As Macau Open 2016 started on Tuesday, Sameer Verma, Parupalli Kashyap and Sai Praneeth B entered Round 2 of Men’s Doubles. HS Prannoy was forced to retire. Only other Indian in the tournament, Saina Nehwal is the top seed and will appear first time in Macau Open starting her campaign on Wednesday in Round 1. Three-time defending champion, PV Sindhu decided to skip the event as she has qualified for Dubai Super Series which features only top 8 seeds and Saina, returning from injury, did not qualify.
Day 1 Results for Indians
Sameer Verma def Milan (Czech) 21-11 21-16 in 33 minutes
7th seed HS Prannoy retired hurt vs Chun-Wei Chen (Taipei) 6-2
Sai Praneeth B def Hou Him Lam (Macau) 21-3 21-8 in 19 minutes
Parupalli Kashyap gets Walkover from Sim Guo Zheng (Malaysia)
Day 2 Schedule
Parupalli Kashyap vs Chun-Wei Chen (Taipei)
Sameer Verma vs Muhammad Bayu (Indonesia)
Sai Praneeth vs Sun Feixiang (China)
Top seed Saina Nehwal vs Hanna Ramadini (Indonesia)
Saina has won at India Open when she played Hanna once before.