Tokyo Olympics 2020: Twitter consoles PV Sindhu after semi-final loss, lauds 'tactically astute' Tai Tzu-ying

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PV Sindhu's hopes of becoming the first Indian badminton player to win an Olympic gold medal came to a screeching halt on Saturday as the Hyderabad shuttler was beaten in straight games by Tai Tzu-ying in the women's singles semi-final clash in Tokyo.

Sindhu, who had won silver in the Rio Games five years ago after losing to Carolina Marin in the final, put up a spirited display early on in her 19th meeting with the player from Taiwan as she led 11-8 at the break in Game 1. Tzu-ying, who entered the contest with a superior head-to-head advantage, was a different beast thereafter as she took the first game a 21-18. Tzu-ying was even more unstoppable in the second game as the world No 1 confirmed her maiden Olympic medal by taking the second game 21-12.

Tzu-ying faces China's Chen Yufei in the gold medal match while Sindhu faces another Chinese He Bing Jiao in the bronze medal playoff. Both games will take place on 1 August at Tokyo's Musashino Forest Sports Plaza.

Here we take a look at some of the reactions pouring in after Sindhu's loss to Tzu-ying in the semi-final:

 

 

 

 

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