MACAU: B. Sai Praneeth also lost his quarter finals match in the progressing 2015 Macau Grand prix Gold tournament at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion, here in Macau on Friday.
Sai, seeded 15th here, in the tournament lost to a better player from Malaysia Goh Soon Huat 21-16, 21-23 and 21-13 in 1 hour and 07 minutes. It was a great fightback for Sai as he fought to the Malaysian at a crucial juncture at 21-21 to push the game for a decider.
Actually Sai, should have capitalized on the first game but changing tactics, but did not do that and the Malaysian ended the game in his favour 21-16. Had Sai won the first game, he would have had the confidence is wrapping up the second in his favour.
However, the second game was the real match and experience for Sai, where he almost made the Malaysian to look odd. Sai started the second game well to a flying start 6-1 and was hailing ahead of the Malaysian till the Malaysian caught up with Sai at 15-15. From this point the Malaysian was in the lead ahead of Sai, when Sai made one effort and caught up with Huat at 20-20. Sai later wrapped the second game 23-12 to push the match to a decider.
The third game, saw Sai not moving enough. It was one time whrn Sai managed to level the scores with the Malaysian was at 2-2. After which teh malaysian took full control of the game and went for lead at more times than Sai and Sai could not catch up with the Malaysian and lost the third game 21-13.