Indonesia Open Badminton match Highlights :
– Saina Nehwal lost 21-18, 21-15 against Chen Yufei
– PV Sindhu won 21-17, 21-14
– Prannoy won 21-23, 21-15, 21-13
Birthday girl PV Sindhu was given the best gift after she won her round of 16 clash against Japan’s Aya Ohori with an easy win. The win meant that Sindhu maintains her 100% record against the Japanese shuttler who she has defeated in all the five matches the duo have played. For Saina Nehwal it was bitter disappointment once again. Going through the worst year in her career, Nehwal exited another open after she lost to China’s Chen Yufei in her match by 21-18, 21-15 and failed to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament. In the men’s department HS Prannoy staged a good come-back to outwit Wang 21-23, 21-25, 21-13 after losing his first game.
India’s Number 1 woman shuttler, Sindhu was in fine nick once again in her tie in the Indonesia Open. Winning in straight games, Sindhu hardly broke a sweat throughout the match winning game 1 by a margin of 4 points and bettering that to win the second game by 7 points. The win for the world no.3 means she will take on China’s He Bingjiao for a place in the semi –finals.
Indonesia Open Badminton match Highlights
Saina Nehwal on the other hand couldn’t double the Indian women’s representation in the women’s single category of the $1,250,000 tournament. She succumbed to Chen Yufei who made the most of Nehwal’s poor shot execution and inability read and pick shots. With that Chen completed her revenge against Nehwal who had defeated her last year in the same tournament. The 40 minute clash between the Indian and Chinese saw Nehwal lose by 21-18, 21-15.
The best match of the day was fought between India’s HS Prannoy and Wang. Lasting more than an hour, the match went into three games with Prannoy winner the latter two to find passage into the quarter-finals. Prannoy recovered from a first game loss which he was unlucky to lose 21-23 to wipe out Chang 21-15, 21-13 in the next two games. He will meet third seed and All England champion Shi Yuqi in the quarter-finals.
Do let us know if we missed any interesting moment in the Indonesia Open Badminton match highlights. Stay tuned for more match highlights.