As the semifinals of Syed Modi International 2017 saw two major upsets, defending champion Srikanth lost to an Indian, while top seed Danish pair was knocked out by Indian pair. If Ashwini Ponnapppa (with Sikki) can create another upset tomorrow, India may end up with 4 out of 5 titles at Syed Modi International 2017 after joining Sikki Reddy and Pranaav in finals. Top seeds Sindhu is expected to win the title too in Women’s Singles. Earlier, besides titles in Singles, India has won only one doubles titles at Syed Modi International event. The finals will have overall 6 from India, 2 from Denmark (both top seeds), one each from Indonesia and Chinese Taipei. Check the results of semifinals, and schedule for finals.
Syed Modi International 2017:
18 out of 138 Indians reach Quarters, None of 17 in Men’s Doubles
Indians have already sealed two titles. First they had all four semifinalists in Men’s Singles, and now they have both finalists in Mixed Doubles as 7th seed Ashwini Ponnappa and Sumeeth Reddy shocked the top seed Danish pair of Nielsen/Pedersen and joined 2nd seed Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Chopra.
7th seed Ashwini Ponnappa / Sumeeth Reddy def Top seed Nielsen/Pedersen (Denmark) 19-21 21-18 21-18 in 1 hour 11 minutes
2nd seed Pranaav / Sikki Reddy def 5th seeds Mathias/Sara (Denmark) 21-18 21-13 in 40 minutes
Ashwini Ponnappa / Sikki Reddy def Sanjana Santhosh / Arathi Sara Sunil 18-21 21-12 21-13 in 47 minutes
Top seed Kamilla Rytter Juhl / Christinna Pedersen (Denmark) def 3rd seed Malaysian pair of Yin/Yap 23-21 21-14 in 50 minutes
PV Sindhu def 4th seed Fitriani (Indonesia) 21-11 21-19 in 38 minutes
Gregoria Mariska (Indonesia) def 6th seed Hanna Ramadini (Indonesia) 21-19 21-14 in 37 minutes
8th seed Sameer Verma def 15th seed Harsheel Dani 21-15 21-11 in 31 minutes
9th seed Sai Praneeth def 3rd seed Srikanth Kidambi 15-21 21-10 21-17 in 59 minutes
8th seed Ching Yao / Yang (Taipei) def 7th seed Berry/Hardianto (Indonesia) 21-16 21-17 in 43 minutes
Top seed Mathias Boe / Mogensen (Denmark) def 4th seed Fajar/Rian (Indonesia) 11-21 21-17 21-19 in 1 hour 4 minutes
Schedule for Finals
1. 2p.m. WD Top seed Kamilla Rytter Juhl / Christinna Pedersen (Denmark) vs Ashwini Ponnappa / Sikki Reddy
2. MD Top seed Mathias Boe / Mogensen (Denmark) vs 8th seed Ching Yao / Yang (Taipei)
3. MS 8th seed Sameer Verma def 9th seed Sai Praneeth
4. XD 2nd seed Pranaav / Sikki Reddy vs 7th seed Ashwini Ponnappa / Sumeeth Reddy
5. WS Top seed PV Sindhu vs Gregoria Mariska (Indonesia)
Sindhu leads Gregoria 1-0 in career meet. She won 21-16 19-21 21-12 at Indonesian Masters 2015.
Sai Praneeth leads Sameer Verma 2-1 in career meet.
Sameer won in 2014 Sri Lanka Open International, while Sai Praneeth first took revenge in Sri Lanka International Challenge 2015 and then won at Bangladesh Open International Badminton Challenge 2015.