Polly: The first day of the Indonesian Open badminton tournament was a disappointment for India. All the Indians who saw the field in 3 divisions embraced defeat in the first round.
In the Ottawa singles, Lakshya Sen lost 21-23, 15-21 to top-seeded Japanese player Kento Momota. The game ended in 54 minutes. In another match of the same division, P. Kashyap lost 11-21, 14-21 to Singapore’s Lo Keen Yew in 32 minutes.
In the Ottawa doubles, the MOAjun / Truv Kapila duo lost 20-22, 13-21 to South Korea’s Choi Solkyu / Kim Wonho. The game ended in 41 minutes. In the mixed doubles, Venkat Gaurav Prasad / Juhi Devangan lost 12-21, 4-21 in 23 minutes to Johns’ Jones Ralph Johnson / Linda Eflo.
India’s other key rivals, including Sindhu, will be seen in the match on Wednesday, the 2nd day.