Indonesia Open: HS Prannoy Storms Into Quarterfinals, Sameer Verma Bows Out

By H.JanGra June 16, 2022

One of the heroes of India's epic Thomas Cup triumph, HS Prannoy continued his rich vein of form

He stormed into the quarterfinals of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 tournament with a straight-game win over Hong Kong's Ng Ka Long Angus on Thursday

The 29-year-old from Kerala, who is desperately looking to break his five year title drought, dished out another impressive performance to outwit Ng Long 21-11 21-18 in a second round 

It was Prannoy's fourth win over the 27-year-old, who is currently ranked 12th in the world.

A former top 10 player, Prannoy will next face either Denmark's Rasmus Gemke or France's Brice Leverdez.

Among other Indians in the fray, Sameer Verma ended his campaign with a 10-21 13-21 loss to world number five Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia in the second round.

This was Sameer's fifth loss to Lee in seven meetings.