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World Badminton Championships: HS Prannoy faces Zhao Junpeng in quarterfinal


World Badminton Championships: HS Prannoy is the lone remaining Indian in the singles at the BWF World Championships this year and he…

World Badminton Championships: HS Prannoy is the lone remaining Indian in the singles at the BWF World Championships this year and he faces China’s Zhao Junpeng in the all-important quarterfinal on Friday. Prannoy defeated compatriot Lakshya Sen with a come from behind victory in three games to qualify for the last-8 stage of the tournament, while Jun Peng defeated Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia in the third round. Meanwhile, India’s Men’s doubles pair of Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty and also MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila will look to seal spots in the semifinal. Follow BWF World Championships LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN 

World Badminton Championships: HS Prannoy looks to seal semifinal spot, Chirag Shetty & Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, MR Arjun & Dhruv Kapila to play in quarterfinal – Follow LIVE updates

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India’s quarterfinal contests

  • HS Prannoy vs Zhao Junpeng – 8.30 AM 
  • Satwiksairaj / Chirag vs Hoki Kobayashi – 7.50 AM 
  • Arjun / Kapila vs Ahsan / Setiawan – 7.10 AM 
World Badminton Championships: HS Prannoy looks to seal semifinal spot, Chirag Shetty & Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, MR Arjun & Dhruv Kapila to play in quarterfinal - Follow LIVE updates
World Badminton Championships: HS Prannoy looks to seal semifinal spot, Chirag Shetty & Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, MR Arjun & Dhruv Kapila to play in quarterfinal – Follow LIVE updates

HS Prannoy vs Zhao Junpeng

HS Prannoy is looking to continue his dream run in the tournament as he faces China’s Zhao Junpeng for a spot in the semifinals. Prannoy started the campaign by defeating Luke Wraber 21-12, 21-11 in straight sets in the first round of the tournament. He then clinched one of the biggest upset victories of the tournament by winning against second seed and local favourite Kento Momota in straight games. He then faces Lakshya Sen and despite losing the first game 17-21, he came back to win the next two games 16-21, 17-21 to make it to the quarterfinal.

Meanwhile, Zhao Junpeng featured in the second round directly after his opponent Anuoluwapo Opeyori withdrew from the opening round. He faced 12th seed Kidambi Srikanth in the second round and defeated him in straight games. In the second round he faced a tough challenge from Lee Zii Jia but won he contest 19-21, 21-11, 19-21 to advance to the quarterfinal.

This will be the second meeting between both the players and Junpeng leads the head-to-head record against Prannoy by winning their only contest. They last met this year at the Indonesia Open with Junpeng winning the contest in straight games.

World Badminton Championships: HS Prannoy looks to seal semifinal spot, Chirag Shetty & Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, MR Arjun & Dhruv Kapila to play in quarterfinal - Follow LIVE updates
World Badminton Championships: HS Prannoy looks to seal semifinal spot, Chirag Shetty & Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, MR Arjun & Dhruv Kapila to play in quarterfinal – Follow LIVE updates

Satwiksairaj / Chirag vs Hoki Kobayashi 

India’s seventh seeded duo Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will be up against Japan’s second seeded Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi in the quarterfinals. The Indian pair received a bye to the second round and defeated Gautemala’s Anibal Marroquin and Jonathan Solis in straight games. They yet again dominated in the second round against Lasse Molhede and Jeppe Bay in straight games to make it to the quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, Hoki-Kobayashi pair defeated France’s Delrue-Villeger in straight sets in the second round and then clinched a 21-12, 21-14 victory against Scotland’s Alexander Dunn and Adam Hall in the second to set up clash with the Indian duo who recently won gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

German Open Badminton: After Bansod and Kashyap, Men's doubles pair of M.R. Arjun-Dhruv Kapila fail to cross first round hurdle
German Open Badminton: After Bansod and Kashyap, Men’s doubles pair of M.R. Arjun-Dhruv Kapila fail to cross first round hurdle

 

Arjun / Kapila vs Ahsan / Setiawan 

MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila have made it to the quarterfinals of the World Championships and they will be facing Indonesia’s third seeded Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan. The Indian duo started the tournament by facing Thailand’s Supak Jomkoh and Kittinupong Kedren in the first round and defeated them in three sets. In the second round Arjun-Kapila defeated 8th seeded pair Kim Astrup and Anders Rasmussen in straight games. They then scripted a come from behind three-set victory in the third round against Singapore’s Terry Hee and Loh Kean Hean to enter the quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, the third seeded Indonesian pair received a bye to the second round and by defeating France’s Corvee / Labar in straight games. In the third round too they defeated 12th seeded German pair Mark Lamfuss and Marvin Seidel in straight games 21-18, 23-21. The strong Indonesian duo are yet to lose a game in the contest and enters the upcoming contest as the favourite.

World Badminton Championships: HS Prannoy looks to seal semifinal spot, Chirag Shetty & Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, MR Arjun & Dhruv Kapila to play in quarterfinal – Follow LIVE updates

 



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