Indonesia Open: India’s HS Prannoy in semifinal

June 18, 2022

BadmintonIndonesia Open Super Badminton Tournament


India’s HS Prannoy continued his impressive run as he sailed into the semifinals of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 badminton tournament with a straight-game win over world No. 13 Rasmus Gemke of Denmark here today.

A little over a month after his heroic win over Gemke in the decisive fifth rubber against Denmark which ensured India’s entry into the Thomas Cup final, Prannoy produced yet another finely-crafted performance to win 21-14 21-12 in a 40-minute quarterfinal clash.

It is the second semifinal appearance for world No. 23 Prannoy at the Indonesia event. He had reached the last-four in the 2017 edition.

Prannoy, who had reached the Swiss Open Super 300 final in March, will next face China’s Zhao Jun Peng.

Coming into the match with a 2-2 head-to-head count, Prannoy didn’t put a foot wrong as he played some angled crosscourt shots and reverse slices to good effect to keep a firm grip on the match. The match saw short rallies, with Gemke bothered by a knee issue.

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