Thailand Open: Indian Trio of Srikanth, Sameer & Prannoy suffers 1st round defeat

January 22, 2020

BadmintonKidambi Srikanth

  • India’s Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Verma and HS Prannoy were on Wednesday knocked out of the Thailand Masters Badminton after suffering first-round defeats in Bangkok.
  • Verma lost to Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia 16-21, 15-21 in a 39-minute men’s singles match in the BWF World Tour Super 300 event.
  • The story went on similar lines for the fifth seeded Srikanth, who went down to Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia 21-12, 14-21, 12-21 in a match that lasted 48 minutes. This was Srikanth’s third consecutive first-round exit this season.
  • Prannoy also suffered a defeat to Daren Liew in the first round 21-17, 20-22, 21-19 in a contest that lasted an hour and eight minutes.

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