Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta And Palembang Day 10: World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying beat PV Sindhu 21-13, 21-16 in the ongoing 18th Asian Games 2018. PV Sindhu bagged silver to take India’s medal tally to 44.
Sindhu was outplayed by the tricks and wit of the Chinese Taipei girl, who showed her full repertoire against Sindhu. tai took the first game easily 21-13. It seemed Tai was toying with Sindhu.
The two shuttlers had played against each other on 12 occasions in the past with Ying leading 9-3. Today’s final was the 13th contest between Sindhu and Ying.
Earlier in the semifinals, she did not have it easy against Akane Yamaguchi, who stretched Sindhu to the third game, before the Indian emerged trumps 21-11, 17-21 and 21-14. The match was a see-saw battle, which would have helped Sindhu warm-up well for the finals. During the match, it was good to see Sindhu playing the drops with soft hands, something she has improved after her Rio loss.
Meanwhile, the men’s final match is over and Indonesia’s Jonathan Christie has won the gold medal in front of a jam-packed stadium. Christie defeated 21-18, 20-22, 21-15 against Chou Tienchen.
Before Sindhu set up a date with World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying, Saina Nehwal became the first Indian shuttler to win an individual badminton medal in Asian Games history. Nehwal, unfortunately, lost in straight games to her opponent.
Apart from that, on Day 10, India’s first medal came from the women’s archery team in the compound event, where they settled for silver against Korea to take India’s medal tally to 42, then the men’s archers bagged another silver and then it was Sindhu’s silver which took India’s medal tally to 44.
It seems the curse of the finals is here to stay with Sindhu.