Lakshya Sen and PV Sindhu lead Indian team at Korea Open 2022 –

Badminton News: Rising Indian badminton star Lakshya Sen and two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu will lead the Indian team competition in the Korea Open Super 500 tournament starting Tuesday.

With back-to-back German Open and English Open finals, Lakshya Sen is at his best and will be looking to get his third chance when he opens the competition against world number 25 Lu Guang Zu from China.

However, it will not be an easy match for Lakshya Sen as the men’s singles draw is presented by several tough competitors such as two Indonesian players, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (first seed) and Jonatan Christie (third seed), champion of the world and fourth seeded Loh. Kean Yew. , Malaysia’s second seed Lee Zii Jia and Thailand’s tough Kunlavut Vitidsarn occupy the eighth seed.

World championship bronze medalist Lakshya Sen clinched his first Super 500 crown at the Indian Open in January before making the final two appearances and he will be eager to claim his second title of the season in Suncheon.

PV Sindhu, on the other hand, has won two Super 300 titles this season at the Syed Modi International and the Swiss Open and the third seed from India will be looking to continue his fine form when he starts the match against Lauren Lam of the United States. .

Aya Ohori will likely be her next opponent, while two wins will see her face left-hander Supanida Katethong or Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan.

London Olympics bronze medalist Saina Nehwal has looked like a pale shadow of herself for the past year and a half and the Indian players will be hoping to put on an even better show when she debuts against Japan’s Asuka Takahashi.

Among all Indian badminton players, if there is one who has shown extraordinary tenacity in the face of adversity, it is HS Prannoy, who battled various health issues to reach his first final in three years at the Swiss Open 2022.

Although it ended in a narrow loss, Prannoy, a former top 10 player, will be eager to unleash his “beast mode” on the court again when he opens the tournament against Malaysia’s Cheam June Wei.

Fifth-seeded World Championship silver medalist Kidambi Srikanth is also playing well but he struggles to finish games from close range and that aspect will be his concern when he starts the competition against Malaysia’s Liew Daren.

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