Indonesia Masters Badminton LIVE: Saina Nehwal leads in 1st game, Lakshya Sen defeats Kodai Naraoka, Srikanth loses in first round – Follow LIVE

Indonesia Masters Badminton LIVE: Saina Nehwal is in action in first round of Indonesia Masters. She faces Chinese Taipei’s Pai Yu Po. Ninth seed Lakshya Sen has made a great start to his Indonesia Masters campaign. The World No.10 sailed past World No.7 Kodai Naraoka in straight games 21-12, 21-11 in the first round of the Indonesia Masters. Kidambi Srikanth meanwhile has bowed out from the first round of the Indonesian Masters. The unseeded Indian went down in straight games 10-21, 22-24 against Indonesia’s Shesar Rhustavito on Wednesday, 25th January 2023. HS Prannoy, are also beginning  their Indonesia Masters campaign today. Prannoy faces Kanta Tsuneyama. Malvika Bansod and Aakarshi Kashyap will also play their first round matches. Follow Indonesia Masters 2023 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN 

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Indonesia Masters Badminton LIVE: HS Prannoy, Srikanth, Saina Nehwal headline action in first round of Indonesia Masters, Lakshya Sen faces Kodai Naraoka in opening round – Follow LIVE updates

Men’s Singles 

  • Kidambi Srikanth LOST TO Shesar Rhustavito – 10-21, 22-24
  • Lakshya Sen BEAT Kodai Naraoka – 21-12, 21-11
  • Priyanshu Rajawat vs Chico Dwi Wordoyo – 01.40 PM 
  • HS Prannoy vs Kanta Tsuneyama – 6.40 PM 

Women’s Singles

  • Malvika Bansod vs Ratchanok Intanon – 2.00 PM 
  • Saina Nehwal vs Pai Yu Po – IN PROGRESS
  • Aakarshi Kashyap vs Clara Azurmendi – 6.30 PM 

Mixed Doubles

  • Ishaan Bhatnagar/Tanisha Crasto vs Thom Gicquel/Delphine Delrue – 4.30 PM 
  • Rohan Kapoor/Sikki Reddy vs Hidayatullah/Pranata – 4.30 PM 
Indonesia Masters Badminton LIVE: HS Prannoy, Srikanth, Saina Nehwal headline action in first round of Indonesia Masters, Lakshya Sen faces Kodai Naraoka in opening round - Follow LIVE updates
Indonesia Masters Badminton LIVE: HS Prannoy, Srikanth, Saina Nehwal headline action in first round of Indonesia Masters, Lakshya Sen faces Kodai Naraoka in opening round – Follow LIVE updates

Saina Nehwal vs Pai Yu Po

World No.28 Saina Nehwal looks for a winning start in the Indonesia Masters. She will face 32nd ranked Pai Yu Po in the first round of the tournament. Saina enters the contest as the favourite. Last week, the Indian made it to the second round at the India Open.

Yu Po, meanwhile began the year with a second round exit at the Malaysia Open. She then bowed out from the first round at the India Open. Saina Nehwal leads the Head-to-Head record 1-0 between both the players. They last met in 2016 at the Indonesia Open.

Aakarshi Kashyap will also begin her campaign at the Indonesia Masters on Tuesday. She will be facing Spain’s 45th ranked Clara Azurmendi in the first round.

Men’s Singles 

Lakshya Sen vs Kodai Naraoka 

  • 21-11 to Lakshya Sen, A smash from Lakshya helps him seal the contest.
  • 20-10 to Lakshya Sen, From 14-10, Lakshya Sen races to a 20-10 lead with six successive points.
  • 11-7 to Lakshya Sen, Lakshya Sen enters the interval with 11-7 lead.
  • 5-1 to Lakshya Sen, Lakshya Sen has started off with a 5-1 lead in the second game.

Second Game 

  • 21-12 to Lakshya Sen, Another smash from the Indian helps him win the set 21-12.
  • 20-10 to Lakshya Sen, Cross court smash from Lakshya gives him 10 match points.
  • 16-10 to Lakshya, Lakshya continues to dominate as he hits a body smash.
  • 11-6 to Lakshya Sen, Lakshya Sen enters the first game interval with a five-point lead after a brilliant cross-court smash.
  • 6-2 to Lakshya Sen, Lakshya Sen takes four-point lead at the start if the first game.

Lakshya Sen will face a tough challenge in the first round of the Indonesia Masters. He will begin his campaign by facing World No.7 Kodai Naraoka. Sen started the year with a first round defeat at the Malaysia Open. At the India Open, he failed to go past the second round as he went down in three games against Rasmus Gemke in the second round.

Kodai Naraoka meanwhile, finished as runner-up at the Malaysia Open this year. He however failed to follow that performance as he faced first round defeat in the India Open. He lost in three sets against Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew. Naraoka leads the head-to-head record against Lakshya Sen 3-1.

Indonesia Masters Badminton LIVE: HS Prannoy, Srikanth, Saina Nehwal headline action in first round of Indonesia Masters, Lakshya Sen faces Kodai Naraoka in opening round - Follow LIVE updates
Indonesia Masters Badminton LIVE: HS Prannoy, Srikanth, Saina Nehwal headline action in first round of Indonesia Masters, Lakshya Sen faces Kodai Naraoka in opening round – Follow LIVE updates

Kidambi Srikanth vs Shesar Rhustavito 

  • 24-22 to Rhustavito, Another net-error from Srikanth makes him lose the contest.
  • 22-22 to Rhustavito, A net-error from Srikanth levels score 22-22.
  • 22-21 to Srikanth, Srikanth hits a terrific smash to take 22-21 lead.
  • 20-19 to Rhustavito, Two successive SMASHES from Rhustavito takes him to two match points.
  • 18-18 to Rhustavito, From trailing 165-18, the Indonesian takes three points on the trot to level the scores
  • 15-12 to Srikanth, A cross-court smash from Srikanth gives him a 15-12 lead.
  • 11-8 to Srikanth, Rhustavito makes twoback-to-back net errors as Srikanth enters the interval with a three-point lead.
  • 6-5 to Rhustavito, The second game has started off with a neck-to-neck battle between both the players.

Second Game 

  • 21-10 to Rhustavito, From 12-10, Rhustavito takes nine points in a row as he went on to seal the first game 21-10.
  • 11-6 to Rhustavito, Rhustavito enters the break with a 11-6 lead.
  • 6-3 to Rhustavito, The Indonesian takes early lead in the first game.

First Game 

Kidambi Srikanth, who slid down to World No.14 in the rankings is aiming to climb up the ladder. He had a disappointing start to the season this year. He lost in the first round at Malaysia Open. At the India Open, he bowed out from the first round after losing against World No.1 Viktor Axelsen, He will now look to perform well at the Indonesia Masters. He begins his campaign by facing Indonesia’s Shesat Rhustavito.

Like Srikanth, Rhustavito too is yet to win a game in the tournament. He bowed out from the first round at Malaysia Open as well as India Open. The 26th ranked player looks to make a deep run in a tournament that is being held in his own country.

Indonesia Masters Badminton LIVE: HS Prannoy, Srikanth, Saina Nehwal headline action in first round of Indonesia Masters, Lakshya Sen faces Kodai Naraoka in opening round - Follow LIVE updates
Indonesia Masters Badminton LIVE: HS Prannoy, Srikanth, Saina Nehwal headline action in first round of Indonesia Masters, Lakshya Sen faces Kodai Naraoka in opening round – Follow LIVE updates

HS Prannoy vs Kanta Tsuneyama 

India’s No.1 ranked Men’s Singles player HS Prannoy began the year by reaching the quarterfinals at the Malaysia Open. He however suffered first round defeat at the India Open next week. The World No.8 went down in straight sets against compatriot Lakshya Sen. The eighth seed will begin his Indonesia Masters campaign by facing Japan’s Kenta Tsuneyama in the first round.

Kanta Tsuneyama started the year with a semifinal appearance at the Malysia Open. He then withdrew from the Indian Open and will be featuring in the Indonesia Masters. The World No.17 will face a tough challenge against in-form Prannoy.

Priyanshu Rajawat advanced to the main draw after playing in the qualifiers. Rajawat, who is ranked 54th in the world will face Indonesia’s Chico Dwi Wardoyo in the first round.

Women’s Singles 

Malvika Bansod vs Ratchanok Intanon

37th ranked Malvika Bansod will face fifth seeded Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon in the first round of the Indonesia Masters. Bansod is yet to win a match in 2023. She lost in the first round of both the Malaysia Open and India Open. She will yet again face a tough challenge against Thailand’s Intanon in the first round.

Intanon is ranked World No.5 She began the year at the India Open and bowed out from the second round. She suffered a straight set defeat against Carolina Marin. She enters as the favourite against Malvika Bansod.

Mixed Doubles 

India’s Tanisha Crasto and Ishaan Bhatnagar will begin their campaign against third seeded French pair Thom Giquel and Delphine Delrue.

Meanwhile, Rohan Kapoor and Sikki Reddy made it to the main draw after playing the qualifiers. They will face another fellow qualifiers in Jafar Hidayatullah and Aisyah Pranata.

Where to watch Indonesia Masters 2023 LIVE Streaming?

Fans in India can watch the Indonesia Masters 2023 LIVE on Voot Select and also at BWF’s official Youtube channel BWF TV.

Indonesia Masters Badminton LIVE: HS Prannoy, Srikanth, Saina Nehwal headline action in first round of Indonesia Masters, Lakshya Sen faces Kodai Naraoka in opening round – Follow LIVE updates

 

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