Sindhu, Men’s Singles Players and Doubles Pairs Eye 1st Japan Open Title for India

The Super Series, as known from 2007-2017, has been renamed as Super 750. Will the name change help Indians win first title at Japan Open? Saina Nehwal, who is not participating in 2018 event, with Mixed Doubles pair of Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Chopra are the only two Indian entries in semifinals of Japan Open. Today, at Japan Open 2018 Men’s Doubles pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy shocked the Olympic Silver winner 10th seed Malaysian pair in Round of 32. Sindhu and Men’s Singles pair play Round 3 on Thursday with 2017 semifinalist Mixed Doubles pair.

Result at Japan Open 2018 for Indians on Wednesday

    Manu Attri / Sumeeth Reddy def Goh V Shem / Kiong 15-21 23-21 21-19 in 54 minutes
    Satwik / Chirag lost to 3rd seed Japanese pair 12-21 17-21
    Ashwini / Sikki lost to Korean Pair 17-21 13-21

Schedule at Japan Open 2018 for Indians on Thursday

    8.00 a.m. Manu Attri / Sumeeth Reddy vs Chinese pair
    8.00 a.m. Pranaav Jerry Chopra / Sikki Reddy vs Malaysian pair
    11.30 a.m. 3rd seed PV Sindhu vs Gao (China) (Trails 0-1 in career meet)
    12.05 p.m. Srikanth vs Vincent (Hong Kong) (Leads 5-3 in career)
    1.00 p.m. HS Prannoy vs Ginting (Indonesia) (Leads 1-0 in career)

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