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No joy for Adcocks or Ouseph at India Open

No joy for Adcocks or Ouseph at India Open

England's bid at the YONEX SUNRISE India Open ended at the first round stage in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Both Rajiv Ouseph in the men's singles and Chris and Gabby Adcock in the mixed doubles both endured agonising defeats after holding leads at the Siri Fort Complex.

Ouseph, England's number one, was looking for a confidence-boosting upset against the number two seed Kento Momota, and he looked to be heading in the right direction as he secured the early momentum.

But Momota, Japan's rising young player and Superseries champion, raised his game and took the encounter into a decider.

Ouseph then forged a superb 8-2 lead before Momota levelled at 10-apiece and going on to pass the winning line 21-15, 16-21, 15-21 in 57 minutes.

Earlier, the Adcocks were looking to start their three-week Asian leg with a win over Wang Yilyu and Chen Qingchen, of China.

But the unheralded pair upset the odds against the Superseries champions
11-21, 21-17, 21-13.

The Adcocks cantered to the opener, but the Chinese won the final four points of the second to force a decider.

A run of seven points in a row at 6-2 up proved critical for Wang and Chen in the third as they recorded their biggest win in 49 minutes.


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