BADMINTON Preview: World Tour lands in India!

The Syed Modi International Championship – named in memory of the 1982 Commonwealth Games men’s singles champion – takes place this week in Lucknow (IND), a Super 300 event with a total prize purse of $150,000. The top seeds:

Men’s Singles:
1. Siddharath Thakur (IND)
2. H.S. Prannoy (IND)

Men’s Doubles:
1. Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (DEN)
2. Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto (INA)

Women’s Singles:
1. Reshma Karthik (IND)
2. Saina Nehwal (IND)

Women’s Doubles:
1. Misaki Matsumoto/Ayaka Takahashi (JPN)
2. Della Destiara Haris/Rizki Amelia Pradipta (INA)

Mixed Doubles:
1. Pranaav Jerry Chopra/N. Sikki Reddy (IND)
2. Evgeniy Dremin/Evgenia Dimova (RUS)

Defending champions in the field include 2017 men’s Singles winner Sameer Verma, men’s Doubles winners Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen (DEN) and top-seeded Chopra/Reddy in Mixed Doubles.

Look for results here.