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Highlights, World Badminton Championships 2017, Results, Day 2: Sindhu, Praneeth and Jayaram win; Lee Chong Wei bows out

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Highlights, World Badminton Championships 2017, Results, Day 2: Sindhu, Praneeth and Jayaram win; Lee Chong Wei bows out

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Aug 23, 2017 - 02:18 (IST)
That's the end of the second day's play at the 2017 World Badminton Championships. All the four Indian men's singles - Srikanth, Praneeth, Jayaram and Sameer - have qualified for the next round, while PV Sindhu registered an easy win to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the women's singles. The shock of the day comes from the men's singles department as Brice Leverdez stunned Lee Chong Wei in a three-game thriller to put an end to the Malaysian's hope of winning the elusive gold for the very first time in his glittering career. He didn't look sharp but Leverdez aced it. We hope you enjoyed our live coverage, see you tomorrow. Good night!

Aug 23, 2017 - 01:39 (IST)

Aug 23, 2017 - 01:29 (IST)

Aug 23, 2017 - 01:19 (IST)

Victory for Viktor! 

Axelsen comes back from a game down to beat Takuma Ueda of Japan 17-21, 21-8, 21-13 in 61 minutes and seals his place into the next round of the men's singles event. 

Aug 23, 2017 - 01:10 (IST)

19-12! The Dane has done it. Three consecutive forehand drives to extend his lead. Ueda made a lot of net errors in this game. 

Aug 23, 2017 - 01:09 (IST)

Aug 23, 2017 - 01:07 (IST)

16-10! A ten-point lead in the decider can end up both ways. Let's see how the Dane takes it from here.

Aug 23, 2017 - 01:05 (IST)

Aug 23, 2017 - 01:05 (IST)

9-13! Ueda plays a cheeky drop shot to unsettle the Danish shuttler. The third and final game looks interesting. 

Aug 23, 2017 - 00:59 (IST)

9-5! Ueda is pushing hard from the mid-court with a couple of drop shots. Axlesen hits wide this time to gift the Japanese another point. It's 9-6 now


Preview: India's mixed doubles pairing of Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa were given a bye in the first round and will play their first match in the World Badminton Championships 2017 against 13 seeds Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping of China.

Meanwhile, Satwiksairaj and K Maneesha face Mathias C and Sara Thygsen of Denmark. India's 15th seeded mixed doubles pairing of Pranaav Chopra and Sikki Reddy go up against the Indo-Malaysian pairing of Y Khrishnan and P Sawant.

B Sai Praneeth plays his first match against Hong Kong's Wei Nan as the 15th seeded Indian begins his campaign. PV Sindhu begins her challenge for her first world championship when she takes on Kim Hyo Min. Austrian Luka Wraber is 13th seeded Ajay Jayaram's opponent in his first match.

Meghna J and Poorvisha Ram face-off against the Dutch pairing of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek while Satwik Sairaj and Chirag Shetty go up against Japan's Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe.

Ashwini teams up with Sikki Reddy in the women's doubles match against the Indonesian-Malaysian pair of R Amelia and Anna Cheong. The last match of the day for the Indian contingent will see Arjun MR and Shlok Ramchandran take on Chinese Taipei's Liao Chun and Cheng Su.

 

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