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Highlights Denmark Open Superseries Premier 2017, Day 2: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth advance; PV Sindhu bows out

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Highlights Denmark Open Superseries Premier 2017, Day 2: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth advance; PV Sindhu bows out
  • 21:13 (IST)

    It is the end of the road for Sai Praneeth as he bows out of the tournament after losing 10-21, 15-21

  • 10:08 (IST)

    Well, well, to make it a bitter sweet day for India, PV Sindhu has suffered a shock defeat to China's Chen Yufei  and that too in straight games - 17-21 21-23

  • 22:39 (IST)

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  • 22:30 (IST)

    An intense battle between two top-class players ends with Saina Nehwal defeating Carolina Marin 22-20, 21-18 in a 46-minute encounter 

  • 22:23 (IST)

    20-17! Saina Nehwal is at match point!!!

  • 22:19 (IST)

  • 22:17 (IST)

    13-11! Saina holds on to the lead but Marin is known to hit hard when it matters. Interesting phase ahead 

  • 22:14 (IST)

    11-8! It is advantage Saina as she goes into the mid-game break with a 3-point lead over the Olympic gold medallist 

  • 22:12 (IST)

  • 22:09 (IST)

    5-5! Though Carolina Marin started off firmly against the Indian ace, both these players are back on the roller-coaster, trading point after point  

  • 22:02 (IST)

    22-20! The game finally swings to one end and it is Saina Nehwal who clinches that 22-minute opening game 

  • 21:59 (IST)

    19-19! Which way will the opening game swing? Saina or Marin? 

  • 21:52 (IST)

    14-14! What a start to this match. It is even stevens as both players are giving it all to break away and clinch the opening game 

  • 21:51 (IST)

    Denmark Open Superseries Premier: HS Prannoy wins; Satwiksairaj Rankireddy suffers twin defeats}

    World No. 15 Prannoy recovered from a 6-11 deficit in the second game to oust local player Emil Holst 21-18 21-19 in a hard-fought match.

  • 21:48 (IST)

    11-9! It is advantage Saina at the mid-game break. It is too slender an advantage to allow any sort of complacency to set in 

  • 21:46 (IST)

    7-7! A logical start to this match between two classy players. A tightly fought start to this hugely-anticipated match 

  • 21:40 (IST)

  • 21:37 (IST)

    It is time for the match of the day

    Saina Nehwal takes on Carolina Marin in the first round. The draws in Denmark Open has made a potential final become the opening game for these arch-rivals 

  • 21:30 (IST)

    Indian men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy are in action on Court 1 against the Danish pair of Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieter Kolding  

  • 21:19 (IST)

    It was hard-luck for Sai Praneeth who needed a good run in this Superseries Premier to amass all-important points that would keep him in good stead for qualifying for the year-ending BWF Dubai Superseries Masters Finals. He still has three more superseries events to book his place in Dubai.  

  • 21:03 (IST)

    11-8! Vittinghus goes into the mid-game break of the second game with a 3-point advantage. Will Praneeth conjure up something to push this match into a decider?

  • 20:55 (IST)

    10-21! Sai Praneeth loses opening game after his Danish opponent Vittinghus won 10 points on the trot to clinch the game

  • 20:54 (IST)

  • 20:48 (IST)

    20-13! Match point for Kidambi Srikanth. It has been a Srikanth show in the second game so far

  • 20:45 (IST)

    17-10! Kidambi Srikanth is just four points away from winning the game and match  

  • 20:44 (IST)

    11-7! It is Vittinghus who goes into the mid-game break with a 4-point advantage. 

  • 20:39 (IST)

    8-4! Sai Praneeth trails Vittinghus in the opening game. 

  • 20:38 (IST)

    11-2! Kidambi Srikanth races to a healthy lead in the second game. He goes into the mid-game break with a nine-point advantage

  • 20:35 (IST)

  • 20:34 (IST)

    4-1! Kidambi Srikanth races to a 3-point lead in the second game

  • 20:31 (IST)

    21-17! And it is Kidambi Srikanth who wins that opening game. Though Subhankar briefly threatened the World No 8, it is Srikanth who manages to clinch the first game 

  • 20:30 (IST)

    20-17! Srikanth closing in on winning the opening game in his match against fellow Indian Subhankar Dey 

  • 20:27 (IST)

    17-15! Kidambi Srikanth is now in the lead, but Subhankar is no pushover and is making him work hard for his points

  • 20:22 (IST)

    11-10! It is the qualifer who goes into the mid-game break with an advantage. Subhankar Dey will be pleased with his performance in the opening game, coming back from a deficit to maintain an advantage at the berak, even if it just a slender one

  • 20:17 (IST)

    7-3! Kidambi Srikanth opens up an early lead over Subhankar Dey who made his way into the main draw defeating Denmark's Kim Brun 21-12 13-21 21-15 and then got the better of another Danish player, Rasmus Gemke, 21-17 13-21 21-19 in the qualifiers 

  • 20:16 (IST)

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    Top seeded women's shuttler Tai Tzu Ying is in action on Court 4. She faces Cheung Ngan Yi from Hong Kong 

  • 19:28 (IST)

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    HS Prannoy wins the match 21-18, 21-19. He will now face the winner of the match between Lee Chong Wei and Pablo Abian

  • 19:19 (IST)

    17-14! Prannoy muscles his way into the lead and is threatening to run away with the game and match. Will Holst dig his heels in and push this game into a decider?

  • 19:15 (IST)

    13-12! Prannoy fights his way right back into the game and takes the lead 

  • 19:10 (IST)

    11-6! Emil Holst races into the mid-game break in the second game with a 5-point advantage. Is a decider on the cards? 

  • 19:06 (IST)

    6-4! Prannoy has opened up a slender 2-point lead in the second game

  • 19:02 (IST)

    21-18! Prannoy wins the opening game against Emil Holst 

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  • 18:55 (IST)

    17-14! Prannoy still holds the upper hand in the opening game, but only just. This opening game can still go either way 

  • 18:48 (IST)

    11-9! Prannoy holds a slender 2-point advantage over Holst at the break of the opening game. It has been a roller-coaster of a match so far with both the players dominating the game in spurts

  • 18:45 (IST)

    9-5! After trailing initially, Prannoy has now switched gears to increase his lead over the Dane

Day 1 Report: The fast-rising mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa entered the main draw but Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap bowed out at the Denmark Open Superseries Premier.

On a day when two-time Olympic champion and five-time world champion Lin Dan pulled out of the men's singles competition, Satwik and Ponnappa managed to earn two crucial wins to join Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy in the main draw of mixed doubles.

The Indian duo first beat Denmark's Kristoffer Knudsen and Isabella Nielsen 21-17, 21-13 and then notched up a 21-8 21-13 win over the German combo of Jones Ralfy Jansen and Eva Janssens.

In men's singles qualification, Kashyap overcame Denmark's Victor Svendsen 21-13 21-16, but lost to Japan's Takuma Ueda 4-21 19-21 in 36 minutes.

Subhankar Dey saw off Denmark's Kim Brun 21-12 13-21 21- 15 and then got the better of another Danish player, Rasmus Gemke, 21-17 13-21 21-19.

"I am disappointed that I conceded a few points in the last game. It has been happening to me. I was leading against Emil Holst at Dutch open last week. But I am happy to play in the main draw in my second Super Series," Subhankar said.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Oct 19, 2017 04:26 AM

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