With again-to-back finals at German Open and All England Championships, Sen is in the variety of his existence and will look to be 3rd time lucky as he opens his campaign in opposition to globe number 25 Lu Guang Zu of China.
It will not, having said that, be an easy outing for Sen as the men’s singles draw boasts of some challenging rivals this sort of as the Indonesian duo of Anthony Ginting (top rated seed) and Jonatan Christie (third seed), earth winner and fourth seed Loh Kean Yew, second seeded Malaysian Lee Zii Jia and the formidable Thai Kunlavut Vitidsarn, seeded eighth.
Sen, the environment championships bronze medallist, had scooped his maiden Super 500 crown at the India Open in January right before building two closing appearances and he will be eager to lift the next title of the period right here.
Sindhu, on the other hand, claimed two Super 300 titles this period at Syed Modi International and Swiss Open up and the 3rd seeded Indian will glimpse to continue her fine run when she starts in opposition to USA’s Lauren Lam. Aya Ohori is likely to be her up coming opponent, although two wins will place her face-to- deal with with both remaining-handed Supanida Katethong or Busanan Ongbamrungphan — the two from Thailand.
London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has seemed a pale shadow of her usual self in the past just one year and a half and the Indian will be hoping to set up a better display when she commences in opposition to Japan’s Asuka Takahashi.
Among all the Indian shuttlers, if there is a single who has shown great grit in the face of adversity is H S Prannoy, who battled in opposition to many wellness troubles to make his initial last in a few yrs at Swiss Open. Although it ended with a slim defeat, Prannoy, a previous leading 10 participant, will be eager to unleash his ‘beast’ manner on the courtroom once once more when he opens against Cheam June Wei of Malaysia.
Planet Championships silver medallist Kidambi Srikanth, seeded fifth, also has been actively playing nicely but he has struggled to finish near matches and that part would be superior on his intellect when he begins his marketing campaign, from Malaysia’s Liew Daren. Kiran George also has been producing small strides and the Odisha Open Tremendous 100 trophy stays his best general performance and he would glance to go deep in the draw when he opens against Korea’s Lee Dong Keun.
In women’s singles, Syed Modi finalist Malvika Bansod will facial area Han Yue, though Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli will have an uphill activity against second seed Korean An Seyoung in the initially round. In doubles, the men’s pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, seeded 3rd, will be the prime Indians to look out for as the duo claimed the India Open up in January.
Fast rising MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila, mixed pairing of B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa, and N Sikki Reddy and Ashwini much too will be in the fray.
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