Indonesia Open 2021, Quarter-finals LIVE - Sai Praneeth locks horns with Viktor Axelsen - Scores, Updates, Results, Blog
Catch all the badminton action LIVE from the Indonesia Open 2021 as PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth and Satwik-Chirag eye semis.
Welcome to the live blog of The Bridge for the Indonesia Open 2021 BWF Super 1000 tournament!
Packing in a lot of hearty performances in Bali, Indian badminton players are very much in the mix to contend for the Super 1000 title at the ongoing Indonesia Open 2021. All eyes will be on World Champion and double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu to advance to the semi-finals, for the third tournament in a row. Meanwhile, the dynamic men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will look to sharpen their form and keep their focus on the big prize, as will Sai Praneeth hope for a miraculous outing going in his favour against Viktor Axelsen.
Lots of exciting badminton action today, stay tuned!
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- 26 Nov 2021 1:56 PM GMT
A very big thank you for joining us today on our live blog for the Indonesia Open 2021 and sharing in our excitement!
Tomorrow we'll have exciting clashes to look forward to, so block your dates now -
PV Sindhu will go up against Thai veteran player and second seed Ratchanok Intanon in the first semi-final.
Meanwhile, it is time to re-play a Tokyo Olympics classic as Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will lock horns against home favourite's Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sukamuljo a.k.a The Minions!
Go ahead and have a lovely evening - brew a good cup of tea and wait for the action tomorrow!
- 26 Nov 2021 1:51 PM GMT
Aside from the Sai Praneeth hiccup, it has been a good day at business for the Indian badminton stars at the Indonesia Open 2021!
PV Sindhu essayed a beautiful victory and made it to her third semi-final on the trot while Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated a Malaysian pair in straight games to make it to the semi-finals as well and really ripen their chance for securing a ticket to the World Tour Finals!
Overall, it has been a splendid day for the Indian badminton fans!!
- 26 Nov 2021 1:49 PM GMT
But that is a curtain call for Sai Praneeth who did show sparks of brilliance but wasn't able to sustain it or match pace with the mighty Dane as Praneeth exits the tournament.
Axelsen remains the hot favourite to win this tournament and carries on forward.
Come back stronger, Praneeth!
- 26 Nov 2021 1:46 PM GMT
Sai Praneeth tries what he can but the Olympic champion is simply too good for Praneeth and in just 36 minutes, Viktor Axelsen waltzes into the semi-finals, 21-12, 21-8. Brilliant show from Axelsen!
- 26 Nov 2021 1:38 PM GMT
Sai Praneeth looks a little lot and spent up here as Axelsen is being brilliant!
- 26 Nov 2021 1:36 PM GMT
Axelsen is racing away with the match here as he keeps attacking with body smashes and Praneeth is left without a reply.
Axelsen leads 9-4 in Game 2.