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Prannoy stuns top seed Jorgensen, Saina, Srikanth reach quarters

Prannoy stuns top seed Jorgensen, Saina, Srikanth reach quarters
Rising Indian shuttler HS Prannoy scripted the biggest upset of the day at the Yonex Sunrise Indian Super Series, stunning top seed and world no.2 Jan Jorgensen of Denmark to enter the quarterfinal of the $275,000 event. Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth also won their respective matches to make it to the last-eight stage.

But it was Prannoy's high-voltage encounter that saw some spectacular strokes, a contentious line call and India coach Pullela Gopichand losing his cool, even as the 22-year-old player came out with flying colours with a 18-21, 21-14, 21-14 win over the All England finalist. In the adjacent court, Saina Nehwal defeated birthday girl Ruthvika Shivani Gadde 21-16, 21-17 while later in the day Srikanth saw off Japan's Kento Momota 21-12, 15-21, 21-15 while RMV Gurusaidutt prevailed over young Sameer Verma 18-21, 21-19, 21-18. CWG champion Parupalli Kashyap, however, went down 17-21, 11-21 to China’s Xue Song.
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