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Prannoy Fights His Way To Quarters In 2015 Macau Open

Macau Open

MACAU: One of the Indian contentors H.S. Prannoy fought his way through to the Quarter Finals in the progressing here on Thursday.

H.S. Prannoy.(ImageCourtesy: badminton Photo).

H.S. Prannoy.
(ImageCourtesy: badminton Photo).

Prannoy, was at his best in the match and in the tournament, as it is a rare occurance that a Chinese player is defeated in the 2nd and 3rd games. The Indian fought his way back with the Chinese Bin QIAO and won the match 21-12, 11-21, 19-21. The match lasted for 1 hour and 5 minutes.

The match was started of with the point from Prannoy later Bin equalled the scores at 2-2. It was from here, the chinese raised to a formidable lead and at one point the scores looked 11-3 in favour of Bin. Prannoy was struggling to get the bird right and made many unforced errors. Prannoy could not catch up with Bin as he had already points away from wrapping the first game. The Chinese won 21-12. Prannoy decided to take on Bin in the next two games.

The second game was a crucial game for the Indian. However, the change of sides did the magic for Prannoy, as of now the Chinese was struggling with the bird. Prannoy capitalized on the situation and made a good and quick work on the Chinese to push the game to the decider. Prannoy won the second game 21-11.

It was the third game, that saw the battle between the two. Prannoy went for a early lead of 6-0, which made all the difference. But, Bin soon caught up with Prannoy and levelled thescores at 10-10. It was a neck to neck battle from 10-10 till 17-17. Here Prannoy took a two point lead to 19-17. But the Chinese again put on fight to inch closer to Prannoy at 20-19. Prannoy made his final statement clear with his experience he acquired all these days to outwit the Chinese 21-19.

Prannoy, seeded 7th here, will face next Ihsan Maulana MUSTOFA [16] of Indonesia for a place in the Semi Finals.

Srikanth And Saina Qualify For BWF-World Superseries Finals 2015 In Dec

Dubai super series Finals

DUBAI: Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth are the only two Indian shuttlers qualified for the BWF World Superseries Finals to be played at the Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai from December 9-13 2015.

The tournament sees the top eight players/pairs of the world compete in all the five categories of the sport viz., singles (men’s and women’s) and doubles (men’s, women’s and mixed) events.


Saina Nehwal.
(image Courtesy: www.topnews.in).

Saina, ranked world no 2 currently qualified quite comfortably, finishing fifth with 59,650 points.

In men’s singles, China’s Tian Houwei, who finished seventh, missed out as only two players from a member association, in this case China, are eligible to contest. As two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan and reigning World Champion Chen Long qualified as No.1 and 5 respectively, Tian had to miss out from the competiton.


Kidambi Srikanth. (Image Courtesy: results.glasgow2014.com).

Kidambi Srikanth.
(Image Courtesy: results.glasgow2014.com).

Since Tian couldn’t qualify Srikanth was able to make the list despite finishing ninth. The Indian grabbed his spot.

Srikanth has 44,940 points to his credit.

In women’s doubles, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa missed the mark by two spots as they finished 10th as India also did not see anyone qualifying from men’s and mixed doubles.

Saina, reached the finals of this event in 2011, while Srikanth qualified last year.

Sai Praneeth In Quarter Finals Of The 2015 Macau Open

Macau Open

MACAU: India’s one of the talented and hard working shuttler B. Sai Praneeth sailed comfortably to the Quarter Finals in the Men’s Singles category at the 2015 Macau Open at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion, here in Macau on Thursday.

Sai defeated Andre Kurniawan Tedjono of Indonesia in straight games 21-15, 21-6 in just 31 minutes.

B. Sai Praneeth.(Image Courtesy: www.thehindu.com).

B. Sai Praneeth.
(Image Courtesy: www.thehindu.com).

In the first game, Sai began the note 2-0 and was rasing aahead in no time by constantly scoring points. It was like a feeder training acttivity for Sai, as he made use of his hard training here to move up in style and wrap the first game 21-15.

The second game was even more easier for Sai, as the Indonesia was in no mood to play a competitive match against the Indian, and had no answer for Sai’s strokes gave away easy points, just handing over the game to Sai. The Indian won the second game moew comfortably 21-6.

Sai Praneeth, seeded 15th here will face goh soon Huat from China to book his place in the last four.

Sindhu Sails Into the 2015 Macau Open Quarter Finals

Macau Open

MACAU: In the absence of Saina, Sindhu cruised into the Quarter Finals of the progressing 2015 Macau Open here at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion on Thursday.

Sindhu, seeded no 5 here in the tournament found it comfortable against the Indonesian Lindaweni Fanetri and won the match 21-17, 21-18 in 46 minutes.

P.V. Sindhu.(Image Courtesy: www.newindianexpress.com).

P.V. Sindhu.
(Image Courtesy: www.newindianexpress.com).

In the first game, it was a neck to neck affair till 5-5, after which Linadweni surged past Sindhu and was in constant lead ahead of Sindhu until the Indian caught up and levelled the scores with the Indonesian at 16-16. From here, Sindhu made good use of her experience to move up the ladder by giving a single point to Lindaweni, but wrapping up the first game 21-17.

In the second game, Sindhu was in total control over the game and over the Indonesian, where she did not allow the Indonesian to come near her nad now Sindhu was in constant lead till 15-15 where the Indonesian levelled the scores with Sindhu. But Sindhu already in an advantage of winning the first game kept her nerves under control, did not play any ruthless shots or rushed up, but learnt the game of playing a controlled game under pressure situations and again made her experience accountable by wrapping the second game and the match 21-18.

Sindhu will now meet Chen Yufei of China in her Quarter Finals match on Friday.