Tokyo: India's star badminton player B Sai Praneeth has made it to the quarterfinals of the men's singles event of Japan Open. Preneet, who performed brilliantly in the second round, defeated Japan's Kanta Suniyama 21-13, 21-16 on Thursday. The player who wins this Japan Open tournament will receive a prize money of $ 750,000
Only 45 min won in the match
Indian player B Sai Praneeth showed a strong game from the beginning. Praneeth did not give the opposition the chance to return and won the match only in 45 minutes. In the quarter-finals, Praneeth will face Indonesia's Tommy Sugiartre. In the first round, Praneeth had only defeated the Japanese player.
Indian team beat China
In the meantime, Satkikasaiyaraj Runkardi and Chirag Shetty of India have also entered the quarter-finals of the men's doubles category. In the second round, the Indian duo defeated the Chinese pair of Huang Xiang and Liu Cheng in a tough match to beat three sets 15-21, 21-11, 21-19. This fight lasted 53 minutes.
Indian Badminton star Kidambi Srikanth out of Japan Open
India's star badminton player Kidambi Srikanth was out in the first round of Japan Open. Srikanth had to face defeat against compatriot HS Prannoy on Wednesday. In a tough match, Prannoy defeated Srikanth 13-21, 21-11, 22-20 in a tough match to three sets. Despite making an edge in the first game, Srikanth lost the next two sets. With this defeat Srikanth's journey to the Japan Open ended.