Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal started the year in a grand style. Saina has made it to the quarter-finals of the Malaysia Masters 2020. In the pre-quarterfinals on Thursday, Saina defeated Young from South Korea’s Aan 25–23, 21–12 to advance to the quarter-finals. He will now face Spain’s Caroline Marin to reach the semi-finals.
PV Sindhu also defeated Japan’s Aya Ohori for a place in the quarter-finals. Sindhu won the first set 21-10 while defeating the Japanese player 21-15 in the second set to win the match.
Malaysia Masters 2020
Saina Nehwal, who won a bronze at the London Olympics, has made it to the quarter-finals of the Malaysia Masters. He knocked Young out of the tournament in just 39 minutes from Korea’s Aan. The experienced Saina defeated the 17-year-old youngster in two successive sets. The Indian star won the match 25–23, 21–12.
Earlier, Indian shuttler HS Prannoy entered the second round of the Malaysia Masters 2020 badminton tournament on Wednesday. Defeating world number 10 Kenta Sunayama along with women’s stars PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal.
World number 26 Prannoy defeated Sunayama 21-9, 21-17 in just 34 minutes of the first round. Now Prannoy will face world number one player Kento Momota of Japan. Who is in excellent form on Thursday in the second round. Morimoto beat another Indian Parupalli Kashyap 21-17 21-16 in 43 minutes.
However, World Championship bronze medalists B Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth had to look out of the men’s singles. Praneeth lost 11-21, 15-21 to Rasmus Gameke of Denmark in the first round. Srikanth, however, lost 17-21, 5-21 to second seed Chinese Taipei’s Chow Tien Chen in just 30 minutes.
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