B Sai Praneeth walks out of Singapore Open
The Indian Men’s Singles player isn’t willing to follow the mandatory 21 day quarantine at the tournament as he believes that would only exhaust the practice time.
The men’s singles bronze medalist from World Championships 2019 B Sai Praneeth has pulled his name out of the Singapore Open 2021. The tournament was going to be played between June 1-5. Sai isn’t willing to follow the mandatory 21-day quarantine at the tournament as he believes that would only exhaust the practice time which he could use for the Olympics. He is also on the verge of qualifying for the Olympics. Besides him, Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy, India’s women’s doubles pair, have also withdrawn their names from the tournament ending their hopes for the Olympics.
“I was preparing for a very long time for Malaysia and Singapore. But once it got canceled, I thought I’ll take a break and then start preparing for the Olympics.
“I’ve already done 7 weeks of hard training so I thought I could take a break,” he said. “The next 3 months will be tough non-stop and now that we aren’t traveling, we can train with focus,” Praneeth said.
Praneeth is among those who have cut for the Olympics which include PV Sindhu, B Sai Praneeth, and the men’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy.