Indian shuttler HS Prannoy has entered the semi-finals of the Indonesia Open Super Series 1000 badminton tournament on the basis of his impressive performance. The 29-year-old Indian star continued his stellar form with a straight-set win over his higher-ranked Rasmus Gemke. Prior to this match, the winning record between Prannoy and Gameke was tied at 2-2.
The 23rd-ranked player defeated the 13th-ranked player 21-14, 21-12 in a one-sided fashion. The match lasted for 40 minutes. He will now face Zhao Jun Peng of China. Prannoy will have to face a hard match against the Chaines player. We can expect a very good competition between these two in the quarterfinals.
H S Prannoy reached the top-4 in the tournament after 5 years. This is world number 23 Prannoy’s second semi-final at the Indonesia Open. He had reached the last four in the 2017 stage as well. He Defeated Angus of Hong Kong in the pre-quarterfinals. Prannoy advanced to the pre-quarterfinals by defeating Hong Kong’s Long Angus 21-11, 21-18 in straight games in the pre-quarterfinal round.
In the first round of the competition, Prannoy defeated world No. 8 Lakshya Sen 21-10, 21-9 in successive games. This was Prannoy’s first win in 3 matches against Lakshya Sen. Lakshya Sen, who won his maiden Super 500 title this year, reached the final of the All England Open and was part of the Indian team that won the Thomas Cup.
H S Prannoy and Sameer Verma are the only hope in the Indian contingent to win a medal in the current tournament of the Indonesia Open. Earlier in the tournament, big names like PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen, and Kidambi Srikant got out of the tournament in the first round.
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