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Prannoy scalps Chen Long

Prannoy scalps Chen Long
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Indian shuttler HS Prannoy ousted reigning world and Olympic champion Chen Long of China to enter the semi-finals of the Indonesia Open Superseries Premier here on Friday.

Jakarta: Indian shuttler HS Prannoy ousted reigning world and Olympic champion Chen Long of China to enter the semi-finals of the Indonesia Open Superseries Premier here on Friday.

One day after knocking out multiple world and Olympic medallist Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, the unseeded Prannoy stunned Long 21-18, 16-21, 21-19 in a match lasting an hour and 15 minutes.

World No. 25 Prannoy, who made his way through the qualifiers, had never defeated the Chinese in their ealier three meetings but it was a different day as the Indian showed great athleticism and better control in windy conditions to emerge victories and enter his maiden semi-final of a Super Series event.

Prannoy joined compatriot Kidambi Srikanth in the semi-finals as the latter got the better of Chinese Taipei's Tzu Wei Wang 21-15, 21-14 in 37 minutes.

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