India defeated the Netherlands 5-0 on Sunday, defeating Tahiti by the same margin on Tuesday, and made their first appearance in the Thomas Cup quarterfinals since 2010.
Kidambi Srikanth defeated Shi Yuqi 12-21 16-21 in 36 minutes to start the day in India (AFP photo)
- India finished group engagement second only to China
- Only the double spares of Satwick Rankireddi and Chirag Shetty were able to win in Thailand with China.
- The defeat against China was the first for the men’s team in the tournament
Already until the quarter-finals, the Indian men’s badminton team was defeated by a formidable Chinese hand in the final group match of the Thomas Cup here on Thursday.
In this way, the Indians finished the group match in second place after China and played against Denmark in the final eight stages on Friday.
Only Satwiksairaj Lankireddi and Chirag Shetty doubles spares can defeat He Jitin and Chou Hao Dong 21-14 21-14 in a 41-minute contest to win Thailand with China. It’s done.
The victory of the Lankireddi and Shetty duo increased the confidence of the Indian team after the struggling Kidambi Srikanth lost to Shi Yuqi 12-21 16-21 in the 36th minute, starting the day in India.
Sameer Verma fought a tough fight against Gwangju, but eventually lost the singles match 21-14 9-2122-24 as India drew 1-2 in the 1 hour and 23 minute.
Another double spare of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila fought Liu Cheng and Wang Yilyu 24-26 19-21 in the 52nd minute, after which Kiran George lost to Li Shi Feng 15-2117-21 in a 43rd minute singles match. ..
The defeat against China was the first for the men’s team in the tournament.
It defeated the Netherlands 5-0 on Sunday before recording a victory over Tahiti by the same margin on Tuesday to compete in the Thomas Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2010.
The women’s team will face Japan in the Uber Cup quarter-final match later that day.
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Thomas Cup: India set up men’s quarterfinals vs Denmark after losing the final group match against China
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