Malaysia Masters Badminton LIVE: Sindhu, Saina & Prannoy headline first round action at Malaysia Masters – Follow LIVE updates

Malaysia Masters Badminton LIVE: Sindhu, Saina & Prannoy headline first round action at Malaysia Masters - Follow LIVE updates

Malaysia Masters Badminton LIVE –  India in Malaysia Masters Badminton: After disappointing at the Malaysian Open, Indian shuttlers will look to make amends this week as they gear up for the Malaysia Masters tournament. India’s singles campaign gets underway on Wednesday. PV Sindhu is the only seeded player from India in this tournament. Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy, Sameer Verma and Sai Praneeth are the other Indian shuttlers who will be in action in the singles in the tournament. Follow Malaysia Masters updates on InsideSport.IN 

Malaysia Masters Badminton LIVE: Sindhu, Saina & Prannoy headline first round action at Malaysia Masters – Follow LIVE updates

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Matches on Wednesday 

Men’s Singles 

  • Sai Praneeth vs Kevin Cordon – 8.10 AM 
  • Sameer Verma vs Chou Tien-chen – 9.30 AM 
  • Parupalli Kashyap vs Tommy Sugiarto – 12.10 PM 
  • HS Prannoy vs Brice Leverdez – 2.50 PM

Women’s Singles

  • PV Sindhu vs He Bing Jiao – 11.30 AM 
  • Saina Nehwal vs Kim Ga-eun – 1.30 PM 

Women’s Doubles

Ashwini Ponnappa / Sikki Reddy vs Kusuma / Pratiwi – 2.10 PM

Matches on Wednesday 

Men’s Singles 

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HS Prannoy vs Brice Leverdez

HS Prannoy is leading the men’s draw in the tournament and the 29-year old who is in a good form this year is looking to end his five-year wait for a BWF title. He finished as runner-up at the Swiss Open this year and also reached the semifinal at Indonesia Open. After bowing out from the quarterfinals at Malaysia Open he now looks to put on a good show at the Malaysia Masters.

He faces Brice Leverdez in the opening round. Leverdez has entered the main draw after replacing Shesar Hiren Rhustavito, who has withdrawn from the tournament.

Sai Praneeth vs Kevin Cordon 

Sai Praneeth has had a poor 2022 so far as he has played seven matches this year out of which he won just a solitary game so far. He is looking to get back to form and begins his Malaysian Masters campaign by facing Kevin Cordon in the first round. Both the players will face each other for the first time.

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Sameer Verma vs Chou Tien-chen 

After missing out few tournaments this year with injuries, Sameer Verma is looking to get back on track. His best perfromance this year is reaching the quarterfinals at the Swiss Open. At the Malaysia Masters he faces a big challnge from World No.4 Chou Tien-chen in the opening round. This will be the third meeting between both the players and Verma lost both their prevuious matches.

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PV Sindhu vs He Bing Jiao 

PV Sindhu is the only seeded player from India in this tournament and the Word No.7 takes on China’s He Bing Jiao in the opening round. Sindhu was ousted from the quarterfinal at the Malaysia Open last week and she will be looking to make a strong comeback at this tournament. Sindhu has won two titles this year and is looking to bag her third.

Meanwhile, Chochuwong has had some impressive performances this year. She started the year by winning the German Open. She also won the Korea Masters and reached the semifinals at Indonesia Open and Indonesia Masters.

This will be the 19th time both these players will face each other. Bing Jiao has a 10-8 lead in the head-to-head record. They last met this year in the first round at the Indonesia Open with Bing Jiao winning the match in straight sets. Sindhu will yet again face tough challenge.

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Saina Nehwal vs Kim Ga-eun 

Saina Nehwal who has endured a tough year so far is looking for resurgence. The 2021 Olympic bronze medallist hasn’t goen past the second round in any of the tournaments this year so far. After failing to cross the opening hurdle last week, she faces Kim Ga-eun in the first round.

This will be the fifth meeting between both the players and their head-to-head record is currently tied at 2-2. They last met this year at the Thailand Open with Sindhu losing the match in three sets.

Women’s Doubles

India’s women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy will be facing a qualifier in their first round contest on Wednesday.

First Round Results on Tuesday

Women’s Doubles

Treesa Jolly / Gayatri Gopichand lost to Pearly Tan / Thinaah Muralitharan –14-21, 14-21

Pooja Dandu / Arathi Sunil lost to Gabriela Stoeva / Stefani Stoeva 17-21, 17-21

Ashwini Bhat / Shikha Gautam lost to Yuki Fukushima / Sayaka Hirota – 7-21, 10-21

Qualifier

Malavika Bansod lost to Goh Jin Wei – 10-21 17-21 

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India’s Women’s doubles pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand bowed out from the tournament after losing 14-21, 14-21 against Malaysia’s Thinaah Muralitharan and Pearly Tan in the first round on Tuesday. None of the Indian women’s doubles pair managed to win their first round match on Tuesday as the combination of Ashwini Bhat and Shikha Gautam lost 7-21 10-21 to Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota of Japan while Pooja Dandu and Arathi Sara went down to Bulgaria’s Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva 17-21 17-21.

In the women’s singles, Malvika Bansod failed to qualify for the main draw as she suffered a 10-21 17-21 defeat against host country’s Goh Jin Wei in 33 minutes to exit from the Super 500 tournament.

Where to watch Malaysia Masters 2022 badminton live in India? The Malaysia Masters 2022 badminton will be telecasted live on Voot Select. The coverage will begin from the quarter-finals stage, which begins on July 8.

Round 1 and Round 2 matches will be live streamed on BWF’s official Youtube channel BWF TV.

Malaysia Masters Badminton LIVE: Sindhu, Saina & Prannoy headline first round action at Malaysia Masters – Follow LIVE updates

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