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Anand Pawar in Quarters, Aditya Out In First Round @ The Scottish Open Grand Prix 2015

Scottish Open 2015

GLASGOW: Indian shuttler Anand Pawar entered the men’s singles Quarter finals as Aditya Prakash also from India crashed out of the $50,000 Scottish Open Grand Prix here, losing his first round match at the Emirates Arena.

Anand Pawar.(Image Courtesy: sports.ndtv.com).

Anand Pawar.
(Image Courtesy: sports.ndtv.com).

Anand Pawar, seeded Eleventh here needed 43 minutes for a win against Kieran Merrilees 21-18, 21-18 on Wednesday to move up the ladder for the second round.

In the first game, Anand was well in lead throughout the game, even though Kieran was moving close to Anand the lead at all stages in the first game made Anand relax out of pressure to as he registered a comfortable win over the local lad 21-18.

In the second game, Kieran caught up with Anand’s caore at three junctors, 14-14, 5-15 and 17-17. After which Pawar moved to the match point as Kieran managed to close with Pawar with a single point. Anand had no trouble in pocketing the next match point in his favour to end the battle at 21-18.

This is Pawars second win over the scot in as many matches.

Anand pawar also won his second round match against Alen Roj of Slovenia 21-17, 21-15 in 36 minutes today on Thursday the 19th November 2015.

Anand managed to get past Alen after two places 2-2 and 3-3. However, again equalled the score at 16-16 by Alen. After this juncture, Anand had no problems by moving ahead with 4 straight points to 20-17. After which gained one more point to wind up the first game in his favour.

The second game also was a comfortable on for Anand, as he was always on the lead after 3-3 and never let his opponent come near him and clearly pocketing the second game at 21-15.

Aditya Prakash.(www.deccanherald.com).

Aditya Prakash.

Aditya Prakash lost to Sam Parsons accounted of England 21-4, 22-20 in 28 minutes.

In the first game, Aditya was struggling to get the groove as he made several unforced errors to just hand over the game to the English player. Sam won the game comfortably 21-04, one of the low scores in an international match.

In the second, it was a different Aditya, who wanted to push to thedecider, but lost a small momemtum that landed the game in Sam’s favour, who also pocketed the game 22-20.

Sindhu Loses In First Round At The Hong Kong Open 2015

Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open 2015

KOWLOON (Hong Kong): It turned out to be a disastrous day for Indian shuttlers at the Hong Kong Open as P.V. Sindhu, K Srikanth and Ajay Jayaram, Prannoy, Jwala and Ashwini pair crashed out of the $350,000 Hong Kong Super Series 2015 event in the opening round on Wednesday.

In the absence of Saina Nehwal, the current world no.2 more ecpectations was with Sindhu in the womens singles.

However, Sindhu could not move up against the top seed and world champion Carolina Marin, and lost 21-17, 21-9 to the Spaniard in the women’s singles first round match lasting 35 minutes.

It was Sindhu infact who was leading the score at 17-11, after Marin finally decided to catch up with the score of Sindhu at 16-11. After which surged straight towards the match point giving only one point en route to her first game win 21-17.

In the Second game, Much was expected from Sindhu atleast to push the game to the decider. But, the Spaniard was in no mood to hand over points to Sindhu after 5-5. Marin took several points at a single stretch and made Sindhu to stand at 9 when she finally winded up the match at 21-9 in her favour.

Marin thus avenged her loss at the last months Denmark Open, where Sindhu defeated Marin

Kidambi Srikanth Loses In First Round At Hong Kong Open 2015

Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open 2015

HONG KONG: Srikanth suffered his fourth men’s singles first round loss in five tournaments at the prestigious Hong Kong Open 2015 on Wednesday at the Hong Kong Coliseum stadium as he went down to China’s Tian Houwei 21-16, 15-21, 24-22 in battle that lasted for 1 hour and 13 minutes.

In the absence of the injured Saina Nehwal, who has pulled out of the tournament, much was expected from Srikanth, the sixth seed here to carry India’s flag forward but, tumbled at the first round iteslf. However Srikanth haa the match point in his hands, who then made little use of the same and handed over to TIAN Houwei of China.

Tian Houwei opened the note in the first game and was training ahead of Srikanth, until Srikanth caught up wit hthe scores of Tian at 7-7 and 10-10 after which the Chinese raised ahead of Srikant hand pocketed the first game 21-16.

In the second, it was Srikanth was progressed consistently with scoring points and not leaving the Chinese to overtake him at any point and won the scond game thus pushing the game to the decider 21-15.

However, in the decider, it was again Tian who took control of the game and Srikanth was also not ready to give up. Both the players went ahead of each other till 19-19. After this point it was difficult for both the players to let others score a point. So, each played a tactical game. Tian raised to the match point 20-19, when srikanth caught up with Tian and raised to another match point to his favour at 21-20. But, Tian was in no mood to relax and again caught up with Srikant at 22-22. After which Tian made good work of his speed training and raised to 24-22 and winning the game against Srikanth.

This is the 5th straight loss of Srikanth to the chinese in 2015.

All The Indian Contigents Lose In First Round Of The Hong Kong Open 2015

.Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open 2015KOWLOON: The second day of the Hong Kong Open Super Series at the Hong Kong Coliseum turned out to be a bad day for the Indian camp as all the Indian shuttlers crashed out in the first round. Except Srikanth, others failed to live up to the expectations.

Srikanth put up a brave fight and was in his matchpoint when he did not convert this oppurtunity to his best against Houwei Tian, the world No. 10 Chinese who won 21-16, 15-21, 24-22 in a match that lasted an hour and 05 minutes.

This was Srikanth’s fifth straight defeat against Tian this year alone.

Without Saina, much was expected from P.V. Sindhu but could not get past the world No.1 and lost 21-17, 21-9 35 minutes of play. With this Marin has avenged here loss against Sindhu from last month’s Denmark Open.

Ajay Jayaram could not get past the world champion Chen Long and lost 21-17, 21-12. Chen Long has a record od 3-0 against Ajay this year alone.

The loss of H.S. Prannoy was probably the most disappointing one for the Indian squad. The world No. 21 was upset by a qualifier Kenta Nishimoto. The Japanese, who is ranked 59 in the world, dismissed Prannoy in three games in their first ever meeting.

In the women’s doubles, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were outsmarted by No. 8 seeds Kyung Eun Jung and Seung Chan Shin of Korea 12-21, 15-21 in 30 minutes.

“It was not a good show by the Indians. Srikanth lost a close one but rest of the players were just not good enough. They had their chances but could not convert them,” a dejected Gopichand told TOI.

It is for the first time in recent days where there is not a single Indian player to compete in the second round.

Ritika Thaker and Simran Singhi Pair In U 15 Girls Doubles Finals


(Image Courtesy:baddysmash.wordpress.com).

(Image Courtesy:baddysmash.wordpress.com).

NAGPUR: Ritika Thaker and Simran Singhi continued with their dream run in the U-15 girls doubles category in the 29th Sub Junior National Badminton Championships 2015 at Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) on Wednesday to play their Finals.

During their quarterfinals match Ritika Thaker and Simran came from one game down to defeat Unnati Bisht and Aakarshi Kashyap, the fourth seeds in the tournament 21-23, 21-16, 21-18 in a match that lasted for almost an hour.

In the semi-finals match Ritika and Simran defeated eighth seeded Keyura Mopati and Ruhi Raju of Telangana 21-7, 21-11 in just 20 minutes and made their second successive final in the sub junior nationals. Ritika and Simran are second seede here.