Parupalli Kashyap, HS Prannoy enter US Open badminton semi-finals
Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy earned contrasting quarter-final victories to enter the semi-finals of the US Open badminton.other sports Updated: Jul 22, 2017 11:54 IST
Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy earned contrasting victories on Friday to enter the men’s singles semi-finals at the $120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton in Anaheim on Friday.
Second seed Prannoy took exactly an hour to move past Japanese eighth seed Kanta Tuneyama 10-21, 21-15, 21-18 in the first meeting between the two.
The World No.23 will next take on Vietnamese veteran and 15th seed Tien Minh Nguyen, who has a 1-0 record against the Indian.
Kashyap, on the other hand, had a relatively easier win over compatriot and fifth seed Sameer Verma with the reigning Commonwealth Games champion coming out with a 21-13, 21-16 victory in 40 minutes.
A former World No.6 and making his comeback to the circuit after a spare of injuries, Kashyap registered his second win over Verma in as many meetings.
Update: Parupalli Kashyap defeats Sameer Verma 21-13, 21-16 to enter semifinals of #USAGPG.— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) July 22, 2017
Some time later, third seeds Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy beat Japanese seventh seeds Hiroki Okamura and Masayuki Onondera 21-18, 22-20 in 43 minutes to enter the men’s doubles semi-finals.
However, Attri and Reddy face a tough test next when they take on top seeds Lu Ching Yao and Yang Po Han of Chinese Taipei.