Indian commuter Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the next round of the current Indonesian Open on Wednesday. In an all-Indian affair, Srikanth beat HS Prannoy 21-15, 19-21, 21-12 in a match that lasted 56 minutes.
Srikanth won the first match, but Prannoy made a comeback, sending the match in the third and decisive. Srikanth did not give in, however, and he ended up winning the third and final game, advancing in the current tournament. Earlier today, Sai Praneeth took the lead in the Indonesian Open after beating Frenchman Toma Junior Popov 21-19, 21-18.
Two-time Olympic medalist and Indian shuttle star PV Sindhu also competed in the pre-quarterfinals of the ongoing Indonesian Open on Wednesday. The Indian commuter beat Aya Ohori of Japan 17-21, 21-17, 21-17 in the match which lasted 70 minutes on court 1. Sindhu lost ground in the first match, but she was able to grab the opportunity in the next game. two games and, as a result, she ended up winning the competition.
Earlier today, Dhruv Kapila and N Sikki Reddy’s mixed doubles pair lost to Japanese duo Kyohei Yamashita and Naru Shinoya 21-12, 21-7. (ANI)
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