After a hectic All England Open, the World badminton caravan has moved to the Swiss Open. The BWF Super 300 tournament started right after the All England Open, on 22 March and will go on till 26 March. The venue for the tournament is St. Jakobshalle Basel, Switzerland. The prize money for the tournament is USD 180,000.
Players from all around the globe have taken part in the tournament. Reigning Olympic Champion Viktor Axelsen, World No. 3 Anders Antonsen, Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu have taken part in the competition. Meanwhile, Lakshya Sen, who finished All England Open as runner-up in the Men’s Singles category has pulled out to give himself some rest.
Schedule for Swiss Open 2022
March 22: Qualification matches will begin at 5:00 pm IST.
March 23: First-round matches
March 24: Second round matches
March 25: Quarter-finals
March 26: Semi-finals
March 27: Finals
Defending Champions at Swiss Open
Men’s Singles- Viktor Axelsen (Denmark)
Women’s Singles- Carolina Marin(Spain)
Men’s Doubles- Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup (Denmark)
Women’s Doubles- Tan Pearly/Thinaah Muralitharan (Malaysia)
Mixed Doubles- Thom Gicquel/Delphine Delrue (France)
Indian players at Swiss Open 2022
Men’s Singles: Sai Praneeth, HS Prannoy, Sameer Verma, Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth
Qualification Round: Subhankar Dey
Women’s Singles: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Aakarshi Kashyap
Qualification Round: Malvika Bansod, Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka, Ashmita Chaliha
Men’s Doubles: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty, Krishna Prasad Garaga/Vishnuvardhan Goud, Dhruv Kapila/MR Arjun
Qualification Round: Sai Pratheek/Sikki Reddy, MR Arjun/Treesa Jolly, T. Hema Nagendra Babu/Srivedya Gurazada, Dhruv Kapila/Gayatri Gopichand
Top-seeded Indians and their R32 match
Kidambi Srikanth (7) vs Mads Christophersen
PV Sindhu (2) vs Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt
Chirag Shetty/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (3) vs Muhammad Shohibul Fikri/Bagas Maulana
Ashwini Ponappa/N Sikki Reddy (6) vs Aline Mulller/Jenjira Stadelmann
Where to watch the Swiss Open 2022?
The Swiss Open is available for live streaming on Voot Select and Jio TV Platforms.