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Sports Badminton 04 May 2019 Shuttlers end campai ...

Shuttlers end campaign in New zealand

PTI
Published May 4, 2019, 1:19 am IST
Updated May 4, 2019, 1:19 am IST
Unseeded Prannoy squandered a one-game advantage before losing 21-17, 15-21, 14-21 to world number 11 Japanese shuttler.
 (Photo: AP)
  (Photo: AP)

Auckland: H. S. Prannoy fought valiantly before losing to fifth seed Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan in the men’s singles quarterfinal, drawing curtains on India’s campaign at the New Zealand Open badminton tournament, here on Friday.

Unseeded Prannoy squandered a one-game advantage before losing 21-17, 15-21, 14-21 to world number 11 Japanese shuttler in a marathon last-eight round match.

 

The first game witnessed a close fight between Prannoy and Tsuneyama as both matched each other stroke for stroke till the first 13 points before the Indian pocketed four straight points.

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