Sindhu, Srikanth, HS Prannoy and Men’s Doubles pair of Satwik/Chirag reached the quarterfinals of French Open Super Series 2017. No Indian has crossed quarterfinal for a long time at French Open Super Series after Saina’s 2012 Runners’ up performance. After a good day 1, three Indians lost today in Round 2 including Saina Nehwal. The most remarkable performance of Round 2 came from Men’s Doubles team who knocked out 6th seeds from Denmark and now they face 2nd seeds from Denmark. Check the results of Round 2, schedule for quarterfinals and also how the Indians are placed against opponents in previous career meets.
Results for Indians in Round 2
Sindhu def Sayaka Takahashi 21-14 21-13 in 39 minutes
Srikanth won 21-19 21-17 in 37 minutes
def 6th seed Mads/Kolding (Denmark) 22-20 12-21 21-19 in 1 hour
HS Prannoy won vs Vittinghus 21-11 21-12 in 31 minutes
Saina Nehwal lost 9-21 14-21
Sai Praneeth lost 21-13 21-17 in 44 minutes
8.30 p.m. 2nd Sindhu vs Chen Yufei
10.00 p.m. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty vs 2nd seed Denmark pair
10.15 p.m. 8th sed Srikanth Kidambi vs 4th seed Shi Yuqi (China)
10.30 p.m. HS Prannoy vs Jeon Hyeok Jin (Korea)
Yufei knocked out PV Sindhu in 1st Round of Denmark Open last week. Overall they have won 2 matches each against each other.
Srikanth has played against Yuqi twice and emerged winner in both the matches played in 2017.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost once to the Denmark pair. In 2017 Modi International they lost in fighting three sets match.
HS Prannoy lost the only match played against Jeon, in 2017 Canada Open.