Indonesia Open 2022: Prannoy suffered a crushing defeat in the semi-finals, the Indian challenge ended in the tournament

Prannoy lost in the semi-finals

This was the second semi-final of the world number 23 HS Prannoy at the Indonesia Open. He had reached the last four in the 2017 stage as well.

Indonesia Open Super 1000 Badminton (Indonesia Open Super 1000 Badminton) The Indian challenge came to an end with the defeat of veteran player HS Prannoy in the tournament on Saturday. Prannoy faced the hands of China’s Jao Jung Peng in the semi-final match. Peng 16-21, 15-21 in a match that lasted 40 minutes Prannoy (HS Prannoy) and made it to the finals. Earlier, Prannoy had registered a 21-14 21-12 win against Gemke in the quarterfinals in the quarterfinals that lasted 40 minutes.

Prannoy stuck in net play

This was the first meeting of the two in international badminton. The Chinese took an 11-6 lead over Prannoy from the break of the game before his powerful smash and flick shot. He maintained a five-point lead till 14-9. Prannoy was looking a bit nervous in his net play and he had no control over the shuttle. Although Prannoy reduced the gap to 14-16, but Jun Peng took the score 19-15 with a wide shot and long return from the Indian player. Prannoy again saved a point but Jun Peng won the game.

Prannoy could not maintain the lead

In the second game, Prannoy took a 6-4 lead but missed several chances but his happiness did not last long. He could not match his rival and Jun Peng took full advantage of his weak returns. The Chinese player was in complete control and was leading 17-9 after losing the Indian’s video referral and then it did not take long for them to win. This was the second semi-final of world number 23 Prannoy at the Indonesia Open. He had reached the last four in the 2017 stage as well. Prannoy, who reached the Swiss Open Super 300 final in March, will now face China’s Zhao Jun Peng. Prior to this match, the winning record between Prannoy and Gameke was tied at 2-2.

Other Indians Result

Among other Indian players, Sameer Verma crashed out after losing in straight games to world number five Li Ji Jia of Malaysia. Former world number 11 Sameer was defeated by sixth seed Lee 21-10, 21-13. This was Sameer’s fifth defeat in seven matches against Lee. Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy also crashed out after losing 16-21, 13-21 to top seeds Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Phan. MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila lost 19-21, 15-21 to Yu Chen and Yu Xuan for China.