Taipei Open 2023: HS Prannoy lost his quarter final match at the Taipei Open, a BWF World Tour Super 300 tournament, against Hong Kong’s fifth seed Angus Ng Ka Long.
The world No. 9 was the last remaining Indian in the tournament. Prannoy took an early lead but could never recover from a narrow loss in the first game to eventually lose convincingly by 19-21, 8-21.
- 23 Jun 2023 10:35 AM GMT
Prannoy has given up. Lets a shuttle go thinking it's long, but it's actually the end of the match. Loses 5 points on trot to end the match. He was leading well into the first game, but he just could not come back from relinquishing the lead.
Angus into the semifinals. With Prannoy's defeat, all Indians have been knocked out of the Taipei Open.
- 23 Jun 2023 10:09 AM GMT
Both players' judgements letting them down on more than one occasion. Both let the shuttle go thinking it'll go long but it doesn't on at least 2 occasions.
Little to separate them at the fag end of the first game.
Once more, a commanding smash from Prannoy leaves Angus sprawled on the floor and there's a tiny lead for the Indian.
- 23 Jun 2023 10:04 AM GMT
Prannoy reliquishes his early lead, but again it is his attack which gets him back in the lead. A smash gets us back level at 8-8. Angus doing his best to keep Prannoy at the back of his court, but the Indian is jumping at the slightest chance to come forward and land his smashes.
For the moment, it's Prannoy's attack against Angus's wily defence.