Lucknow, Kidambi Srikanth, B. Sai Praneeth and H.S. Prannoy reached the second round of the men’s singles event in the Syed Modi International Badminton tournament here on Wednesday.
Srikanth beat Russia’s Vladimir Malkov in straight games (21-12, 21-11) in his 36-minute opening round clash to set up a second-round clash with fellow Indian Parupalli Kashyap, who got a walkover from Frenchman Lucas Corvee.
Meanwhile, Sai Praneeth defeated Malaysia’s Iskandar Zulkarnain 21-16, 22-20 to set up a clash against Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand.
Prannoy beat China’s Li Shi Feng 18-21, 22-20, 21-13. He will face eight seed Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei next.
Among other Indians, 18-year-old Lakshya Sen also got a walkover after French shuttler Thomas Rouxel withdrew from the competition. Sourabh Verma and Ajay Jayram also entered the second round of the men’s singles..