 in a match that lasted 43 minutes.

In Women’s Singles, two-time Olympic medallist P. V. Sindhu will face Line Christophersen of Denmark later in the day. In the men’s doubles, Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy will battle out against Thomas Cup silver-medallists Kim Astrup and Anders Rasmussen. This is India’s best representation at the tournament.

 

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