HS Prannoy Bows Out of Australian Open After Facing Defeat In Quarterfinal

HS Prannoy has been knocked out of the Australian Open badminton tournament after facing a defeat in the quarterfinal match against Japan’s Kodai Naraoka.

The world’s number ten shuttler HS Prannoy has been knocked out of the Australian Open badminton tournament after facing a defeat in the quarterfinal match against Japan’s Kodai Naraoka in Sydney on Friday within an hour in straight sets with the scoreline of 21-19,21-13 who happens to be the sixth-ranked player as far as the rankings are concerned.

HS Prannoy Bows Out of Australian Open After Facing Defeat In Quarterfinal

The Result

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Prannoy’s defeat in the Australian Open badminton tournament is his sixth loss against the same opponent in the seven matches that both the players have played against each other having registered his only win in the Indonesia Open.

The Match

HS Perannoy who won the Bronze Madel in the World Championship last year was kept on the backfoot from the start of the match but showed good resilience to trail by just one point during the mid-game but things went completely downward after the resumption. Naraoka scored six consecutive points after the resumption and won the match easily giving no chance to Prannoy of making a comeback as a result his journey in the Australian Open ended with a defeat.

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The Performance

If we talk about Prannoy’s performance in the lead-up to the quarterfinal the Indian shuttler defeated world number 53 Misha Zilberman of Israel to make it to the top eight for the first time since the Indian Open in January.

The Shocker

On the other hand, another Indian shuttler Sammer Verma encountered a shocking defeat against Taipei’s world number 17 Lin Chun-Yi by a margin of 21-12, 21-13 after winning his pre-quarter-final game against Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew to end spirited journey in the Australian Open.

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Other Results

India didn’t perform as per expectations in the women’s side of the game as well with Aakarshi Kashyap, the eighth-seed badminton player lost to Chinese Taipei’s third-seeded Pai Yu-Po 21-17, 21-12 whereas the mixed doubles pair of B Sumeeth Reddy and N Sikki Reddy faced defeat against Jiang Zhen Bang and Wei Ya Xin of China with scores of 21-12, 21-14 which happens to be the fifth-seeded pair.

The Indian players will be seen in action again in the US Open BWF Super 300 badminton tournament starting on June 25.

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