Saina Nehwal vs Aliye Demirbag, BWF World Championship 2018 Live: Saina Nehwal Looks To Make A Confident Start
Later in the day, Saina Nehwal will begin India’s women’s singles campaign when she will face Aliye Demirbag of Turkey in the second round of the tournament. Saina had received a bye in the first round. However, Saina will be treading into uncharted territory as this is the first time that she will be up against her Turkish opponent. Currently, ranked 10th in the world, if Saina manages to beat her Turkish opponent, then she is expected to be up against Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the third round. A win against Intanon could pit Saina against Rio Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin of Spain.
Live Badminton Match between Saina Nehwal vs Aliye Demirbag, BWF Badminton World Championship 2018 at Nanjing, China
11:20 IST: Some good result coming up for the Indian fans! Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy win their mixed doubles first round match 10-21, 21-17, 21-18 against fifteenth-seed German’s Mark Lamsfuss and Isabel Herttrich.
10:36 IST: Kidambi Srikanth, the world no. 6, will face Pablo Abian from Spain in the third round tomorrow.
India opens Day 2 account with a win #WorldChampionship2018@srikidambi beat Nhat Nguyen representing Ireland 21-15;21-16 to reach the second round of @BWFWorldChamps. The world no 6 will face Pablo Abian from Spain in his Rd 3 encounter tomorrow. #IndiaontheRise #Nanjing2018 pic.twitter.com/p1Ze98E5nZ
— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) July 31, 2018
10:32 IST: The Indian mixed-doubles pair disappoints! Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg go down to sixth-seed Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock from England 12-21, 12-21 in straight games.
10:20 IST: Tenth seed Saina Nehwal will take on unseeded Aliye Demirbag from Turkey in the women’s singles tie, later in the day! Expect around 40-odd minutes for the premier India shuttler to take on the court.
10:00 IST: Another set-back for India! In the men’s doubles, the pair of Arjun M.R. and Ramachandran Shlok suffered defeat in straight games against Malaysian One Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi 14-21, 15-21 in 29 minutes.
09:36 IST: Thrilling comeback in women’s singles! Fourth seed Ratchanok Intanon comes from behind to defeat Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt 16-21, 22-20, 21-10 in a marathon one hour 16 minutes match.
.@RatchanokMay: never say never #TOTALBADMINTON #TOTALBWFWC2018 pic.twitter.com/4mPYhSIcXC
— BWF (@bwfmedia) July 31, 2018
09:16 IST: Meanwhile, in men’s doubles, Tarun Kona and Saurabh Sharma lose against Chin Chung and Chun Man Tang 20-22, 21-18, 17-21 from Hong Kong in 51 minutes.
09:09 IST: Kidambi Srikanth defeats Nhat Nguyen 21-15, 21-16 in 37 minutes to enter the second round.
09:04 IST: Kidambi Srikanth has taken 11-10 lead at the interval of the second game before taking six points in a row and make it 17-10.
08:58 IST: The second game has begun neck-in-neck, Kidambi Srikanth tries to take the lead with his patience and composure at the mid-game interval.
08:47 IST: Kidambi Srikanth clinches the last six points in a row to win the opening game 21-15. It was always his game to win, only for once Nguyen looked the better shuttler but failed to capitalise.
08:43 IST: What a comeback! Back to back points, Nguyen returns to take a slender 15-14 lead. First time in the game that the Irish has looked strong. He will want to make it count, what has Kidambi got up his sleeve here?
08:36 IST: Srikanth leads 11-5 in the opening game over Nguyen. A fierce start from the fifth seeded Indian.
08:23 IST: Kidambi makes a strong start, takes the initial points to lead in the opening game. Nguyen, on the other hand is making unforced errors.
08:15 IST: Fifth seed Srikanth is expected to cruise over unseeded Nhat Nguyen hailing from Ireland with ease.
08:10 IST: Kidambi Srikanth is world no. 6 while Nhat Nguyen ranks 87. Both the shuttlers will clash against each other for the very first time.
08:00 IST: Hello and welcome the live commentary of the men’s singles match between Kidambi Srikanth and Nhat Nguyen.
The first day of the World Championships saw HS Prannoy record a straight-game win against New Zealand’s Abhinav Manota on Monday. Prannoy, seeded 11th in the tournament, hardly broke a sweat as he cruised past the unseeded New Zealander 21-12, 21-11 in just 28 minutes. He will next take on Brazilian Ygor Coelho in the second round. The men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy , the mixed doubles pairs of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N.Sikki Reddy and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa also advanced to the second round.