A good win from Prannoy sees him in the quarters of the French Open

HS Prannoy reached the quarters of French Open Super Series File Pic

HS Prannoy reached the quarters of French Open Super Series
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Internet Desk: Star Indian shuttler HS Prannoy raced through to the quarter finals of the French Open Super Series after he defeated Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark in straight sets.

Prannoy who has currently reached his career best ranking of 12, defeated his opponent in just 31 minutes to win the game 21-11, 21-12. Prannoy will be meeting Jeon Hyeok-jin of Korea who was the finalist of the Australian Open.

“Good win against Vittinghus last night to advance to the quarter-finals!! Tricky one awaiting later in the evening,” Prannoy tweeted after the match.

The Indian had lost to the World No 31 Jeon in the Canada Open in a close match this year.

In another men’s singles match, it was curtains for Singapore Open champion B Sai Praneeth after he lost 13-21, 17 -21 to Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto late on Thursday.

Young Indian doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, meanwhile, notched up a stunning win over World No 6 Danish combo of Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding to reach their second quarter-final of the season.

The World No 32 Indian pair, who had reached the quarters at Korea Open, dished out a superb performance to shock the 2016 European champions Conrad-Petersen and Kolding 22-20 12- 21 21-19 in a match that lasted an hour.

“We are very happy to win the match today. We were leading 16-8 in the third game but made some simple errors and it was 19-all. Somehow we managed to win,” Chirag said.

The Indian pair will square off against another Danish pair of Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen, who are the 2012 London Games silver medallists.

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