Fuzhou (China): Ace India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will give the upcoming China Open a miss although different prime Indian shuttlers, together with as P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, will probably be aiming for glory after they start their marketing campaign on the $700,000 occasion starting right here on Tuesday.
Former World No. 1 Srikanth was slated to tackle reigning two-time world champion Kento Momota of Japan within the opening spherical, however he determined to tug out of the match.
India may also their pin hopes on the lads’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who made it to the ultimate of the French Open final month.
Sindhu and Saina, alternatively, had crashed early in three back-to-back tournaments in China, Korea and Denmark and the duo will certainly purpose to regain kind quickly.
Sixth seed Sindhu, who claimed the World Championships gold in August, will start her marketing campaign towards Germany’s Yvonne Li, whereas eighth seed Saina will tackle China’s Cai Yan Yan within the first spherical.
B. Sai Praneeth, who settled for a bronze on the World Championships, will tackle Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia, whereas Sameer Verma will start his marketing campaign towards Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk Yiu.
H.S. Prannoy will conflict towards Rasmus Gemke of Denmark within the first spherical.
Parupalli Kashyap, who reached the semifinals on the India Open and Korea Open, will face Thailand’s Sitthikom Thammasin within the opening spherical.
India’s blended doubles pair of Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra will tackle Taiwan’s Wang Chi-Lin and Cheng Chi Ya within the first spherical.