Priyanshu Rajawat and Kidambi Srikanth in men’s singles and M.R. Arjun-Dhruv Kapila in men’s doubles bowed out of the Singapore Open at the Singapore Indoor Arena on Thursday, marking the end of the Indian campaign at the Super 750 event.
The world no. 37 Priyanshu lost his Round of 16 match to Kodai Naraoka of Japan 21-17, 21-16 in 47 minutes. Naraoka defeated H.S. Prannoy in the first round. Arjun-Dhruv, meanwhile, suffered a narrow defeat to England’s Ben Lane-Sean Vendy 21-15, 21-19 in 41 minutes.
Srikanth, the second men’s singles player in contention in the pre-quarterfinal, lost to world no. 42 Chinese Taipei shuttler Chia Hao Lee 15-21, 19-21 to mark the end of a lacklustre campaign for India at the Singapore Open.
Earlier, India’s star shuttlers P.V. Sindhu in women’s singles, H.S. Prannoy in men’s singles and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty in men’s doubles and Treesa Jolly-Gayatri Gopichand in women’s doubles made a first-round exit.
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