In the ongoing Thomas Cup 2022 the Indian team on Sunday defeated Germany by 5-0 in the opening tie in Bangkok. The Group C fixture saw all Indians winning thier contests against the German men’s team. Starting the tie was India’s star shuttler Lakshya Sen. After recovering from the early jitters in first game, the world No. 9 didn’t looked back.
The change of sides in second game only helped the Indian as he cruised to a comfortable 21-16, 21-13 win over world No. 64 Max Weisskirchen and gave India a 1-0 lead. India’s top doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy were made to work hard against Germany’s Ralfy Jansen and Marvin Seidel.
Kidambi Srikanth then defeated Kai Schaefer to give India an unassailable lead of 3-0 in the tie. Then in the 4th match of the tie, the first game was a scrap to the finish as India’s M.R. Arjun/Dhruv Kapila edged out Germany’s Bjarne Geiss and Jan Colin Voelker 25-23 in the opening game. In another round, HS Prannoy overcame Matthias Kicklitz to wrap up a 5-0 of India over Germany.