Sunday, September 24, 2023

Madrid Spain Masters: PV Sindhu reaches semi-finals, Srikanth qualifies…

PV Sindhu
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Two-time Olympic medalist Indian badminton star PV Sindhu stormed into the semi-finals of the Madrid Spain Masters. In men’s singles, Kidambi Srikanth crashed out in the quarterfinals. Sindhu has been successful in reaching the last four rounds of a tournament for the first time this year. PV defeated Mia Blichfeld of Denmark 21-14, 21-17.

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Srikanth went down 18-21, 15-21 to top seed Kenta Nishimoto of Japan. This is his third defeat against this Japanese player. Seeded second, the 27-year-old Sindhu made a comeback this year after a long injury break and could not go past the second round of the opening tournaments this year.

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The former world champion won the first game in complete dominance. She was trailing in the second game but came back from 6-12 down to win the match in straight games. Sindhu will take on unseeded Yeo Jia Min of Singapore in the semi-finals.

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