National Badminton Championship: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth in semis

Nagpur: Olympic medallists P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal cruised into the ladies’ singles semi-finals while men’s reality number two Kidambi Srikanth likewise scored up an agreeable win in the 82nd Senior National Badminton Championship here today.

In the ladies’ singles quarter-finals, London Games bronze medallist Saina whipped Aakarshi Kashyap 21-17 21-10. In another last-eight match, Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu demonstrated too useful for Shriyanshi Pardeshi, winning her match 21-11 21-17.

In the men’s singles rivalry, India’s best male shuttler Srikanth had it simple as he dispatched Shubham Prajapati 21-17 23-21. The procedures in the quarter-finals began with the blended copies twosome of Satwik Sai Raj R and Ashwini Ponnappa going up against Shivam Sharma and Poorvisha S Ram.

Satwik and Ponnappa, with their rapid and consistent coordination, figured out how to sack the principal diversion 21-14 and the second 21-12. Maharashtra Badminton Association president Arun Lakhani stated, “The nation’s best shuttlers absolutely demonstrated their fortitude today.

More than 10,000 onlookers, including 5,800 youngsters swung up to watch their saints live in real life over the span of the day and they didn’t baffle. “The aptitude in plain view was hypnotizing. Each match was an arresting display. However, even as our legends shone, India’s best in class badminton stars made their stamp. With everything taken into account an incredible day on which badminton rose as the greatest victor.”

Fundamental aftereffects of the day:

Ladies’ singles: Saina Nehwal (PET) beat Aakarshi Kashyap (AAI) 21-17 21-10; P V Sindhu (AP) beat Shriyanshi Pardeshi (MP) 21-11 21-17

Men’s singles: Kidambi Srikanth (PET) beat Shubham Prajapati (MP) 21-17 23-21

Blended copies: Satwik Sai Raj and Ashwini Ponnappa (AP/PET) beat Shivam Sharma and Poorvisha S Ram (RBI) 21-14 21-12.

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