PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth Enter Quarterfinals Of Malaysia Masters

PV Sindhu disposed of Aya Ohori of Japan in straight video games in girls’s singles.© AFP

Star Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth booked their locations within the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Masters Tremendous 500 match with contrasting wins over their respective rivals right here on Thursday.

Whereas double Olympic medallist and sixth seed Sindhu disposed of Aya Ohori of Japan in straight video games in girls’s singles, Prannoy needed to dig deep to get the higher of Shi Feng Li of China in a troublesome three-game males’s singles contest. Later within the day, Srikanth prevailed over India Open champion and eighth seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand.

Taking the courtroom first, world No. 13 Sindhu prolonged her domination over Ohori, ranked twenty eighth, taking simply 40 minutes to beat the Japanese 21-16, 21-11 within the spherical of 16. It was her thirteenth win over the Japanese in as many conferences.

Sindhu will face China’s Yi Man Zhang within the quarterfinals.

World No. 9 Prannoy then overcame a sport deficit to beat world No. 11 and reigning All England champion Li 13-21, 21-16, 21-11 in a single hour and 10 minutes to e book his berth within the last-eight stage.

Prannoy will subsequent meet Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto, who has claimed victories in 2022 Japan Open and Spain Masters this yr.

Coming into the match with a 0-3 head-to-head report, Srikanth notched up a 21-19, 21-19 win over Vitidsarn to additionally make it to the quarterfinals.

The 2021 World Championships silver medallist will meet Indonesian qualifier Christian Adinata.

Lakshya Sen, nonetheless, misplaced to Angus Ng Ka Lengthy of Hong Kong 14-21, 19-21 to finish his marketing campaign.

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