US Open GPG Highlights, badminton scores and results: HS Prannoy beats P Kashyap to claim maiden title

US Open GPG Highlights, badminton scores and results: HS Prannoy beats P Kashyap to claim maiden title
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    That's all folks! Hope you enjoyed our live coverage of the men's singles final as it was HS Prannoy who came out victorious in a three-game thriller against Parupalli Kashyap. So, yet again an Indian shuttler claimed the elusive gold at an international event. Things are going pretty well for Indian badminton and its fans. Thanks for watching!

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    HS Prannoy beats Parupalli Kashyap: 21-15, 22-20, 21-12!

    A very calm and composed show by Prannoy there to seal his third Grand Prix Gold and maiden US Open title against an intelligent player like Kashyap. The 25-year-old scripted a brilliant comeback in the first game and despite losing the second narrowly, he managed to wrap up things quickly in the decider. Court coverage and a variation of strokes made the difference at the end. 

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    19-10! Prannoy shows why he is one of the smart shuttlers out there. His judgement has been pretty accurate, especially after a disappointing start of the first game. He is just two points away from his maiden US Open title!

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    17-10! Prannoy is just toying around with Kashyap who looks dejected after committing a series of net errors for the third time in this match.

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    13-8! With that unplayable forehand smash, Prannoy inches closer to his maiden US Open GPG title. Kashyap is trying too much to make a comeback.

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    9-5! Prannoy has maintained his four-point lead in the third game against Kashyap. Great footwork there. 

    6-9! Such skill there from Kashyap as he pulls one back. What a backhand shot!

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    4-1! Oh well, Prannoy holds a three-point lead early on the decider! He is just unbeatable at the net. Kashyap will have to hit those clinical drives from the forecort to stretch Prannoy. 

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    Parupalli Kashyap makes it 1-1, wins second game 22-20

    A much better performance from the former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Kashyap who cleverly executed a mix of backhand and wrist strokes from the basepoint. Prannoy did not give up but was left confused at times.

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    Both the shuttlers are doing everything they can to win this one. Prannoy needs two points to seal the match, while Kashyap needs the same number of points to send the match into the deciding game! 

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    18-18! 

    Great rally and a great jump smash by Prannoy to level the scores as we approach the end of the second game.

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    WHAT A RALLY! 

    This time, Prannoy plays a smart cross court drop to take a point. Kashyap, on the other hand, tries to play long rallies to put Prannoy under pressure. 

    Kashyap still leads by a point 15-14

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    14-12! 

    Net error haunts Kashyap as he loses two points on the trot. Make it 15-12, Kashyap executes a perfect jump smash! Prannoy is on his knees. 

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    Surprisingly, the second game has witnessed more attacking drives from Kashyap than Prannoy. Variation!

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    11-8! 

    For the second time in this match, Kashyap has taken a healthy lead at the mid-game interval. However, the question here is can he maintain the lead or will Prannoy claw back?

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    5-5! There we are. Looks like a proper attack vs defence in the second game. Somehow, Prannoy has kept his calm to draw level yet again in this match.

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    4-2! A powerful backhand forces Prannoy to lift the shuttle from the basepoint. But Kashyap capitalises with a cheeky wrist shot.

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    3-1! Great technique and power by Kashyap as he starts the second game just like he did in the first. Can he maintain the lead throughout?

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    HS Prannoy wins first game: 21-15

    Prannoy does what he does best. From being 4-8 down, he picked his spot perfectly and never looked back since then. Excellent court coverage after the mid-game interval by Prannoy. Meanwhile, after taking a healthy lead, Kashyap succumbed to Prannoy's aggressive strokes from the forecourt. 

    The second game gets underway!

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    19-14! Incredible forehand strokes by Prannoy there. He opens up a five-point lead as we approach the end of the first game. Kashyap is finding it difficult against a very offensive Prannoy.

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    17-15! Kashyap gifts two points via net errors as Prannoy hits a barrage of net shots to take control.

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    15-13! Prannoy has taken things under his control now. Great judgement by the 24-year-old as he targets Kashyap's left tramline for the fourth time. Looks like Prannoy has a plan here.

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    13-12! 

    Prannoy strikes out of nowhere! From being down at 4-8, the Kerala-born shuttler pips Kashyap to take a slender lead.

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    12-11! Kashyap holds a narrow one-point lead in the first game of the USA GPG final against Prannoy. 

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    10-7! Nice footwork there by Kashyap as he pushes Prannoy towards the baseline yet again. 

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    8-4! Kashyap pulls one back as he takes the advantage of Prannoy's position near the tramline. 

    5-8! Prannoy won't let his good friend run away with the lead as he hits one straight down the court. 

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    4-7! Prannoy wins three points on the trot as he is finally looking comfortable at the forecourt. That's what he is all about. Great control

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    A couple of errors from Prannoy have allowed Kashyap to take a 4-1 lead. Prannoy has played three consecutive defensive strokes. He is looking different tonight. 

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    Love-all, play!

    Kashyap takes two points with ease as both shuttlers look to play aggressively early on in the first game.

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    Hey BAI, we are! 

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    The women's singles are over. 

    It's time for the BIG clash:

    HS Prannoy vs Parupalli Kashyap

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    HS Prannoy vs Parupalli Kashyap: Head-to-head

    Looking at their head-to-head meetings, it is hard to separate the Indian duo, with Kashyap winning at the then India Grand Prix in 2010 and Prannoy at the 2014 German Open respectively.

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    HS Prannoy vs Parpalli Kashyap: Form

    Former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Kashyap will contest in his first final in about 21 months. The 30-year-old reached the final in October 2015, but unfortunately limped off the court with a calf injury. Since then, he has been struggling to maintain his form at tournaments.

    Meanwhile, having battled a series of injuries, Prannoy will play his first final since clinching the 2016 Swiss Open. A string of excellent performances by Prannoy, which saw him making the semi-finals of the Indonesia Open by beating Malaysian ace Lee Chong Wei, and China's Chen Long remains the Kerala-born shuttler's best display of the year.

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    HS Prannoy vs Parupalli Kashyap

    India have successfully maintained their brilliant run in men's singles in the tournament and at the end of the summit clash, an Indian shuttler will claim the US Open crown for the very first time.

    It won't be the first time that two Indian shuttlers will square off for the title this season. Earlier at the Singapore Open Superseries, Kidambi Srikanth faced B Sai Praneeth in the final with the latter emerging victorious. On the other hand, this is the first time that two Indians have reached the men's singles final at the US Open.

Semi-finals report: Shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy made it an all-Indian men's singles final, while the men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy lost in the semi-finals of the US Open Grand Prix Gold.

HS Prannoy and Parupalli Kashyap are slated to face each other on Sunday. AFP

HS Prannoy and Parupalli Kashyap are slated to face each other on Sunday. AFP

Second seeded Prannoy on Friday got the better of Vietnamese 15th seed Tien Minh Nguyen 21-14, 21-19 in 40 minutes in the second semi-final.

In the other semi-final, World No 59 Kashyap overcame South Korea's Kwang Hee Heo 15-21, 21-15, 21-16 in an hour and six minutes.

In the international circuit, Kashyap and World No 23 Prannoy have only met twice, with each winning a game.

The first game between them took place in 2010 Indian Grand Prix where Kashyap won. In the next one, at German Open 2014, Prannoy triumphed.

Their compatriots Manu-Sumeeth wasted their opportunity to join them in Sunday's play. The third seeded Indian men's doubles pair went down fighting against Chinese Taipei's top-seeded combine of Lu Ching Yao and Yang Po Han. The Chinese Taipei pair won the battle 21-12, 12-21, 22-20 in 54 minutes.

Lu-Yang will meet South Koreans Seung Jae Seo and Kim Ha Na in the final on Sunday. Seung-Kim eased past Japanese Kohei Gondo and Wakana Nagahara 21-13, 21-13 in 32 minutes.

The women's singles title will be decided between Canadian sixth seed Michelle Li and Japanese third seed Aya Ohori.

With inputs from IANS


Published Date: Jul 24, 2017 04:34 am | Updated Date: Jul 24, 2017 04:37 am


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