Japan Open 2022: HS Prannoy Advances to Pre-quarters in Osaka

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  • HS Prannoy swings into pre-quarters of Japan Open 2022.
  • Prannoy outclassed Hongkong's Ng Ka Long Angus.
  • Prannoy will face world champion Kean Yew of Singapore.

Ace Indian shuttler HS Prannoy advanced to the men’s singles round of 16 at the Japan Open 2022 badminton tournament, on Tuesday.

Prannoy took the lead in the first game against Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long Angus at 11-10. In a while, Angus retired from the tie due to an apparent injury. The withdrawal will get the must-needed rest for his next round encounter which will be against the 2021 world champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore.

Leading No. 18 made it to the QFs of the world championships last week after beating Kento Momota and Lakshya Sen.

Meanwhile, Commonwealth Games champion Lakshya Sen will begin his Japan Open 2022 campaign against Kenta Nishimoto on Wednesday. The likes of Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal also begin their campaigns on Wednesday, as do the pairs of MR Arjun/Dhruv Kapila and Treesa Jolly/Gayatri Gopichand.

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