French Open: HS Prannoy advances to quarterfinals, B Sai Praneeth dumped out

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Prannoy beat Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 21-11 21-12 to set up a clash with 2016 Australian Open finalist Jeon Hyeok-jin of Korea.

"Good win against Vittinghus last night to advance to the Quarterfinals!! Tricky one awaiting later in the evening," Prannoy tweeted after the match. (Photo: Twitter/HS Prannoy)

Paris: Indian shuttler H S Prannoy dumped Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in straight games to progress to the men's singles quarterfinals of the French Open Super Series here.

Prannoy, who regained his career-best ranking of World No 12 that he had achieved in June two years ago, took just 31 minutes to see off Vittinghus 21-11 21-12 to set up a clash with 2016 Australian Open finalist Jeon Hyeok-jin of Korea.

"Good win against Vittinghus last night to advance to the Quarterfinals!! Tricky one awaiting later in the evening," Prannoy tweeted after the match. The Indian had lost to the World No 31 Jeon in the Canada Open in a close match this year.

In another men's singles match, it was curtains for Singapore Open champion B Sai Praneeth after he lost 13-21 17 -21 to Japan's Kenta Nishimoto late yesterday.

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