HS Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth stage comeback wins at All England

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Written by Shivani Naik
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Published: March 15, 2018 5:14 am


While the Indian World No 10 has scalped several big names this last year, he awaits a title-winning run at this level. (Source: AP)

HS Prannoy twice shrugged off Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen to score a stunning come from behind victory on Day 1 of the All England Championships at Birmingham. The strapping, booming backhand of Indian badminton ace was decisive in the closing stages of the match to win 9-21, 21-18, 21-18 against the 8th seed and make it to the second round on Wednesday.

While the Indian World No 10 has scalped several big names this last year, he awaits a title-winning run at this level. At the All England, he started iffy with a forgettable opening set. But the 25-year-old cranked up the gears when needed to race to level the sets from 18-all, and in the decider…

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