Singapore Open 2018: Indian shuttlers end campaign to cap off disappointing tournament

Singapore: The Indian badminton team, including its best bet Sourabh Verma, bowed out of the Singapore Open after a dismal outing on Thursday.

File image of Sourabh Verma. Image courtesy: Twitter @BAI_media

File image of Badminton player Sourabh Verma. Image courtesy: Twitter @BAI_Media

Verma lost to Vietnam's Tien Minh Nguyen 21-18 15-21 11-21 in 56 minutes in a men's singles match.

Rituparna Das was show the exit door by Yulia Yosephin Susanto of Indonesia 21-15 13-21 16-21 in a women's singles second round match.

The mixed doubles pair of India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa lost 21-14 16-21 21-14 to Honng Kong's seventh seeded Lee Chun Hei Reginald and Chau Hoi Wah.

Ruthvika Shivani succumbed 8-21 15-21 to Japanese fifth seed Sayaka Takahashi in another women's singles second round match.

Subhankar Dey, too, lost in straight games to Chinese Taipei's top seed Tien Chen Chou 13-21 14-21.

The men's doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, seeded second, lost to China's Ou Xuanyi and Xiangyu Ren 17-21 18-21.

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Updated Date: Jul 19, 2018 21:27:59 IST

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