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Japan Open: HS Prannoy trumps Kidambi Srikanth, enters quarterfinals

Tokyo [Japan], July 27 (ANI): India’s ace participant HS Prannoy beat compatriot Kidambi Srikanth in an all-Indian affair to make it to the lads’s singles quarter-finals on the ongoing Japan Open 2023 event in Tokyo on Thursday.

Playing at Yoyogi National Gymnasium Court 1, Prannoy, ranked tenth within the males’s singles badminton rankings, scripted a tremendous comeback efficiency to beat world No. 20 Srikanth 19-21, 21-9, 21-9.

In the thrilling first recreation, Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth battled toe-to-toe. With the scores knotted at 18-all, Srikanth seized management at a essential stage and received the primary recreation.

Despite being down a recreation, Prannoy replied with fashion, successful the following two video games by massive margins to win the match in 57 minutes.

This was Prannoy’s third victory over Srikanth in 9 matches. Interestingly, Prannoy’s most up-to-date victory over his senior compatriot occurred on the 2019 Japan Open.

Meanwhile, Commonwealth Games 2022 champion Lakshya Sen additionally received his match on the Yoyogi National Gymnasium to make it to the final eight. Sen breezed via his spherical of 16 match, defeating Japan’s Kanta Tsuneyama 21-14, 21-16.

The star duo of India, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who received the Korea Open males’s doubles title final week, additionally superior after overpowering the Danish duo of Jeppe Bay and Lasse Molhede 21-17, 21-11. The Indians will face reigning Olympic champions Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin of Chinese Taipei within the quarters.

However in girls’s doubles, the Indian duo of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand have been knocked out after dropping an in depth match in opposition to Japan’s Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida. The Indian shuttlers misplaced 23-21, 21-19. (ANI)