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Canada GP: Top seed Ajay & Prannoy make a comeback; Jwala/Ashwini to defend their title

AFTER A WEEK'S BREAK where the top shuttlers took some time off to get better at their sport, the badminton action is back with the Canada Grand Prix. 

After missing two tournaments in a row men's singles shuttlers Ajay Jayaram and HS Prannoy are back in action. Ajay seeded no. 1 while Prannoy seeded second.

On the other hand, Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidmabi Srikanth have given it a miss. Tanvi Lad and Ruthvika Shivani will be in action in the women's singles category.

In the women's doubles defending champions Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa are seeded No. one and a lot will be expected from them. This year hasn't been that great for them but this will be the best opportunity as a title win before Olympics acts as a boost.

Manu Attri/Sumeeth Reddy are the top seeds in the men's doubles category while Akshay Dewalkar/Prannav Jerry Chopra are seeded second.

In the mixed doubles Jwala pairs up with Akshay while Ashwini teams up with Attri. The third pair in this category is Pranaav/Sikki Reddy.

Following are their first round opponents

Ajay Jayaram (1) Not decided
Harsheel Dani Timothy Chiu (Canada)
Pratul Joshi Byron Christopher Holcek (Canada)
RVM Gurusaidutt Rudiger Gnedt (Austria)
B Sai Praneeth (4) Not decided
HS Prannoy (2) Not decided


Tanvi Lad Julie Finne Ipsen (Denmark)
Ruthvika Shivani Kyleigh O'Donoghue (Canada)


Manu Attri/Sumeeth Reddy (1) Not decided
Akshay Dewalkar/ Pranaav Jerry Chopra (2) Not decided


Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa (1) Not decided
Jakkampudi Meghana /Poorvisha Ram Not decided


Akshay Dewalkar/Jwala Gutta Not decided
Manu Attri/Ashwini Ponnappa Byron Christopher Holcek/Erin Lindsay O'Donoghue (Canada)
Pranaav Jerry Chopra/Sikki Reddy Matthew Chau/Gronya Somerville (Australia)


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