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Prannoy stuns top seed Lee, Srikanth shocks Jorgensen

India’s H S Prannoy stunned World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in straight games to storm into the quarterfinals of the USD 1,000,000 Indonesia Super Series Premier here on Thursday.

Prannoy stuns top seed Lee, Srikanth shocks Jorgensen
H S Prannoy


The World No. 25 Indian, who went into the match with a 0-2 head-tohead record, saw off three-time Olympic silver medallist Lee 21-10 21-18 in a 40-minute men’s singles contest at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC). 

“Lee looked ordinary today and I took my chances. I am very happy to have won,” Prannoy told PTI . K Srikanth also dug deep into his reservoir to notch up a stunning 2115 20-22 21-16 victory over fourth seed Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen to make the quarters too. 

Prannoy will next face Olympic champion Chen Long of China, while Srikanth will meet the winner of the match between Chinese Taipei’s Tzu Wei Wang and Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long Angus. 

Prannoy looked in ominous form as he opened up a 6-0 lead in the opening game and then jumped up to a 10-3 advantage. In the second game, Prannoy once again held a 10-6 lead, which was quickly erased by Lee, who had a 13-12 advantage for a brief time. Prannoy soon changed gears to surge to 17-14 but Lee again levelled the scores before the Indian shut the door with some good points.

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