Indonesia Open 2022: Prannoy steps into quarterfinals

By Piyush

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HS Prannoy, one of the stars of India’s epic Thomas Cup victory, resumed his good form as he stepped into the quarterfinals of the Indonesia Open 2022.

Open Super 1000 with a straight-game triumph over Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long Angus.

Prannoy, 29, who is looking to conclude his five-year title shortage, gave another magnificent performance to outplay Angus 21-11 21-18 in a second-round game that lasted 41 minutes.

It was Prannoy’s 4th victory over the 27-year-old, who is presently ranked 12th in the world. Prannoy will next compete either Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke or France’s Brice Leverdez.

Sameer Verma’s campaign also concluded with a 10-21 13-21 defeat to world No. 5 Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia. This was Verma’s 5th loss to Jia in 7 meetings.

In the women’s doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy left after losing 16-21 13-21 to Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan of China.

The men’s doubles duo of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila also lost, sinking 19-21 15-21 to China’s Liu Yu Chen and Ou Xuan Yi.

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