Malaysia Masters 2018: B Sai Praneeth, Ashwini Ponnappa-N Sikki Reddy crash out of tournament
Indian shuttlers B Sai Praneeth and the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy bowed out of the Malaysia Masters badminton meet on Thursday.
Sibu: Indian shuttlers B Sai Praneeth and the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy bowed out of the Malaysia Masters badminton meet on Thursday.
Praneeth lost to top seeded Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 17 -21, 8-21 while Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy went down to Denmark's Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen 15-21, 15-21.
In men's singles, Praneeth battled for each point but in the second game he was outplayed in every department of the game and lost the second round issue in the just 28 minutes.
Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy lost their women's doubles match in 35 minutes to crash out of the competition.
India beat 14-time Thomas Cup champions Indonesia 3-0 to win the men's team badminton event for the first time. Kidambi Srikanth beat Jonatan Christie in the men's singles.
Indian men's badminton team defeated Malaysia 3-2 to reach their first Thomas Cup semi-final in 43 years.
India are in Group D alongside South Korea, Canada and the United States in Uber Cup Final.