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

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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.

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.

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

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

Updated Date: Jul 24, 2017 04:37:36 IST



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