Tokyo: India’s HS Pranai advances to men’s singles quarter-finals at Badminton World Championships Also in men’s doubles, 2 Indian pairs entered the quarter finals. Meanwhile, Saina Nehwal lost in the women’s category.
The World Badminton Championship series is being held in Tokyo, Japan. In the men’s singles category, India’s HS Pranai took on fellow Commonwealth champion Lakshaya Sen. HS Pranai won the match with the score of 17-21, 21-16, 21-17 and advanced to the quarter finals in this match which lasted for one hour and 15 minutes. Pranai will face China’s Zhao Jun Peng in the quarterfinals.
India’s 33rd-seeded Saina Nehwal took on 12th-seeded Busanan Ongpamrungbon of Thailand in the third round of the women’s singles. In this, 33-year-old Saina Nehwal lost 17-21, 21-16, 13-21.
Saina Nehwal initially trailed 3-11 in the first set and then came close at 17-19. However, Pusanan Ongpamrungban won the set by handling the pressure brilliantly. In the 2nd set, Saina Nehwal played aggressively and responded.
Both were tied on points going into the break in the 3rd set that decided the win. After this, Saina’s game suffered a setback. At the same time, Busanan Ongpamrungban, who picked up the pace, went ahead with a lead of 5 points and finished the game successfully.
In men’s doubles, India’s Dhruv Kapila, MR Arjun and Chadwick Sairaj Rangritty and Shirak Shetty advanced to the quarter-finals. Dhruv Kapila and MR Arjun played against Singapore’s Terry Hee and Low Keen Heen in their 3rd round. Dhruv Kapila and MR Arjun won the match with the score of 18-21, 21-15, 21-16. This match was played for 58 minutes. Dhruv Kabila and Arjun will face Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Satyawan in the quarter-finals.
Chadwick Sairaj Rankireddy and Shirak Shetty clashed with Denmark’s Jeppa Bey and Lasse Molhead in their 3rd round match. In this 35-minute match, Chadwick Sairaj Rangritty and Shirak Shetty won in straight sets 21-12, 21-10. The pair meet Japan’s No. 2-ranked Takuro Hoki and Yuko Kobayashi in the quarter-finals.