Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Asian Games Badminton Draws Announced, Saina Nehwal Gets An Easy One

With the Asian Games to start on November 12th in Guangzhou, China, the Badminton draws were declared yesterday with Saina Nehwal getting a comparatively easy draw. Indian Badminton sensation Saina Nehwal has been in tremendous form and holds the World No. 3 ranking. She won a Gold medal at recently concluded Commonwealth Games and is seeded second at the Asian Games.
Saina Cwg

Due to the current form, Saina has been given a bye in the first round however she might face the sixth seeded Hong Kong shuttler Pui Yin Yip in the second round. The other Singles player Aditi Mutatkar will meet Sri Lankan Thilini Jayasinghe in the first round and is expected to set up a clash with fourth seeded Eriko Hirose of Japan in the second round.
In Men's Singles, Indian Shuttler and the CWG Bronze medal winner Parupalli Kashyap will meet World no. 9 Tien Minh Nguyen of Vietnam in the first round. The other Singles player, Chetan Anand, has a face-off with Sri Lankan player Niluka Karunaratne.
The Men's doubles pair of Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas will be meeting top seeded Malaysian pair of Kien Keat Koo and Boon Heong Tan. The CWG Gold medalist Women's double pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa will meet with Thailand pair of Savitree Amitrapai and P. Munkitchokecharoen in the first round before a likely clash with second seeded Chinese pair.
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