S. Sankar Muthuswamy, a young Indian shuttler, won both of his games in the qualification round on Tuesday night to advance to the US Open main event. Second-seeded in the qualification round, Muthuswamy faced Brazilian Davi Silva in the opening round and easily defeated him to win 21-17, 21-11.
Davi attempted to challenge the Indians in the opening game, but Muthuswamy maintained his composure to win the first game. The Brazilian player had very little opportunity to win the second game, which Muthuswamy easily won 21-11.
Muthuswamy faced off against B.R. Sankeerth of Canada in the second match of the qualification round for the US Open, and he once more prevailed in straight games 21-11, 21-17 to book his spot in the main draw.
Wednesday’s main draw pits Muthuswamy against Ireland’s eighth-seeded Nhat Nguyen.
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Meanwhile Parupalli Kashyap had to retire in his QR2 due to a sprain
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Muthuswamy advanced to the main draw, however, Parupalli Kashyap, a seasoned Indian Badminton player, had a disappointing campaign outcome.
Kashyap was forced to give up in his second qualifying match against Koo Takahashi of Japan. Kashyap got off to a good start as he defeated Canadian Rohan Midha by the scores of 21-19, 21-17. However, the Japanese shuttler forced him to quit after he fell behind by the scores of 23-21, 11-7 in the second match.
Krishan Prasad and Vishnuavardhan Goud, the men’s doubles team who were also in the running, lost the opening match with a score of 21-14, 21-14, resulting in their elimination.
Along with other Indians, PV Sindhu will begin her tournament against Disha Gupta of the United States, and Lakshya Sen will face Kalle Koljonen of Finland. The All-England champion Li Shi Feng will be B Sai Praneeth‘s opponent in the opening round.