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India shuttler HS Prannoy (file image)
India shuttler HS Prannoy (file image)

Swiss Open: Prannoy HS defeats Parupalli Kashyap; Sameer Verma bows out after losing to Ginting

ANI | Updated: Mar 25, 2022 21:13 IST


Basel [Switzerland], March 25 (ANI): Indian shuttler Prannoy HS on Friday entered into the semi-finals of the ongoing Swiss Open 2022, here at St. Jakobshalle in Basel.
Playing at court 3, Prannoy thrashed his compatriot Parupalli Kashyap in straight games 21-16, 21-16, in the quarter-final match that lasted for 43 minutes.
However, shuttler Sameer Verma bowed out of the tournament after losing to Indonesia's Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in straight games 21-17, 21-14, in a match that lasted for 39 minutes.

Earlier, Prannoy had defeated Kalle Koljonen in the third round of the Swiss Open and booked the quarter-finals clash against Parupalli who received a walkover after World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen withdrew from the tournament.
Apart from Prannoy, India's ace shuttler PV Sindhu also stormed into the semi-finals of the women's singles clash after defeating Michelle Li in straight games 21-10, 21-19.
Later in the day, Kidambi Srikanth will face Denmark's Anders Antonsen in the men's singles quarter-final while the duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy will be going up against Malaysia's Vivian Hoo and Lim Chiew Sien. (ANI)

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