PV Sindhu Lost Indonesia Open Semifinal Since 2019 World Championship Missed Title in 19 Tournaments Won Bronze Medal in Tokyo Olympics Defeated in 5 Semifinals
Two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu was defeated by former world champion Rachanok Intanon of Thailand in the semi-finals of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 tournament. This is Sindhu’s fifth defeat in the semi-finals including the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
The last two years have not been special for PV Sindhu, who won bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics. Since becoming world champion by defeating Nozomi Okuhara in August 2019, she has played 19 tournaments, including the Olympics, but has not been able to become a champion even once. He has also lost in the semi-finals of the 2021 Indonesia Open Super 1000.
Two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu was defeated by former world champion Rachanok Intanon of Thailand in the semi-finals of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 tournament. Sindhu, seeded third, was beaten 15-21, 21-9, 21-14 by world number eight Ratchanok in 54 minutes.
This was their fifth loss in the semi-finals in 2021, adding to the Tokyo Olympics. Earlier this year, she had lost in the semi-finals of the All England Championships, Tokyo Olympics, French Open, Indonesia Masters and Indonesia Open. He was defeated by Akane Yamaguchi at the Indonesia Masters this month.
Sindhu stayed away from the title in 19 tournaments after August 2019
In August 2019, PV Sindhu became the world champion by defeating Nazomi Okuhara of Japan. But in a span of more than two years, she played 19 tournaments and could not become champion even once. During this, he also had to face defeat in the semi-finals of the biggest event Tokyo Olympics. However, he later won the bronze medal by winning the third place match.
Disappointed in all three tournaments in 2020
In the Corona affected year 2020, PV Sindhu played three badminton tournaments. This year he took part in the All England Championships, Malaysia Masters and Indonesia Masters. She was out of the quarterfinals in All England and Malaysia. After this, she could not go beyond Round-16 in the Indonesia Masters.
Participated in 10 tournaments so far in 2021
This year also PV Sindhu’s performance has not been good. The silver medalist of the Rio Olympics did win bronze in the Tokyo Olympics but had to face defeat in the semi-finals. She has participated in 10 tournaments so far this year including the Olympics and she could not win the title even once or became a champion.
PV Sindhu’s performance in 2021
- UNEX Thailand Open – out of round 32
- Toyota Thailand Open – out of the quarterfinals
- World Tour Finals – Round 13 out
- Swiss Open – Runner Up (Lost in Final)
- All England – semifinal loss
- Tokyo Olympics – Lost in the semi-finals, 3rd position (Bronze)
- Denmark Open – out of the quarterfinals
- French Open – Lost in the semifinals
- Indonesia Masters – Lost in the semifinals
- Indonesia Open – Lost in semifinals
Now if we talk about today’s defeat of Sindhi, then before this their record against Rachanok was 4-6 and they also lost the last two matches. In today’s match, he won the first game by taking the lead and after that his rhythm deteriorated, taking full advantage of which the Thai player defeated him.
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