Already by means of to the quarterfinals, the Indian males’s badminton team misplaced 1-4 to China in their final group match of the Thomas Cup in Denmark on Thursday, ending the group in second place behind China, and organising a quarterfinal towards Denmark on Friday.
Only the doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty managed a win towards China as they beat He Ji Ting and Zhou Hao Dong 21-14 21-14 in a 41-minute contest. Earlier, Kidambi Srikanth started the day with a 12-21 16-21 loss to Shi Yu Qi in 36 minutes, earlier than Sameer Verma misplaced towards Lu Guang Ju 21-14 9-21 22-24.
The different doubles pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila misplaced 24-26 19-21 to Liu Cheng and Wang Yi Lyu in 52 minutes earlier than Kiran George misplaced to Li Shi Feng 15-21 17-21 in the 43-minute singles match.
The defeat towards China was the primary for the lads’s team in the event. They had overwhelmed the Netherlands 5-0 on Sunday earlier than notching up a victory towards Tahiti by an an identical margin on Tuesday to qualify for the Thomas Cup quarterfinals for the primary time since 2010.
Meanwhile, the women’s team is out of the Uber Cup after shedding to Japan in the quarterfinals.
Competing with out high stars like PV Sindhu and hampered by the injury-forced ouster of Saina Nehwal, the Indian girls had been outplayed by their Japanese opponents, who claimed the tie by establishing a 3-0 benefit.
Malvika Bansod misplaced 12-21 17-21 in 34 minutes to world No. 5 Akane Yamaguchi in the primary match. The pair of Tanisha Carsto and Rutaparna Panda then suffered an 8-21 10-21 defeat towards Yuki Fukushima and Mayu Matsumoto as Japan took a 2-0 lead. Aditi Bhatt was then outplayed 16-21 7-21 in simply 29 minutes in the second singles by Sayaka Takahashi as Japan sealed the best-of-five tie.