Subhankar Dey beats B Sai Praneeth: 13-21, 21-18, 22-20
To come from a game down and beat a higher-ranked shuttler is just outstanding. What an emphatic win for the 24-year-old Dey to enter the semi-finals after a well-deserved win in three games. With that win, he sets up a semi-final clash with HS Prannoy tomorrow!
18-18! It's a pretty tight contest between Praneeth and Dey as the scores are level in the third and final game. Who will take the match from here?
16-12! Praneeth is still on the front foot against Dey, who has gifted a few points by hitting the frame at times. Praneeth has bounced back after a disappointing second game.
14-10! B Sai Praneeth has opened up a four-point lead over Shubhankar Dey in the deciding game.
The duo won 1 game apiece and it looks like the third and final game will go down the wire.
Kidambi Srikanth through to semis!
A hard-fought 21-17, 23-21 win for Srikanth who was stretched in the second game by eighth seed Shubham Prajapati. The recently-crowned World No 2 had to change his on-court position at times to unsettle Prajapati. He will face Lakshya Sen in the semi-finals next.
A heel injury for fourth seed Ajay Jayaram there. It seems like the shuttler hasn't fully recovered from the previous injury. Lakshya Sen gets a walkover and he is through to the semi-finals where he could possibly face Kidambi Srikanth.
Lakshya Sen gets a walkover from Ajay Jayaram
The 16-year-old enters the semi-finals of #SNBC2017
Meanwhile on Court 4, former junior World No 1 Lakshya Sen has taken a 9-3 lead over Ajay Jayaram in the opening game. The 17-year-old shuttler is one of the star attractions of the tournament and it wouldn't surprise many if he comes out victorious against Jayaram.
Despite a slow start, Srikanth takes the opening game 21-17 against Prajapati
A comprehensive win for the top-seeded shuttler from Andhra Pradesh against Shriyanshi Pardeshi in straight games. Pardeshi tried her best to trouble Sindhu with a barrage of rallies but Sindhu's clean returns proved to be a handful for the youngster.
.@srikidambi takes on Shubham Prajapati in the quarter-finals of men's singles event
13-5! Sindhu extends her lead over Pardeshi in the opening game. Pardeshi looks a bit nervous as she is struggling to lift the shuttle from the backcourt. Not to forget, Pardeshi is also prone to making too many errors near the forecourt.
PV Sindhu leads 11-4 against Pardeshi at the mid-game interval of the first game
Saina Nehwal takes on Aakarshi Kashyap in the quarter-finals. It is a brilliant opportunity for the youngster Kashyap to play against former World No 1. Regardless of the result, this match is a great learning curve for Kashyap.
.@NSaina is in action against Aakarshi Kashyap in the quarter-finals of women's singles
The pre-quarterfinal action for the day has come to a close. All the big names have safely sailed into the quarter-final which is set to begin at 5 pm (IST). Join us in an hour for the live score and updates from quarterfinals of the 82nd Senior National Badminton Championships
Parupalli Kashyap makes it to the quarters defeating Ansal Yadav 21-4, 21-13
16-year-old Lakshya Sen moves into the quarter-final with a 21-18, 21-13 win over Pratul Joshi.
Preview: After a long gap of nine years, the senior National Badminton Championships finds itself under the spotlight following the participation of every top player in the country at the Divisional Sports Complex, Nagpur.
From the Badminton Association of India's gentle coercion to the increase in the prize money, speculations are rife about the reasons behind the participation of the top athletes in a tournament that they neglected over the years.
Nonetheless, the tournament gets its shine once again with the entry of players like Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap, Sai Praneeth and Ajay Jayaram.
All these players will be in action on Monday after receiving byes till the pre-quarterfinal stage and it will be a chance for the home crowd to see their favourite players live in action on Indian soil and not just seeing them winning the International tournaments.
Apart from these big names, the presence of 16-year-old Lakshya Sen, the world’s top junior and Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy trainee, has also piqued the interest in the senior Nationals. The young winner of the Bulgarian Open earlier this year is strongly favoured to give the established stars a run for their money and has got off to a brisk start by winning his singles rubber against Maisnam Meiraba 21-13, 12-21, 21-13.