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Taipei Open: HS Prannoy To Lead Indian Contingent | Saina Nehwal Adds Star Power

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HS Prannoy aims to maintain his impressive form as he leads the Indian contingent at the Taipei Open badminton tournament, commencing on Tuesday. As the third seed in the men’s singles category of the BWF World Tour Super 300 event, Prannoy will take on a qualifier in the men’s singles opening round.

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After securing the Malaysia Masters Super 300 title last month, HS Prannoy showcased an impressive performance at the Indonesia Open, a Super 1000 tournament, reaching the semifinals. Unfortunately, he lost 15-21 15-21 to the world’s top-ranked player and eventual champion, Viktor Axelsen of Denmark. Prannoy is now determined to make amends for that defeat.

Joining Prannoy in the men’s singles are Meiraba Luwang Maisnam, who will face fifth seed Angus Ng Ka Long from Hong Kong, along with Kiran George, Sathish Kumar Karunakaran, Mithun Manjunath, and S. Sankar Muthusamy Subramanian.

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Kodai Naraoka is the top seed in men’s singles. Chou Tien Chen and Kenta Nishimoto are other top male players from Chinese Taipei in this tournament.

In the women’s singles, London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal aims to reclaim her form, accompanied by fellow Indian players Malvika Bansod, Aakarshi Kashyap, and Ruthvika Shivani Gadde. Saina’s opening-round opponent will be Thailand’s Pornpicha Choeikeewong, while Malvika will face the 3rd seed, Beiwen Zhang.

Unfortunately, the celebrated men’s doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who made history by securing India’s first-ever Super 1000 event victory on Sunday, will not participate in the Taipei tournament.

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