Published: March 15, 2018 5:14 am
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…