Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy registered straight recreation wins to advance to the boys’s singles quarterfinals, but it surely was curtains for double Olympic medallist P.V. Sindhu on the Indonesia Open World Tour Tremendous 1000 occasion right here on Thursday.
Taking the court docket first, Srikanth used his huge expertise to quell the problem of Lakshya Sen 21-17 22-20 in an all-Indian second-round duel.
It was a hard-fought battle between the 2 Indians however Srikanth bagged the essential moments along with his calmness and expertise to prevail over Lakshya within the match that lasted 45 minutes.
The win ensured Srikanth’s dominance over his youthful countrymate as he took his head-to-head file to 3-0 over Lakshya.
Seventh seed Prannoy then took simply 43 minutes to get the higher of Angus Ng Ka Lengthy of Hong Kong 21-18 21-16. Nevertheless, world quantity 14 Sindhu made an early exit as soon as once more, shedding 21-18 21-16 to her nemesis and world No 3 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese language Taipei in a ladies’s singles second spherical match.
Sindhu had made opening spherical exits from the final two occasions.
Tai Tzu, seeded third, has been the opponent Sindhu had struggled towards probably the most within the worldwide area and it was no higher right here with the Chinese language Taipei shuttler enhancing her head-to-head file over the Indian to a staggering 19-5.
Sindhu and Tai Tzu’s most up-to-date assembly was on the 2023 Sudirman Cup, the place the Chinese language Taipei participant gained 21-14 18-21 21-17.
With Sindhu’s loss, the Indian problem got here to an finish within the ladies’s singles occasion.
Earlier within the day, opposite to the ultimate consequence it was Lakshya who began on a constructive notice, taking an early 4-0 lead within the opening recreation earlier than Srikanth clawed his means again.
It was even Stevens until 17 factors earlier than Srikanth got here out attacking and used the court docket to nice impact to tire out his youthful rival and win 4 straight factors to pocket the primary recreation.
The second recreation was no totally different as each shuttlers matched one another until 13 factors earlier than Srikanth gained six straight factors to surge forward to 20-14.
However the 2021 world championships silver medallist squandered six match factors as Lakshya bounced again in type to attract stage at 20 apiece. Srikanth, nonetheless, had the final snicker as he saved his composure to win the subsequent two factors and seal the affair.
Srikanth will subsequent play Li Shi Feng of China, who upset fourth seed Loh Kean Yew of Singapore 21-19 21-14 in one other second spherical match, whereas Prannoy will face third seed Kodai Naraoka of Japan within the final eight spherical.