Viktor Axelsen withdraws due to health concerns

The India Open will begin in Delhi tomorrow (January 16) and the lineup for the event is definitely spectacular. However, one athlete that followers will miss on the IG Stadium is Viktor Axelsen, who has chosen to withdraw from the occasion due to health concerns.

Axelsen, who has single-handedly dominated many of the males’s singles occasions he is performed during the last handful of years, was one of many headliners on the upcoming Super 750. The Dane, who’s at present topping the world rating charts, kicked off his season earlier this month on the Malaysia Open.

The 30-year-old appeared his typical self in Kuala Lumpur final week earlier than he fell quick to China’s Shi Yi Qui after three grueling units within the semifinals. Taking to X (previously Twitter), Viktor Axelsen introduced his withdrawal from the India Open due to points along with his health. He wrote:

“Hi all, after my match on Saturday I’ve been laying in mattress ailing and after speaking with the medical group current right here in Malaysia, I’ve been suggested to get further checkup. That implies that I sadly received’t have the ability to journey and be current at India Open this yr, which is somewhat disappointing because it has been a event the place I’ve beloved to play in entrance of the Indian badminton followers.”

India Open Super 750: Viktor Axelsen’s absence clears the trail

While followers may be barely upset at Viktor Axelsen lacking the India Open, his absence definitely improves the nation’s probability for a title within the males’s singles occasion.

India has 4 gamers in motion on the males’s singles of the Super 750, and within the high half of the draw, Lakshya Sen and Priyanshu Rajawat will face one another of their opening spherical.

The winner of that encounter will face compatriot HS Prannoy within the spherical of 16, so long as he can get previous Chou Tien Chen in his first match. Had Axelsen been enjoying in Delhi, the winner of this conflict would have been compelled to cope with the enormous of their quarterfinals.

In the underside half of the draw, the only Indian, Kidambi Srikanth will battle Lee Cheuk Yiu in his spherical of 32. If Kidambi can get previous Lee, he’ll almost definitely have to tackle Thai seventh seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn within the pre-quarterfinals.

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