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Kidambi, Sameer crash out of Thailand Masters

22 Jan 2020, 15:37 GMT+10

Bangkok [Thailand], Jan 22 (ANI): Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma on Wednesday crashed out of the Thailand Masters 2020 after losing their first-round match.

Srikanth lost to Indonesia's Shesar Hiren Rhustavito 21-12, 14-21, 11-21 in 48 minutes. His dismal form continues and this is his third consecutive first-round loss of the year and the second straight defeat at the hands of Rhustavito.

Sameer Verma was outplayed 16-21, 15-21 by Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia in just 38 minutes.

Later in the day, Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy will take on their respective opponents in the first round. (ANI)

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