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CWG 2022: PV Sindhu thrashes Abdul Razzak of Maldives in straight sets to advance to pre-quarterfinal

Sindhu defeated Malaysian shuttler Abdul Razzak in straight sets of 21-4, 21-11 to advance to the next round. 

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 4 August 2022 5:01 pm

India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu continued her brilliant run at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games as she progressed to the pre-quarterfinals of the Women’s Singles event. Sindhu defeated Malaysian shuttler Abdul Razzak in straight sets of 21-4, 21-11 to advance to the next round. Such was the dominance from Sindhu that she won the match in just 21 minutes.

Sindhu, the last edition’s silver medallist in the singles, hardly broke a sweat while toying with her opponent in the first game. Without adopting an aggressive approach, Sindhu outfoxed the Maldives shuttler with her all-round game. She mostly used her deceptive drops shots to garner points.

In the second game, Fathimath produced some resistance initially and was on level terms with Sindhu till 9-9, as the Indian mostly gave away points on unforced errors. But Sindhu got her composure back and went into the breather leading 11-9.

After the break, it was all Sindhu as she ran away with the game with Razzaq managing just two points, to book her place in the last-16.

Notably, Sindhu was the part of Indian mixed Badminton team that clinched the silver medal at CWG 2022.
Indian badminton team claimed the silver medal in the mixed group match of the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Tuesday.

Indian badminton mixed team suffered a 1-3 defeat against Malaysia and had to settle for silver. Only Sindhu managed to earn a win in the summit clash against Malaysia in the women’s singles match. She defeated Ji Wei Goh in straight sets of 22-20, 21-17.

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