Saina Nehwal, who had pulled out of the opening spherical in Birmingham attributable to a thigh damage, is recovering properly however will take a name on her participation on Wednesday.
The USD 90,000 Tremendous 100 match will supply worthwhile factors for Olympic qualification and Srikanth and Saina will probably be desirous to do properly to inch nearer to the Tokyo berth.
“Saina has made appreciable progress since withdrawing from All England. She has began coaching on Saturday. She is slowly recovering however not but 100 per cent. But it surely is a crucial occasion for Olympic qualification, so we are going to take a name on Wednesday,” Indian physiotherapist C Kiran informed PTI.
Whereas prime seed Srikanth has obtained a bye, fourth seed Saina is scheduled to open towards Malaysia’s Kisona Selvaduray.
Srikanth, who misplaced to Eire’s Nhat Nguyen within the first spherical in Birmingham, is more likely to face fellow Indian Ajay Jayaram within the second spherical. Jayaram will open towards Finland’s Kalle Kolojonen.
Former Commonwealth Video games champion Parupalli Kashyap, seeded fifth, has obtained a bye and is predicted to fulfill France’s Toma Junior Popov within the second spherical.
Amongst others, seventh seed HS Prannoy, Siril Verma and Chirag Sen additionally obtained first spherical byes, whereas Kiran George will meet Netherland’s Mark Caljouw, who had reached the semifinals of the All England Championships.
Subhankar Dey, the 2018 SaarLorLux Open champion, will face Ditlev Jaeger Holm of Denmark.
Commonwealth Video games bronze-medallist Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy, seeded eighth, will sq. off towards Denmark’s Amalie Magelund and Freja Ravn.
The combined doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki will meet the French duo of Julien Maio and Lea Palermo, whereas Dhruv will pair up with Ashwini, to tackle the fourth-seeded English pair of Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock.
Seventh-seeded Indian males’s doubles pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila will meet the England pair of Matthew Clare and Ethan Van Leeuwen within the opening spherical.