Badminton: Prannoy stuns Olympic champion Axelsen, moves to Indonesia Masters quarters

Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy enrolled comparable fight against eminent loss triumphs in their particular occasions to progress to the quarterfinals of the Indonesia Masters Super 750 badminton competition here on Thursday.

The feature of the day was Prannoys dazzling 14 21-19 21-16 surprise triumph over Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Victor Axelsen in a strained one hour 11 minutes fight in the mens singles second round.

Done for in the main game, Prannoy made an exciting recuperation to initially even out the match and afterward squeeze out a significant success against the world no 2.

This was Prannoys first triumph in quite a while against Axelsen. With the success, the world no 32 Indian shuttler turns into the primary player to beat the Dane in full a match since March.

In the womens singles, reining wold champion Sindhu, who is cultivated third, required 47 minutes to record a 17 21-7 21-12 success over Spains Clara Azurmendi.

Playing against the world no 47 Azurmendi interestingly, Sindhu went down in the main game prior to setting up a predominant presentation in the following two games to enroll a splendid triumph.

The double cross Olympic medallist will presently clash with world no 30 unseeded Turkish shuttler Neslihan Yigit in the quarterfinals. Sindhu has a 3-0 no holds barred record against the Turkish.

Then again, previous world no 1 Srikanth, dispatched Indonesias 6th seed Jonatan Christie 13 21-18 21-15 of every one hour two minutes in the mens singles second round apparatus.

The unseeded Srikanth, who had guaranteed the Indonesia Open Super Series head in 2017 at Jakarta, will take on Prannoy in the quarterfinals.

Notwithstanding, it was drapes for youthful Lakshya Sen the mens singles occasion and the blended duplicates matching of Dhruv Kapila and N Sikki Reddy.

The 20-year-old Lakshya, who had arrived at the semi-finals at Hylo Open Super 500 and last of Dutch Open as of late, went down 13-21 19-21 to the favorite and double cross title holder Kento Momota of Japan in a 46-minute conflict.

Kapila and Sikki, then again, lost a hard battled 15-21 23-21 18-21 fight to Thai pair of Supak Jomkoh and Supissara Paewsampran in the second round blended copies match.

Womens copies pair of Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy additionally smashed out of the occasion in the second round third seeds Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai 18-21 12-21.

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