Saturday, 20 Jul 2024

BWF Olympics: Ruthick Ragupathi Secures Quarterfinal Place with Impressive Win

Ruthick Ragupathi of India showcased his skill and determination at the Thailand Para Badminton International 2023, defeating Meril Loquette of France in a thrilling SU5 men’s singles match. It was a significant victory for Ragupathi, as it marked his first win against Loquette in their four meetings.

In preparation for the match, Ragupathi studied Loquette’s gameplay and analyzed how his opponents were able to defeat him. With this knowledge, Ragupathi strategically pushed the pace of the game, disrupting Loquette’s rhythm and ultimately securing the win.

Ragupathi, who typically prefers doubles matches, expressed his preference for sharing the court and workload with a partner. In the upcoming matches, he will face Japan’s Taiyo Imai in the men’s singles category and team up with countryman Hardik Makkar for the men’s doubles semifinals against China’s Mingpan Li/Shi Shengzhuo.

Another standout player at the tournament was Japan’s Matsumoto Takumi, who advanced to the WH2 men’s singles quarterfinals. He showcased his skills in a hard-fought match against Mai Jianpeng of China, winning with a score of 14-21 21-12 21-11. However, he fell short in the subsequent match against Korea’s Sooyoung Yu.

Matsumoto also found success in the doubles category, partnering with Keita Nishimura to secure a win against Marc Elmer (Switzerland) and Yuri Ferrigno (Italy).

Tham Khảo Thêm:  BWF News

Switzerland’s Ilaria Renggli had a challenging journey, winning her match against Thailand’s Amnouy Wetwithan to reach the WH2 women’s singles quarterfinals. However, she faced a formidable opponent in Peru’s Pilar Jaurequi Cancino, ultimately losing the match.

Renggli also reflected on her experience in the mixed doubles category, where she teamed up with Israel’s Konstantin Afinogenov. She mentioned the unique challenges of playing a different format and adapting to a new partner.

India’s Palak Kohli, who was re-classified from SU5 to SL4, found success in the mixed doubles category with Naveen Sivakumar. They secured a win against Japan’s Daisuke Fujihara/Akiko Sugino, setting up a quarterfinal match against their teammates Raj Kumar/Parul Dalsukhbhai Parmar.

Overall, the Thailand Para Badminton International 2023 has showcased incredible talent and determination from players around the world. The competition continues to impress as athletes strive for victory and pursue their dreams on the badminton court. Stay tuned for more exciting matches in the days to come.

FAQs

Q: How many times has Ruthick Ragupathi played against Meril Loquette before this match?

A: This match marked the fourth meeting between Ruthick Ragupathi and Meril Loquette.

Q: What strategy did Ragupathi use to secure his win against Loquette?

A: Ragupathi analyzed Loquette’s gameplay and pushed the pace of the game, disrupting Loquette’s rhythm.

Q: Who will Ragupathi face in his upcoming matches?

A: Ragupathi will compete against Japan’s Taiyo Imai in the men’s singles category and team up with Hardik Makkar for the men’s doubles semifinals against China’s Mingpan Li/Shi Shengzhuo.

Tham Khảo Thêm:  BWF News

Summary

Ruthick Ragupathi of India celebrated a well-deserved victory at the Thailand Para Badminton International 2023, defeating Meril Loquette of France in the SU5 men’s singles category. Ragupathi’s strategic analysis of Loquette’s gameplay enabled him to disrupt his opponent’s rhythm and secure the win. Meanwhile, Japan’s Matsumoto Takumi showcased his skills in both the singles and doubles categories, advancing to the quarterfinals. Switzerland’s Ilaria Renggli faced tough competition but showed resilience in her matches. India’s Palak Kohli and Naveen Sivakumar formed an impressive partnership, securing a win in the mixed doubles category. As the tournament progresses, badminton enthusiasts can expect more thrilling matches and exceptional performances from talented athletes. To stay updated on the latest results and upcoming matches, visit Carnegiecentre.com.