Prannoy, Praneeth make winning start
Paris: Indian shuttlers H S Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth advanced to the men's singles second round with contrasting wins in the French Open Super Series on Wednesday.
US Open champion Prannoy, who had reached the quarterfinals at Odense, sent packing Denmark Open finalist Korea's 37-year-old veteran Lee Hyun Il 21-15 21-17, while Praneeth made amends for his opening round exit last week with a 21-13 21-23 21-19 win over Thailand's Khosit Phetpradab.
Praneeth, however, will look to take some tips from Prannoy for his next match as he is likely to take on three- time Olympic silver medallist and current World No. 7 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia.
Prannoy, who has beaten the Malaysian twice this season, will face Denmark's Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus next.
Mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy suffered a 15-21 12-21 loss to fourth seeded Indonesians Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir.