Veteran women badminton player Saina Nehwal has withdrawn her name from the Syed Modi International tournament at the last minute. This will further reduce the attraction of this tournament. After Saina’s withdrawal, all eyes will now remain on young male player Lakshya Sen, who will try to win the fifth title of the season. Saina, a former three-time champion, is troubled by illness and injuries in the current season, which has also shown an impact on her game. . She failed to advance to the first round in six tournaments this season. Saina had earlier withdrawn from the Premier Badminton League (PBL). In the men’s category, the target will face Thomas Roxel of France in the first round.
Veteran women badminton player Saina Nehwal has withdrawn her name from the Syed Modi International tournament at the last minute.
In the women’s singles, Mugdha Agre will present the Indian challenge. They will face Lianne Tan of Belgium in the first round. In the men’s singles, 2016 winner Kidambi Srikanth, defending champion Sameer Verma and world champion bronze medalist B Sai Praneeth will be strong contenders for the title. Srikanth, who is going to start his campaign against Russia’s Vladimir Malkov, will try to end the two-year title drought. Fourth seed Praneeth will start his campaign against Iskander Zulkarnain of Malaysia while two-time champion Sameer compatriot Ajay Jayaram.