After ending of successfully Indonesian Open 2018, now it’s time to catch the live action in India. Indian Open is going to be held on 30 January 2018 at Siri Fort Indore Stadium, New Delhi, India. It is the fourth tournament of 2018 BWF World Tour, just after Malaysia masters and Indonesia Masters. Total prize money for this tournament is $350,000, former women’s champion of this tournament PV Sindhu will start his journey against Denmark’s N K Rohde in the first round, while Other Indian top seed Saina Nehwal will play against S H Dahl. Other top women’s seeds are Carolina Marin, Ratchanok Intanon, Zhang Beiwen and Yip Pui Yin.
Men’s top seed Viktor Alexsen withdrew himself from this Prestigious tournament due to his Injury, so Indian shuttler H. Prannoy and Sai Praneeth maybe qualify for Semifinals. Sai praneeth will play his opening game against England’s R Ouseph, while Kidambi Srikanth will play against Lee C Y.
Other Indian shuttlers, which are participating in this tournament are Saurabh Verma and Ajay Jayaram, In Mix doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and Rankireddy present their challenge, and World No 8 Prannay Chopra and Sikki Reddy will play against Indonesian Champion Hafiz Faizal and Widjaja. In women’s doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa- Sikki Reddy, Meghna Jakkampudi- Poorvish Ram, will present the claim for this title, while In Men’s doubles Indonesian Pair Marcus-Kevin start their challenge against Antonsen-N Nohr.
The tournament is divided into three parts: First round, Second Round, Quarterfinals, and will be played from 30 January to 4 February 2018. Winner will 9,200 points after winning, while the runner-up will get 7,800.
After losing the Indonesian Open Final against Tai Tzu Ying;- Saina Nehwal is looking for her first title in 2018 Calender year. she wins this title two times in her career, first in 2010, and second against Japnese shuttler Yui Hashimoto. World No 1 P V Sindhu wins this title in last year against Carolina Marin.