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Japan Open: Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy to face one another in pre-quarterfinals

Tokyo [Japan], July 25 (ANI): India’s star badminton gamers Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy have secured a spot within the pre-quarterfinals of the lads’s singles occasion on the Japan Open 2023 badminton match in Tokyo.

Srikanth and Prannoy will face one another within the pre-quarterfinals of the BWF Super 750 match on Wednesday, in response to Olympics.com.

Former world No. 1 Srikanth received in opposition to world No. 8 Chou Tien-Chen in two straight video games 21-13, 21-13 in 43 minutes for his second win over the Chinese Taipei shuttler in eight conferences.

Prannoy defeated world No. 7 and reigning All England champion Li Shi Feng of the Republic of China in 49 minutes. It was the Indian participant’s third straight win over the Chinese shuttler.

In the ladies’s singles, Aakarshi Kashyap, world No. 42, went down 21-17, 21-17 to badminton’s top-ranked Japanese shuttler Akane Yamaguchi in 34 minutes.

In the ladies’s singles, Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand staged a comeback to beat Japanese duo Sayaka Hobara and Yui Suizu Japan 11-21, 21-15, 21-14 in just a little over an hour to advance to the pre-quarterfinals.

Rohan Kapoor and N Sikki Reddy, in the meantime, had been ousted from the combined singles after the pair had been defeated 18-21, 21-9, 21-18 by Chinese Taipei’s Hong Wei and Lee Chia Hsin in 53 minutes.

Results on the Japan Open will rely in the direction of gamers’ qualifying rankings for the Paris 2024 Olympics. The qualification window for badminton began on May 1 this 12 months.

Two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu, presently ranked 17, will take the court docket on Wednesday. The Indian badminton participant will likely be up in opposition to world No. 18 Zhang Yiman of China in her opening match. (ANI)