Top Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal have looked in tremendous form in their respective men's and the women's singles category throughout the ongoing Yonex Sunrise India Open in New Delhi.
They have both managed to reach the semi-finals of the competition, which is scheduled to be played later today.
Saina Nehwal put up an impressive performance against Indonesian Hana Ramadhini whom she defeated in straight sets with the score reading 21-15 and 21-12. The Indian star has played some good badminton, where she has not dropped a single set.
Prior to meeting the Indonesian, Nehwal defeated fellow Indians in her last two matches. The Indian is set to face Japanese Yui Hashimoto, who defeated Yip Pui Yin in a gripping contest with the score reading 20-22, 21-15 and 21-17.
In the other semi-final, second seed Carolina Marin will meet third seed, Ratchanok Intanon for a place in the finals.
So a repeat of the All England Open final looms large. If it happens so, the Indian superstar would like to take revenge for her loss during that final.
In the men's category, Srikanth did script a hard fought victory against the Japanese Takuma Ueda with the score reading 15 -21, 25-23 and 18-21. It proved to be a thrilling contest between the two Asian stars, which helped the Indian book a semi-finals spot, where he will meet Xue Song.
But Song could prove to be a difficult customer, as he must be a confident player after defeating fourth seed Chou Tien-chen from Taiwan. Apart from the Taiwanese, he has even brushed off Indian competitors, such as Parupalli Kashyap and RMV Gurusaidutt en route to the semi-finals.
He must have known by now what it takes to be on the receiving end of the vocal Indian support. So he would be more than ready to face Srikanth, who won the Swiss Open recently.
Though, for another Indian HS Prannoy, it was an disappointing end, as he lost against the sixth seed, Viktor Axelsen in three sets. The Indian had won the first set 16-21, but the Dane came back into the game to win the next two sets, 21-9 and 21-18.
The Indian did show some fight in the third set, but was not able to defeat Axelsen.
Hence, Axelsen is set to face Tommy Sugiarto in the semis, who knocked out the third seed of the competition, Lin Dan. This victory might pump him up for the semi-finals.
Sugiarto defeated Dan in three sets with the score reading 21-17, 15-21 and 21-17.
Where to Watch Live
The Live coverage of 2015 Yonex Sunrise India Open starts from 2 pm IST (3:30am ET and 8:30 am GMT) with Live TV Coverage on Sony Six and Sony Six HD in India.
Sania Nehwal vs Yui Hashimoto will be the second last game shown Live on Tv, which will be followed by Kidambi Srikanth vs Xue Song encounter.
Live Scores can be followed on the tournament's official website as well.