After China Open, Kidambi Srikanth Pulls Out Of Hong Kong Open
Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth is all set to miss the upcoming edition of Hong Open. Last week, Kidambi pulled out of China open as well, and this is the second consecutive tournament from which he will sit out.
The number 2 player in BWF rankings is still recovering from the muscle strain and has been advised rest for a week by the doctors,
“Srikanth is much better. The injury has almost healed. But we wanted to ensure that he is 100 per cent before he plays a tournament, not even 90 per cent, so we decided to give him another week’s time rest. We want him to be very good in the tournament he plays,” India physio C Kiran said.
Kidambi has been in red-hot form this year as he has won four titles viz French Oen, Denmark Open, Australian Open and Indonesia Open. He finished as the runner-up in the Singapore Open, where he was stunned by another Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth.
Apart from Kidambi, the other Indian shuttlers who will miss Hong Kong open are Sameer Verma and Ajay Jayaram.
Meanwhile, PV Sindhu loss to Gao Fangjie of China a couple of days back marked an end to India’s competition in the China Open. It was a surprising loss as the competition was a one-sided affair where Sindhu’s opponent defeated her by 21-11 and 21-10.
Saina Nehwal, who defeated Sindhu to clinch the National Championship a few days ago, was ruled out of the tournament in the second round after losing out to Akane Yamaguchi of Japan.
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