Japan Open: Prannoy stuns compatriot Srikanth
India’s HS Prannoy defeated compatriot Kidambi Srikanth in the opening round to create a major upset.In an all Indian affair, HS Prannoy stunned Kidambi Srikanth, defeating him 13-21, 21-11, 22-20 in the first round of the Japan Open on Wednesday.Srikanth held a 4-1 record over Prannoy coming into this match, but the shuttler was unable to deliver. Srikanth won the first game 21-13, but Prannoy won the second set comprehensively.
The third set was a closely fought affair, which was taken by Prannoy 22-20.
In the doubles, the Indian pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Reddy N Sikki were defeated by Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiaong 11-21, 14-21.
Later today, Sameer Verma will be in action against Danish player Anders Antonsen.