In the opening round, Alex Lanier defeated Meiraba Luwang Maisnam, ranked No. 69 in the world, 21-14, 21-18. On Wednesday, Priyanshu Rajawat will face Denmark’s Victor Svendsen, number 44 in the world. MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila, a men’s doubles team that started their game in the main draw, also made it to the second round.
World No. 41 men’s doubles Christopher Grimley and Matthew Grimley of Scotland were upset by MR Arjun-Dhruv Kapila in the round of 32 16-21, 21-17 and 21-12. The world No. 36 badminton team of Chinese Taipei, Chang Ko-Chi and Po Li-Wei will then play against the Indian team. In contrast, Krishna Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Panjala missed a promising start, losing to Andreas Sondergaard and Jesper Toft of Denmark in the round of 32, losing 24:22, 19:21 and 19:21.
India’s mixed doubles qualifying round challenge came to an end as both Indian teams, Rohan Kapoor-N Sikki Reddy and b Sumeeth Reddy– Ashwini Ponnappa, got no further. B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lost to Chinese players He Ji Ting and Du Yue by 17:21, 21:19 and 13:21 respectively, while Rohan Kapoor and N Sikki Reddy to Amri Syahnawi and Winny Oktavina Kandow of Indonesia by 12: 0 lost 21, 22-20 and 19-21.
N Sikki Reddy and Arathi Sara Sunil, on the other hand, made it into the round of 16 in the women’s doubles main round. The Indian team lost the opening game but rallied to win the game 16-21, 21-18 and 21-11. Simran Singhi and Ritika Thaker were eliminated from qualifying for the women’s doubles after losing Clara Graversen and Natasja P. Anthonisen of Denmark 21-11, 21-19. Ashwini Bhat K and Shikha Gautam lost 21-11 and 24-22 to Anne Tran and Margot Lambert.