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Lakshya pulls out, Ajay Jayaram carries India's hopes at Vietnam Open

Press Trust of India  |  Ho Chi Minh City 

Asian junior champion today pulled out of the USD 75,000 Super 100 after failing to recover from

"Lakshya has pulled out as he still has from the He is getting it in both legs so after coming back from Asian Junior, he was feeling during the practice," Lakshya's mentor and former national told

"We consulted the physio. takes care of him, so they have gone to An will be done to see how to go about it," he added.

The 16-year-old from Uttarakhand had ended India's 53-year long wait for a men's singles gold when he clinched the title at the Asia Junior championship last month.

In Lakshya's absence, senior shuttler Ajay Jayaram, who finished runners-up at the White Nights International Challenge, will carry India's hopes and he will begin his campaign against Le

Mithun Manjunath, who had reached the semifinals of the Russian Open, will play a yet-to-be-decided

will face Maurius' Georges Julien Paul, Shreyansh Jaiswal will also take on a and will square off against the experienced

will fight it out with Chinese Taipei's Lu Chia Hung, Kartikey Gulshan Kumar will clash with Indonesia's Shesar Hiren Rhustavito and Bodhit Joshi will cross swords with Thailand's Adulrach Namkul.

In women's singles, Ruthvika Shivani Gadde, who won a gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games, will face Malaysia's Yin Fun Lim.

Mugdha Agrey will test her skills against seventh seeded Chinese Han Yue, while Vaidehi Choudhari lock horns with USA's and Sri faces Indonesia's Rasika Raje will meet a qualifer in the opening round.

Second-seeded women's doubles pair of and will face a pair from the qualifying round, while Poorvisha will again pair up with Shivam Sharma as they take on and

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 17:40 IST
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