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French Open Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap Crash Out In Opening Round

Kidambi Srikanth lost 21-15, 7-21, 14-21 to Chinese Taipei's Chou Tien Chen in the opening round of the French Open badminton tournament on Wednesday.

French Open Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap Crash Out In Opening Round
Kidambi Srikanth didn't live up to his potential at the French Open badminton tournament. | Twitter
French Open Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap Crash Out In Opening Round
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2019-10-23T22:37:05+05:30

India's Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap were both ousted in the opening round of the men's singles event at the French Open Paris on Wednesday. (More Badminton News)

While Srikanth fought hard for 55 minutes against second seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei before losing 15-21 21-7 21-14, Kashyap was no match for Hong Kong's Ng Ka Long Angus, losing 11-21 9-21.

Another Indian male shuttler Sameer Verma to suffered the same fate as he lost 22-20 18-21 18-21 to Japan's Kenta Nishimoto in the first round.

Shubhanker Dey now remains the lone Indian in the men's singles contest, having progressed to the second round where he will be up against Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia.

India's challenge, however, came to an end in the opening round of the mixed doubles event with the ouster of the pairs of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa and Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy.

While Rankireddy and Ponappa lost 17-21 18-21 against fourth seed Seo Seung Jae and Chae Yujung of Korea, Chopra and Reddy combination was shown the door by England's Chris Adcock and Gabriellle Adcock 13-21 18-21.

It was a mixed outing for India in the men's doubles event as Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty progressed to the second round but it was curtains for the other Indian pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy.

While Rankireddy and Shetty defeated Netherlands pair of Robin Tabeling
21-16 21-14, Attri and Reddy lost 19-21 22-20 15-21 against England's Ben Lane
Sean Vendy.

There was bad news for India in the women's doubles event as well as the pair of Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy lost 21-16 13-21 17-21 against fifth seed Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan of Korea.

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