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One of the best matches of my career, says Prannoy

India's H S Prannoy on Friday described his stunning win over Olympic champion Chen Long as one of the best of his career and credited his better fitness for his giant-killing spree at the ongoing Indonesia Super Series Premier at Jakarta. World no. 25 Prannoy today shocked two-time All England and World Champion Chen Long 21-18 16-21 21-19 in a men's singles match in 75 minutes to enter the semi-finals. The Indian had stunned former world no. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in straight games on Thursday. "It was physically very tough today.

It was quite tiring towards the end, especially in the last few points I was trying to focus hard. I am happy I could execute my plans well. It is due to my improved fitness and I think it is one of the best matches of my career," Prannoy told PTI over phone from Jakarta. Talking about his opponent Chen Long, against whom he has never won in earlier three meetings, Prannoy said: "I hate to play him. He is a sort of player who never gets tired and he has this slow sort of game. "He takes everything and he has this giant structure but still very balanced, so making him push is difficult. Even if you are playing good shots it seems you are not doing enough against him. To crack him is tough," he said.

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