Denmark Open: HS Prannoy beats Lee Chong Wei; Storm into quarterfinals

  • Denmark Open: HS Prannoy beats Lee Chong Wei; Storm into quarterfinals
20-10-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Indian shuttler HS Prannoy defeated three-time Olympic silver medalist Lee Chong Wei last night to enter the quarterfinals of Denmark Open Super Series Premier tournament at Odense.

The unseeded Indian outplayed the seventh seeded Malaysian, and won the Round-of-16 match, 21-17, 11-21, 21-19. It was the second successive victory for Prannoy over Lee.

Meanwhile, world number 8 Kidambi Srikanth also progressed to the quarterfinals with a 21-13, 8-21, 21-18 win over South Korea’s Jeon Hyeok-jin.

In Women’s Singles, Saina Nehwal made it to the last-8 after beating Nitchaon Jindapol of Thailand, in straight games, 22-20, 21-13. It was Saina's seventh victory over Nitchaon. Saina is the only Indian in Women’s singles. Olympic and World Championship Silver medalist PV Sindhu had made a shocking first round exit.

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