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World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu Handed Tough Draw, Grouped With Tai Tzu-ying, Ratchanok Intanon

PV Sindhu has been handed a tricky draw within the World Tour Finals, which begins on Wednesday.© AFP




PV Sindhu was handed a tricky draw on the badminton’s World Tour Finals on Tuesday as she was grouped with world primary Tai Tzu-ying and residential favorite Ratchanok Intanon. Tai, former world champion Ratchanok and Olympic silver-medallist Sindhu had been grouped along with Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong for the round-robin stage of the bio-secure match in Bangkok. The delayed 2020 season finale, beginning Wednesday, is the third behind-closed-doors occasion in three weeks within the Thai capital as badminton resumes after months of near-inactivity owing to the coronavirus.

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Spanish high seed Carolina Marin, looking for a hat-trick of wins in Bangkok, will face South Korean teen sensation An Se-young, Canada’s Michelle Li and Russia’s Evgeniya Kosetskaya in Group A.

In the boys’s singles, Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen — who can also be unbeaten over the previous fortnight — faces Taiwan’s world quantity two Chou Tien-chen, Indonesia’s Anthony Ginting and Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia.

Men’s champion Kento Momota examined constructive simply earlier than the Thai tournaments started, forcing him to withdraw together with your entire Japanese staff.

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China’s staff, together with girls’s title-holder Chen Yufei, had been unable to journey due to the nation’s strict coronavirus guidelines.

Despite the biosecurity preparations, 4 individuals contained in the Bangkok “bubble” have examined constructive for the coronavirus, together with two gamers who had been pressured to withdraw.

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