Srikanth, a world championship silver medallist, flattered to deceive as he squandered a 14-5 lead in the second game to go down 14-21 19-21 to the world no. 1 Dane
Kidambi Srikanth was completely outplayed in the India Open first round match as he succumbed to a loss against Viktor Axelsen.
While seventh seed Sen and Satwik-Chirag, seeded fifth, are entering the USD 900,000 event as defending champions, Sindhu and world No. 13 Kidambi Srikanth are also former champions
Two-time Commonwealth Games champion Saina, who endured a tough 2022, battling multiple injuries and a lack of form, went down 12-21 21-17 12-21 to Han Yue of China in the USD 1,250,000 Super 1000 tournament.
Former world champion and double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu will face her last edition's nemesis Supanida Katethong in the opening round of the BWF World Tour event
Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen on Tuesday jumped two spots to regain his career-best sixth position in the latest BWF World Rankings
Srikanth had reached the semifinals in his last tournament at Hylo Open in Saarbrucken, Germany. The Indian had finished at the last four at Korea Open and Swiss Open as well.
Kidambi Srikanth ousted Jonatan Christie in the men's singles quarterfinals of the Hylo Open Super 300 in Germany to stay on course for his first title in five years.
Lakshya Sen will face teammate Kidambi Srikanth in the men's singles opening round match of the French Open badminton tournament in Paris on Tuesday
Kidambi Srikanth bowed out of the Denmark Open Super 750 tournament after suffering a straight-game defeat to Loh Kean Yew of Singapore