India loses to Germany

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:27 IST

India's place in the finals in China is hanging in the balance after they lost 0-3 to Germany in the Thomas Cup qualifying semi-final.

India loses to Germany
©

Eindhoven:

India's place in the finals in China is hanging in the balance after it lost 0-3 to Germany in the Thomas Cup qualifying semi-final here. India had upset England on Friday night, but looked wary against the Germans yesterday and was never in the hunt. Bjorn Joppien had no trouble dismissing Abhinn Shyam Gupta 7-2, 7-0, 7-2 and Oliver Pongratz put his team 2-0 up with a 7-1, 7-0, 7-2 win over Chetan Anand. That left Kristof Hopp and Thomas Tesche with the task of wrapping up victory for Germany, and the doubles duo duly obliged by beating Thomas Sanave and V Diju 7-3, 7-2, 4-7, 7-1. The Indians now face a third-place playoff against Sweden today for a ticket to Guangzhou. Meanwhile, top seeds Denmark and Germany booked their places in the finals of the Thomas Cup, with both teams comfortably winning their qualifying semi-final matches. (PTI)

Topics : Badminton
Related Articles
Singapore Open: B Sai Praneeth Stuns Kidambi Srikanth To Clinch Title
Singapore Open: B Sai Praneeth Stuns Kidambi Srikanth To Clinch Title
B Sai Praneeth To Face Compatriot Kidambi Srikanth In Singapore Open Final
B Sai Praneeth To Face Compatriot Kidambi Srikanth In Singapore Open Final
PV Sindhu Knocked Out By Carolina Marin, Sai Praneeth Enters Singapore Open Semis
PV Sindhu Knocked Out By Carolina Marin, Sai Praneeth Enters Singapore Open Semis
Show Comments
Advertisement