Malaysia Masters: Sindhu, Prannoy enter quarterfinals | Badminton News – Times of India

KUALA LUMPUR: Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy booked their locations within the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Masters with contrasting wins over their respective rivals right here on Thursday.
Whereas double Olympic medallist and sixth seed Sindhu disposed of Aya Ohori of Japan in straight video games in ladies’s singles, Prannoy needed to dig deep to get the higher of Shi Feng Li of China in a troublesome three-game males’s singles contest.
Taking the court docket first, world No. 13 Sindhu prolonged her domination over Ohori, ranked twenty eighth, taking simply 40 minutes to beat the Japanese 21-16, 21-11 within the spherical of 16.
Sindhu, thus, enjoys a commanding 12-0 head-to-head report in opposition to Ohori.
Sindhu will face China’s Yi Man Zhang within the quarterfinals.
World No. 9 Prannoy then overcame a recreation deficit to beat world No.11 Li 13-21, 21-16, 21-11 in a single hour and 10 minutes to e book his berth within the last-eight stage.
Prannoy will subsequent meet the winner of the match between third seed Jonatan Christie of Indonesia and Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto.
Later within the day, Lakshya Sen will probably be seen in motion in opposition to Angus Ng Ka Lengthy of Hong Kong whereas Kidambi Srikanth will play eight seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand of their respective males’s singles round-of-16 matches.

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