Thursday, March 2, 2017

German Open: K Srikanth advances to second round

 K Srikanth

Mulheim an der Ruhr (Germany): Top Indian shuttler K Srikanth made a resounding start to his campaign at the German Open, defeating Alen Roj of Slovakia in straight games here yesterday.

Srikanth brushed aside Alen 21-4, 21-11 in a lopsided opening round contest that lasted 21 minutes last night. He will face Japan’s Yusuke Onodera next.

Meanwhile, Subhankar Dey defeated China’s Zhao Junpeng 16-21, 21-17, 21-19, while Harshit Aggarwal defeated USA’s Bjorn Segun 18-21, 21-8, 21-6 in another match. Among others, it was curtains for Siril Verma and Harsheel Dani in men’s singles, while Tanvi Lad also bowed out of women’s singles.

Tanvi lost 14-21, 12-21 to Priskila Siahaya, while Siril suffered a 13-21, 10-21 loss against China’s Lin Dan.

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