Indonesia Open: HS Prannoy Sails Into Semi-Finals With Thumping Win

By H.JanGra June 18, 2022

India's HS Prannoy continued his impressive run as he sailed into the semi-finals of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 badminton tournament with a straight-games win over world number 13

A little over a month after his heroic win over Gemke in the decisive fifth rubber against Denmark which ensured India's entry into the Thomas Cup final

Prannoy produced yet another finely-crafted performance to outwit the Danish world number 13 21-14 21-12 in a 40-minute quarterfinal clash.

It is the second semifinal appearance for world number 23 Prannoy at the Indonesia event.

He had reached the last four in the 2017 edition during which he had stunned former Olympic gold medallist Chen Long and Malaysian great Lee Chong Wei on way to the semifinals.

Prannoy, who had reached the Swiss Open Super 300 final in March, will next face China's Zhao Jun Peng.

The result was Prannoy galloped to a 5-0 lead before entering the break with a 11-7 cushion. He kept things under check to led the first game all throughout.

In the end, a service fault handed the Indian six game point opportunity and he sealed it with a smash on his rival's forehand corner.