HS Prannoy enters quarter-finals of Malaysia Open | Badminton Information – Occasions of India

KUALA LUMPUR: Star Indian shuttler HS Prannoy dished out one other splendid present to progress to the lads’s singles quarterfinals with an exhilarating win over Indonesia’s Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo within the Malaysia Open Tremendous 750 match right here on Thursday.
The World quantity 8 Indian regarded in fantastic fettle as he staved off the spirited problem from world quantity 19 Chico 21-9, 15-21, 21-16 in an hour and 4 minutes.
The 30-year-old from Kerala will tackle both Malaysia’s Ng Tze Yong or Japan’s Kodai Naraoka subsequent.
Commonwealth Video games bronze medallists Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand fought laborious earlier than happening 13-21, 21-15, 17-21 to Bulgaria’s Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva within the ladies’s doubles pre-quarterfinals.
For Prannoy, it was his second assembly with Chico, who had defeated him on the 2018 Syed Modi Worldwide.
Within the type of his life, Prannoy made begin, exhibiting higher management and his assault additionally earned him dividends as he led 7-5 earlier than grabbing a 11-5 cushion on the interval.
With Chico fighting the drifty situations, Prannoy ran away with the opening recreation.
After the change of ends, Chico confirmed higher management as he eked out a 6-2 lead following a internet alternate together with his opponent. The Indonesian appeared to assault extra and shortly moved to a 11-5 lead on the interval.
Each gamers regarded to push one another within the rallies however Prannoy made errors in his ending as Chico marched to 17-11 with a reverse slice.
The Indonesian quickly roared again into the competition after changing 5 recreation factors.
Within the decider, Prannoy was all fired up as he landed some exact returns on the traces to maneuver to 5-2. He managed to maintain his rival transferring backward and forward together with his angled returns, extracting errors to take a good-looking five-point lead on the break.
Prannoy was spot on together with his shot choice, touchdown his straight and cross court docket smashes away from his diving opponent to build up factors.
Chico performed some pretty photographs however he was inconsistent through the rallies as Prannoy established his five-point benefit at 17-12. One other razor sharp straight soar smash adopted by one other shot on the backline gave Prannoy six match factors.
The Indonesian saved two earlier than sending one to the web as Prannoy celebrated.
Earlier, Treesa and Gayatri, ranked sixteenth on this planet, went down narrowly to the world No. 14 Stoeva sisters in a match that clocked an hour and 9 minutes.
The Stoeva sisters, who competed on the 2016 and 2020 Olympics, have been clearly the higher gamers within the opening recreation as they shortly jumped to a 6-0 lead after which held their fort, regardless of a mini fightback from the Indians, who introduced the equation all the way down to 9-12 at one stage.
The second recreation was a good affair as Treesa and Gayatri saved respiration down their opponent’s neck earlier than breaking off at 14-14 to take the match to the decider.
Within the third recreation, the Indian pair had slender leads of 6-4 and 14-13 however the Bulgarian mixture did not relent this time, transferring forward from 14-14 to seal the competition.
Treesa and Gayatri will meet France duo of Margot Lambert and Anne Tran of their subsequent match at India Open Tremendous 750 subsequent week.

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