Kidambi Srikanth leads Indian team into 3rd round of Swiss Open

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B Sai Praneeth is one of the rising badminton stars from India (photo: Badminton Swiss Open)

Basel: Top seed Kidambi Srikanth along with other Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram and B Sai Praneeth entered the third round of the USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton championship on Wednesday.B Sai Praneeth is one of the rising badminton stars from India (photo: Badminton Swiss Open)

 

World No. 5 Srikanth, who hogged the limelight last year after winning the China Super Series Premier, defeated Germany’s Dieter Domke 21-10 21-14 to set up a clash with Denmark’s Emil Holst.

The 22-year-old from Andra Pradesh had defeated France’s Lucas Corvee 21-18 21-10 in the opening round.

Among others, Dutch Open winner Ajay Jayaram defeated fifth seed Hong Kong’s Hu Yun 21-7 21-7 in a lop-sided match and will clash with Belgium’s Yuhan Tan next.

Rising shuttler B Sai Praneeth prevailed over Malaysia’s Beryno Jiann Tze Wong 21-11 21-13 in a 23-minute match. He had beaten Croatia’s Luka Zdenjak 21-9 21-9 in the first round and will meet Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Jen Hao, who is seeded seventh in the tournament.

In men’s doubles, Indian duo of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy will meet Indonesian pair of Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira and Ade Yusuf in the first round.

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