All England Open: While Others Fail Against Qualifiers, Saina, Sindhu and Prannoy Enter Round 2

Indians have a poor record at All England Open. It has been no different for others in All England Open 2017 also as Indian contingent was reduced to just 3. While none qualified for Main Draw, in the first round of Main Draw multiple players failed against the qualifiers. The silver lining was again Saina Nehwal, who knocked out the defending champion to enter another Round 2 at England Open. Sindhu entered 2nd round, and her biggest challenge is to overcome the dubious record of not crossing beyond at England Open. HS Prannoy played the longest match of the day to join both in Round 2. Except Kashyap none has accompanied Saina beyond Round 2. India will be looking for a change of fortune today. Three top seeds were knocked out in Round 1. Check the Indian results, and schedule.

Indians at England Open: 2013, 2015, 2016

Seeds Knocked out in Round 1

    1. 7th seed Women’s Doubles pair (China) by fellow chinese team
    2. 2nd seed Men’s Doubles pair of Mathias Boe / Mogensen (Denmark) by Chinese team
    3. 4th seed Mixed Doubles Indonesian pair by Japanese pair

Indian Winners of 1st Round
Saina nehwal

    WS 8th seed Saina Nehwal def Nozomi Okuhara (Japan) 21-15 21-14 in 38 minutes
    WS 6th seed PV Sindhu def Mette Poulseri (Denmark) 21-10 21-11 in 29 minutes
    MS HS Prannoy def Qiao Bin (China) 17-21 22-20 21-19 in 1 hour 22 minutes

Indians Knocked out in 1st Round

    WD Jakkampudi Meghana / Poorvisha S Ram lost to Chinese Taipei pair 21-19 21-12 in 31 minutes
    MD Manu Attri / Sumeeth Reddy lost to English qualifiers 21-19 10-21 21-18 in 47 minutes
    MS Ajay Jayaram lost to Huang Yuxiang (China) 21-19 21-13 in 35 minutes
    MS Kidambi Srikanth lost to qualifier Junpeng Zhao (China) 21-19 19-21 21-12 in 56 minutes
    XD Pranaav Jerry Chopra / Sikki Reddy lost to unseeded Korean pair 21-19 22-20 in 45 minutes

Schedule for Round 2

    4.30 p.m. 6th seed Sindhu vs Dinar Dyah Ayustine (Indonesia)
    5.30 p.m. HS Prannoy vs 7th seed Houwei Tian (China)
    6.20 p.m. 8th seed Saina Nehwal vs Fabienne Deprez (Germany)

While Sindhu and Prannoy meet their opponents first time, Saina has won her only match against the 63rd ranked German opponent. She won 21-15 21-10 at Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2016.

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