Badminton World Championships 2018: 7 out of 8 Indians Proceed on Day 1, Saina and Srikanth Start Campaign on Day 2

Day 1 of Badminton World Championships 2018 saw Indian start with a defeat in Women’s Doubles but then 2 Men’s Singles, 1 Men’s Doubles and 4 Mixed Doubles helped India end day by winning all remaining 7 matches. On Day 1, overall 4 matches lasted more than 1 hour while the shortest match was of 18 minutes between players from other nations. Day 2 will see 13 matches for Indians as Saina Nehwal and Srikanth Kidambi start campaign in Round 2. Check today’s results and tomorrow’s schedule for Indian and also highlights of overall Day 1.

Shortest and Longest Matches of the Day

    Shortest Match of the Day: 18 minutes: Women’s Doubles Russian pair (Ekaterina and Alina) def Malaysian pair and Mixed Doubles pair of Jacco/Selena (Netherlands) def Malaysian pair
    Longest Match of the day: 1 hour 10 minutes Men’s Singles Raul Must of Estonia def Vladimir Malkov of Russia 21-13 15-21 21-15

Indian Results on Day 1: 7 won, 1 lost

    Sanyogita Ghorpade / Prajakta Sawant lost to Turkish pair 20-22 14-21
    Manu Attri / Sumeeth Reddy def Bulgarian pair 21-13 21-18
    11th seed HS Prannoy def Abhinav Manota (New Zealand) 21-12 21-11
    Sameer Verma def Lucas (France)
    Pranaav Jerry Chopra / Sikki Reddy def Czech Republic pair 21-17 21-15 in 30 minutes
    Saurabh Shah / Anoushka Parikh def Nigeria pair 21-13 21-12
    Rohan Kapoor / Kuhoo Garg def Canadian pair 21-19 21-6 in 28 mnts
    Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Ashwini Ponnappa def Niclas / Sara (Denmark) 21-9 22-20 in 36 minutes

Day 1 Wins for Indians

    1. Manu Attri / Sumeeth Reddy have set up clash with 7th seed Japanese pair Takuto Inoue and Yuki Kaneko in 2nd Round. Head-to-head they have played only one match in 2013 Polish Open where Japanese pair won 21-16 21-16.
    2. 11th seed HS Prannoy def Abhinav Manota (New Zealand) 21-12 21-11. He will meet 39th seed Ygor Coelho of Brazil in Round 2. They have not played each other before.
    3. Pranaav Jerry Chopra / Sikki Reddy def Czech Republic pair 21-17 21-15 in 30 minutes to set up 2nd Round clash with 12th seed Indonesian pair whom they have defeated the only time they met at Indian Open 2018 when they won 21-16 17-21 17-21.
    4. Sameer Verma wins 21-13 21-10 to set up Round 2 clash with 9th seed Lin Dan, who leads Sameer 1-0 after winning 21-19 21-9 at New Zealand Open 2018.
    5. Mixed Doubles team of Saurabh Sharma / Anoushka Parikh won 21-13 21-12 to set up Round 2 match with 8th seed Malaysian pair. They will play each other first time.
    6. Mixed Doubles team Satwik and Ashwini, seeded 39th, win 21-9 22-20 in 36 minutes to set up Round 2 match with 15th seed German pair.
    7. Coming directly from Russian Open after winning Silver medals, Mixed Doubles pair of Rohan Kapoor / Kuhoo Garg won 21-19 21-6 in 28 mnts to set up 2nd Round clash with 6th seed English pair of AdCock couple.

Schedule for Day 2

    7.30 a.m. Pranaav Jerry Chopra / Sikki Reddy vs 12th seed Indonesian pair
    8.20 a.m. Tarun Kona / Saurabh Sharma vs Hong Kong pair
    8.20 a.m. 5th seed Srikanth Kidambi vs Nhat (Ireland)
    9.10 a.m. Arjun MR / Ramchandran Shlok vs Malaysian pair
    10.00 a.m. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Ashwini Ponnappa vs 15th seed German pair
    10.00 a.m. Rohan Kapoor / Kuhoo Garg vs 6th seed Chris/Gabrielle AdCock (England)
    11.30 a.m. 10th seed Saina Nehwal vs Aliye (Turkey)
    11.40 a.m. Meghna Jakkampudi / Poorvisha S Ram vs Netherlands pair
    01.00 p.m. Saurabh Shah / Anoushka Parikh vs 8th seed Malaysian pair
    3.00 p.m. Ashwini Ponnappa / Sikki Reddy vs Chinese Taipei pair
    3.40 p.m. Satwiksairaj Rankiredyy / Chirag Shetty vs England pair
    3.50 p.m. Sai Praneeth B vs 4th seed Son Wan Ho (Korea) – Sai moves to Round 2 with Walkover
    4.30 p.m. Kuhoo Garg / Ningshi Block Hazarika vs Chinese Taipei pair

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