Japan Open: Indian shuttler Prannoy defeats Asian games gold medalist
Indian shutters are battling in the Japan open super 750 tournament and three of the finest Indian players have won their respective matches and advanced to next round which is quarter final.
Prannoy did the unexpected by beating the previous Asian games gold medalist Jonathan Christie in the very first round. He easily won the first two sets by a score of 21-18, 21-17 to claim his spot in the next round.
However, PV Sindhu fought hard to win her match against the world number 13 player Sayaka. She lost her second set by a huge margin which increased the pressure. She could just score 7 points in the second set which raised a huge pressure for the Indian but she came back strongly in the third game and proved her dominance in the court.
Kidambi Srikant too won his first match without facing any difficulty against the player ranked world number 31 Huang. Now he'll be facing world number 27 in the next match.