2017 Vietnam Open: 26 Indians Aim To Win India’s First Title

Shlok Arjun win Iran International 2017

Still searching for first Indian winner in any event, India has sent a big contingent for Vietnam Open 2017. The tournament schedule is from Sept 4 to 10 and Indians start campaign on Tuesday. While 5 Indians start campaign from qualifiers, 15 Singles and 6 Doubles pair will play in Main Round. 5th seed Arjun MR vs Ramchandan Shlok (Men’s Doubles) and 15th seed Abhishek Yelegar (Men’s Singles) are the only Indians seeded in the tournament. After 1996 and 1997, from 2006 the tournament is held every year. Indian’s best has been one final and two semifinals in Men’s Singles. In 2017, winning the first title in Vietnam International should serve as inspiration for Vietnam Open title too.

India’s Best

    2014: 5th seed HS Prannoy Reached final and lost to top seed Indonesian in 3 sets.
    2011: 5th seed Ajay Jayaram and 12th seed Gurusaidutt lost semifinals to top two seeds.

Qualification Schedule on September 4
Women’s Singles

    Pardeshi Shreyanshi vs Supanida (Thailand)
    Anura Prabhudesai vs Huan (Chinese Taipei)
    Shikha Gautam vs Li Lian (Malaysia)

Men’s Doubles

    Arun George / Sanyam Shukla vs Thailand pair
    Hari Kiran Chereddi / Ajay Kumar vs Thailand pair

1st Round September 4
Men’s Singles

    15th seed Abhishek Yelegar vs Adulrach (Thailand)
    Lakshya Sen vs Jin Lei (Indonesia)
    Siril Verma vs 14th seed Igarashi (Japan)
    Rohit Yadav vs Chia Hung (Chinese Taipei)
    Rahul Yadav Chittaboina vs Sulistyo (Indonesia)
    Ajay Kumar vs Top seed Jen Hao (Chinese Taipei)
    NVS Vijetha vs Artyom (Uzbekistan)
    Pratul Joshi vs Firman (Indonesia)
    Kartikey Gulshan Kumar vs Woon Chai (Brunei Darussalem)

Other Indians in Main Round on Wednesday
Women’s Singles

    Vrushali Gummadi vs Jesica Muljati (Indonesia)
    Vaidehi Choudhari vs Qualifier
    Ruthvika Shivani Gadde vs Lianne (Belgium)
    Tanvi Lad vs Sarita (Thailand)
    Mugdha Agrey vs Qualifier
    Reshma Karthik vs Jia Min (Indonesia)

Women’s Doubles

    Sanyogita Ghorpade / Prajakta Sawant vs Top seed Malaysian pair
    Aparna Balan / Sruthi KP vs Chinese Taipei pair
    Shikha Gautam / Anura Prabhudesai vs Chinese Taipei pair
    Maneesha K / Arathi Sara Sunil vs Malaysian pair

Other Doubles

    Men’s Doubles: 5th seed Arjun MR / Ramchandan Shlok vs Qualifier
    Mixed Doubles: 3rd seed Prajakta Sawant / Yogendra (Malaysia) vs Malaysian pair

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