The Indian men’s badminton team has reached the quarter-finals of the Thomas Cup after 11 years.
The Indian men’s badminton team defeated Tahiti 5-0 to enter the quarter-finals of the Thomas Cup for the first time since 2010. India won the second match 5-0. Earlier on Sunday, he had defeated the Netherlands by the same margin. The win over Tahiti cemented India’s place in the top two in Group C. India’s star player Kidambi Srikanth was not even fielded in this match. His next match will be against China. This India will have to face a tough competition. If India beats China, then it can get an easy draw in the quarter-finals.
Against Tahiti, B Sai Praneeth registered a 21-5, 21-6 victory over Louis Beaubois in just 23 minutes in the opening singles. After this, Sameer Verma defeated Remi Rossi 21-12, 21-12 to give the team a 2-0 lead. This match lasted for 41 minutes. Kiran George gave India an unassailable lead in the third men’s singles by defeating Elias Maublanc 21-4 21-2 in just 15 minutes. In doubles, Krishna Prasad and Vishnu Vardhan won 21-8, 21-7 in 21 minutes while Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated Maublanc and Heeva Yvonet 21-5, 21-3 in the final match of the day. defeated.
🇮🇳 men registered yet another superb win. They defeated 🇵🇫 by 5️⃣-0️⃣ in 2nd group stage tie of #ThomasCup2020 on tuesday. Checkout the final scores ⬇️#ThomasUberCup2020#IndiaontheRise#Badminton pic.twitter.com/FEXo5J5l9B
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Indian men played quarter finals in 2010
The Indian men’s team had earlier made it to the quarter-finals of the Thomas Cup in 2010, where they lost to Indonesia. The Indian women’s team also reached the quarter-finals of the Uber Cup after beating Scotland 3-1 on Tuesday. Today the Indian women’s team has to face Thailand in the last group match.
The performance of Thomas Cup and Uber Cup is encouraging for Indian badminton as players were not able to perform well in the Sudirman Cup played in Vanata, Finland recently. One reason for this was the absence of many star players. The Thomas and Uber Cup lasts for a week and 16 countries from five continents are participating.
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