Still struggling on her return from injury, Saina Nehwal played another tiring match but emerged winner in the first round. Hong Kong Open 2016 Runners up Sameer Verma bowed out in second round joining HS Prannoy who had to retire yesterday. Kashyap finally reached third round after his return from injury and joined Sai Praneeth in Round 3. Men’s Doubles team of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy also started Round 1 on winning note. View their today’s results and schedule for Day 3.
Results for Indians on Day 2
Top seed Saina Nehwal def Hanna Ramadin (Indonesia) 21-23 21-14 21-18 in 1 hour 3 minutes
3rd seed Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy def Lung/Hon (Hong Kong) 21-11 17-21 21-9 in 40 minutes
Parupalli Kashyap def Chun-Wei Chen 21-19 21-8 in 33 minutes
Sai Praneeth def Feixiang (China) 21-12 21-15 in 40 minutes
Sameer Verma lost to Bayu (Indonesia) 21-18 21-13
Indian Schedule on Dec 1
Saina Nehwal vs Dinar Dyah (Indonesia)
Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy vs Danny/Hendra (Indonesia)
P Kashyap vs Lin Yu Hsien (Taipei)
Sai Praneeth vs 5th seed Wong Wing Ki Vincent (Hong Kong)
While others have never played their opponents before, Sai Praneeth trails his opponent 1-2. Sai lost twice in 2011 and won in Badminton Asia Championships 2012.