Srikanth displayed nice kind as he defeated Chou Tien-Chen from Taiwan with a convincing rating of 21-13, 21-13. Equally, Prannoy showcased his talent and prowess, securing a cushty victory towards Li Shifeng of China with a rating of 21-17, 21-13, advancing to the Spherical of 16.
The event is being held on the prestigious Yoyogi Nationwide Gymnasium in Tokyo.
Nevertheless, the ladies’s singles noticed disappointment for Indian participant Aakarshi Kashyap, who confronted a troublesome opponent in Akane Yamaguchi from Japan in her debut match.
Regardless of placing up a combat, Aakarshi could not overcome Yamaguchi’s formidable efficiency and was defeated with a scoreline of 17-21, 17-21.
Srikanth and Prannoy are set to face one another within the subsequent spherical of the lads’s singles competitors.
In girls’s doubles, the pair of Treesa Jolly and Pullela Gayatri Gopichand engaged in a battle towards the Japanese duo of Sayaka Hobara and Suizu. Regardless of shedding the opening sport, the Indians prevailed 11-21, 21-15, 21-14 to enter the pre-quarters.
Within the combined doubles class, the Promoted from Reserves (PFR) Indian pair of Rohan Kapoor and Nelakurihi Sikki Reddy didn’t take advantage of their alternative, as regardless of profitable the opening sport, they have been taken out by the Taiwanese duo of Ye Hong-wei and Lee Chia-hsin 21-18, 9-21, 18-21.
(With PTI Inputs)