HS Prannoy enters Japan Open quarterfinals | Badminton News

OSAKA: Star Indian shuttler HS Prannoy continued his rampaging run with a superb straight-games win over former world champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore to breeze into the quarterfinals of the Japan Open Super 750 tournament here on Thursday.
A former world number 8, Prannoy, who had reached the quarterfinals of the World Championships last week, saw off eighth seeded Yew 22-20, 21-19 in a 44-minute second-round men’s singles match.
This was Prannoy’s third win over the Singaporean in four meetings.
The 30-year-old Indian will next face Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen in the last-eight stage.
Prannoy has beaten Chen in their last two meetings.

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