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World champion Loh Kean Yew eager on beginning New Year on successful notice

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Reigning males’s singles world champion Loh Kean Yew hasn’t received sufficient time to coach after his triumph in Spain however desires to begin the New Year by placing his finest foot ahead within the India Open badminton. The match is beginning right here on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old from Singapore, seeded fifth on the India Open, defeated Kidambi Srikanth within the World Championships last and the Indian is anticipated to be his greatest challenger on the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall together with bronze medallist Lakshya Sen, who’s taking part in on this match for the primary time.

“There are a lot of good players here and it is not going to be an easy competition for sure. Everyone is coming here to do well… same for me too. I also want to do well and I also want to win this tournament,” stated Loh, who will open his marketing campaign in opposition to Canada’s Xiaodong Sheng on Tuesday.
Before going to Spain, Loh had educated in Dubai with Tokyo Olympics champion Viktor Axelsen and Sen and stated the younger Indian is an especially gifted participant.
“He is a very good friend of mine and I actually have a very good relationship and I am happy to see him do well in his first world championship,” Loh added.

Singapore’s first world champion in badminton, Loh is conscious that he can be the participant to beat this yr after the stupendous run within the World Championship however identified that it received’t be straightforward to keep up the identical kind in each match.

“I ended the year on a high so it was a good year… Nobody will always win. The pressure is always there. I just hope that I can play the best and I can perform,” he added.
Manu Atri-Sumeeth Reddy withdraw from doubles
Meanwhile, the skilled Indian males’s doubles mixture of B Sumeeth Reddy and Manu Atri together with males’s singles fourth seed Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand have withdrawn from the competitors.
However, Sumeeth shall be in motion in combined doubles alongside Ashwini Ponnappa with the pair taking over second seeds Rodion Alimov and Alina Davletova within the opening spherical.
Among girls’s gamers, eighth seed Fitriani Fitriani and girls’s doubles high seeds Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Projongjai of Thailand have additionally pulled out.