India’s BWF China Open Campaign got Over after defeat of B Sai Praneeth in Quarterfinals against World No.9 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting.
Sai Praneeth lost in a three-game match by 21-16, 6-21, 16-21 against Indonesian Shuttler Anthony Sinisuka Ginting. The lost draws curtains on India’s campaign at the China Open World Tour Super 1000 Tournament.
Previously Sai Praneeth had defeated Indonesian Shuttler to secure his historic Bronze Medal in World Champion. Praneeth lost this time by 21-16, 6-21, 16-21 in a 55 minutes match. The Indonesian Shuttler Anthony Ginting will now take on Denmark’s Shuttler Anders Antonsen, who had won the silver medal at the World Championships.
Praneeth was 3-2 ahead previously in the head to headcount against Ginting. But he ran out of the steam after winning the first game. Praneeth had reached the Swiss Open Finals earlier this year.
Praneeth started the game with a 3-0 early lead and kept the momentum reaching 11-3 till the break. Ginting tried his best to make a comeback and took the game till 11-14, but Praneeth didn’t lose his momentum and sealed the game by 21-6.
In the second game, Ginting grabbed six straight points with the score of 9-4 and entered the break with a lead of 11-5. The Indonesian Shuttler didn’t lost his continuity and made a massive lead of 18-6 and won the second game easily.
The third or the decider game was the thrilling affair, Indian Shuttler Praneeth made a remarkable comeback after 2-6 deficit to catch up with Ginting and even went ahead by 11-7 at the break. But the Indonesian shuttler Ginting turned the game around and scored 6 straight points to reach 13-12. After getting the momentum Indonesian Shuttler didn’t give Praneeth much of chance and took 4 points of lead to seal the match and enters himself to semifinals.
Last month Praneeth Created history and was the Indian men’s Singles shuttler after 36 years to reach the semifinals of World Championships. Previously Indian Badminton Lagend Pakash Padukone was the one who won a bronze at the 1983 edition of Championship.