BWF French Open 2019: Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap and Sameer Verma lose in opening round in men's singles event

India's challenge, however, came to an end in the opening round of the mixed doubles event with the ouster of the pairs of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa and Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy.

Press Trust of India October 23, 2019 19:25:41 IST
BWF French Open 2019: Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap and Sameer Verma lose in opening round in men's singles event
  • India's Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap were both ousted in the opening round of the men's singles event at the French Open

  • Srikanth fought hard for 55 minutes against second seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei before losing 15-21 21-7 21-14

  • Kashyap was no match for Hong Kong's Ng Ka Long Angus, losing 11-21 9-21

Paris: India's Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap were both ousted in the opening round of the men's singles event at the French Open on Wednesday.

BWF French Open 2019 Kidambi Srikanth Parupalli Kashyap and Sameer Verma lose in opening round in mens singles event

File image of Kidambi Srikanth. AFP

While Srikanth fought hard for 55 minutes against second seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei before losing 15-21 21-7 21-14, Kashyap was no match for Hong Kong's Ng Ka Long Angus, losing 11-21 9-21.

Another Indian male shuttler Sameer Verma to suffered the same fate as he lost 22-20 18-21 18-21 to Japan's Kenta Nishimoto in the first round.

Shubhankar Dey now remains the lone Indian in the men's singles contest, having progressed to the second round where he will be up against Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia.

India's challenge, however, came to an end in the opening round of the mixed doubles event with the ouster of the pairs of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa and Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy.

While Rankireddy and Ponappa lost 17-21 18-21 against fourth seed Seo Seung Jae and Chae Yujung of Korea, Chopra and Reddy combination was shown the door by England's Chris Adcock and Gabriellle Adcock 13-21 18-21

Updated Date:

also read

India Open 2022: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen enter semi-finals with contrasting wins
Sports

India Open 2022: PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen enter semi-finals with contrasting wins

Top seed Sindhu, a former world champion, took 36 minutes to get the better of 21-year-old Chaliha 21-7 21-18 and set up a last-four clash with Thailand's Supanida Katethong, seeded sixth.

Syed Modi International 2022: HS Prannoy breezes into 2nd round; Sourabh Verma suffers shock defeat
Sports

Syed Modi International 2022: HS Prannoy breezes into 2nd round; Sourabh Verma suffers shock defeat

Prannoy took just 36 minutes to get the better of Ukraine's Danylo Bosniuk 21-14 21-18 in his opening match.

Novak Djokovic could play in French Open under latest COVID-19 vaccine rules
Sports

Novak Djokovic could play in French Open under latest COVID-19 vaccine rules

Novak Djokovic was deported from Australia and barred from playing in the Australian Open for not meeting the country’s strict COVID-19 vaccination rules.