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Hong Kong Open: Srikanth in quarters, Prannoy crashes out

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  • IANS | 9 months ago

Hong Kong, Nov 14 : Ace India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Thursday advanced to the quarter-finals of the ongoing Hong Kong Open Super 500 badminton tournament after he registered a win over compatriot Sourabh Verma in the men's singles match.


Srikanth defeated Verma 21-11, 15-21, 21-19 in the contest which lasted for 59 minutes. Earlier, Srikanth had avoided a first-round exit as he got a bye against World No.1 Kento Momota as the Japanese shuttler withdrew from the tournament.

In another men's singles contest, H.S. Prannoy crashed out as he went down to World No. 6 Jonatan Christie in straight games. Prannoy suffered a 12-21, 19-21 defeat in the 38-minute contest.

Meanwhile, Rio Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu will face Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in a women's singles match later in the day while Parupalli Kashyap will take on Chou Tien-chen in a men's singles contest.

The Indian pair comprising Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa will be up against the Japanese duo of Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino in the mixed doubles category.

Hong Kong Open: Srikanth in quarters, Prannoy crashes out

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