Lakshya Sen and HS Prannoy, the heroes of India’s historic Thomas Cup triumph, have been drawn to conflict within the pre-quarterfinals of the Indonesia Open the place Saina Nehwal might run into nemesis Carolina Marin within the second spherical of the Tremendous Sequence 500 occasion, beginning on Tuesday.
The Indian shuttlers will look to hit high gear within the build-up to the Commonwealth Video games, beginning July 28.
The lads’s shuttlers touched a brand new excessive with their Thomas Cup exploits the place India defeated 14-time champions Indonesia to win their first-ever title.
World quantity 9 Sen, seeded seventh, will tackle Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus in a tough opening spherical conflict. The highest-ranked Indian has a 0-2 head-to-head document in opposition to Kristian.
Sen final confronted him within the Denmark Open in 2020 when he misplaced his pre-quarterfinal to the house favorite. The 20-year-old can be eager to higher his document in opposition to Kristian.
In absence of Thomas Cup hero Kidambi Srikkanth, the principle draw has 4 Indians with the opposite two being Parupalli Kashyap and Sameer Verma.
Prannoy can even run right into a Danish man in Rasmus Gemke, the identical opponent the Indian defeated within the must-win third singles within the Thomas Cup semifinals.
Drawn within the high half, thirty seventh seed Kashyap will face Tzu Wei Wang and if he overcomes the primary spherical hurdle then he’s anticipated to lock horns with world No. 1 and Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen.
Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu will lead the Indian problem within the girls’s singles’ fundamental draw.
After making a semifinal exit within the Thailand Open, double Olympic medallist Sindhu will look to go all the best way. She is going to start with a conflict in opposition to Line Christophersen of Denmark.
Saina, who missed the Uber Cup after lacking the trials, will open her marketing campaign in opposition to Denmark’s Line Hoejmark Kjaersfeldt, who’s ranked thirty third.
Within the males’s doubles, Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy will tackle native lads Pramudya Kusumawardana and Yeremia Erich Yoche Yacob Rambitan.
There are two Indian pairs within the girls’s doubles part.
Seeded twenty second, Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy discover themselves within the high half and open their marketing campaign in opposition to Jacqueline Lima and Samia Lima of Brazil.
The Indian duo faces a probably robust second-round conflict in opposition to the top-seed Chinese language duo of Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan.
Simran Singhi and Ritika Thaker are the second Indian pair in the principle draw, up in opposition to second seed Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan of South Korea, in its tournament-opener.