It’s Day 2 at $750,000 the Australian open Superseries and there’s not much for the Indians to rejoice as the players didn’t have a great start with P V Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap & RMV Gurusaidutt going down in the 1st round itself. However, Saina Nehwal (World No. 1) & Kidambi Srikanth (World No.4) along with the duo, Jwala Gutta & Ashwini Ponappa brought some respite as they managed to qualify for further rounds. Here, we’ve tried to list out 5 matches that fans shouldn’t miss out today.
- Saina Nehwal v/s Sun Yu
The challenge of World No. 9 from China waits for the World No. 1 in the second round. The winner of the Singapore series has defeated Saina in the 2013 China Open, but Saina has defeated Sun Yu twice this year, the latest being during the Superseries held in Malaysia.
- K Srikanth v/s T. Hoi Wei
The world no. 4 from India was stretched to a 3 set match yesterday by the Danish player Hans-Kristian Vittinghus & it seems like it’s not going to be an easy way out for Srikanth today as well. The World No. 10 Chinese has defeated the Indian in the Malaysia Open Superseries.
- Chen Long v/s Hu Yun-
It’s going to be a nail-biting match between the top ranked Chinese and10th placed Hong Kong player. Hu Yun and Chen Long have faced each other twice earlier and both the meetings Hun Yun has been the better opponent, latest being Singapore Open. It will be interesting to see whether the World no-1 can turn the fortunes today or the biggest upset of the tournament awaits us.
- Michelle Li v/s Y. Hashimoto-
It’s a battle of Giant killers today. Both the players have registered wins against the higher seeds in the 1st round. While World no-32, Y. Hashimoto pulled off the biggest upset of the tournament so far, by defeating World no-6, Ratchanok Intanon. On the other hand, World no-16, Michelle Li also defeated World no-10, N. Okuhuara of Japan.
- Jwala Gutta & Ashwini Ponappa v/s N.k Maheswari & Polli G–
The Commonwealth Gold Medalist Indian duo is not having a great year. Having registered their win yesterday, they would like to keep the good form going & enter into next round.