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
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