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Kidambi Srikanth wins opening game, India leads 2-0 after Lakshya/ Doubles pair win

Thomas Cup Final 2022, India vs Indonesia: Tensions are running high as India sits on the verge of creating history. Kidambi Srikanth, who had won his opening game against  Jonatan Christie by 21-15, is trailing in the second game. Srikanth who seemed to be on a roll since the beginning of the matches has started showing hints of jitter. Both Srikanth and Christie have been relentless in this game so far. 

Srikanth will be looking to looking to avenge his previous losses against Jonatan Christie in semifinals of Korean Open and Swiss Open Badminton Championship. Kidambi Srikanth had previously lost to third-seeded Jonatan Christie in straight games in the men’s singles semi-final of the Korea Open Badminton Championships 2022 on April 9.

Earlier, Indian doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo in the first doubles match in a great comeback, giving India 2-0 lead in the Thomas Uber Cup Final 2022. The match is being played at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. The doubles pair had lost their opening game and were trailing but they managed a phenomenal comeback. 

India’s Lakshya Sen beat Olympic bronze medalist, Indonesia’s Anthony Ginting 8-21, 21-17, 21-16 in the first singles match to give India a 1-0 lead in the Thomas Uber final 2022.

Indonesia have won the Thomas Uber Cup a total of 14 times and are clearly the most successful team. India, however, has also proved its mettle by defeating Malaysia (3-2) and Denmark (3-2) in quarterfinals and semifinals respectively to qualify for their first-ever Thomas Uber Finals. India has also only lost match in the tournament so far, against Chinese Taipei by 2-3 in their last group stage match. 

India vs Indonesia Thomas Uber Cup Final 2022 Schedule & Results

India is currently leading Indonesia 1-0

Singles/ DoublesMatchesResult
First Singles MatchLakshya Sen vs Anthony Sinisuka GintingLakshya Sen beat Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (8-21, 21-17, 21-16)
First Doubles MatchSatwiksairaj Rankireddy/ Chirag Shetty vs Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/ Mohammad Ahsan 
Second Singles MatchKidambi Srikanth vs Jonatan Christie 
Second Doubles Match M.R. Arjun/ Dhruv Kapila vs Fajar Alfian/ Muhammad Rian Ardianto 
Third Singles MatchHS Prannoy vs Shesar Hiren Rhustavito 

How to watch India vs Indonesia Thomas Uber Cup Final 2022 Live Streaming?

India vs Indonesia Thomas Uber Cup Final 2022 is being telecasted live by Sports 18 TV and the Live Streaming is available on Voot app. 

Background

The Indian women’s badminton team got knocked out of the Thomas Uber Cup 2022 Tournament after they lost 0-3 to Thailand in the quarterfinals on May 12, 2022. 

Read: Thomas Uber Cup 2022 India Result: India assured of First-Ever Medal after Men’s Team Qualifies for Semifinals, Women’s Team Knocked Out

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