It was a great day for the Indian shuttler’s at the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold as all the three remaining players have qualified for the quarter-finals. In men’s singles HS Prannoy and Sai Praneeth have progressed into the quarter-finals while in women’s singles PV Sindhu too has progressed into the quarter-finals.

HS Prannoy took on Qiao B of China. In the first game, the Chinese player was aggressive with his badminton and never allowed HS Prannoy to come back into the game. At the interval, Qiao led 11-6. After the interval the Chinese player dominated and won the first set 21-12. In the second game, HS Prannoy started taking a 6-4 lead. At the interval, HS Prannoy led 11-7. After the interval, HS Prannoy did not slip any chance and won the second set 21-11. In the third and deciding game, HS Prannoy began well taking a 3-0 lead before the Chinese player made a good come back. At the interval, HS Prannoy led 11-10. After the interval, both players fought for each point but HS Prannoy held his nerves and won the third set 21-19 and progressed into the quarter-finals.

Sai Praneeth took on Tedjono. In the first game, Sai Praneeth was aggressive with his badminton and played excellent drop and smashes. At the interval, Sai Praneeth led 11-8. After the interval, Sai Praneeth continued to dominate and won the first set 21-15. In the second Sai Praneeth was more aggressive with his badminton and did not allow his opponent to come back into the match. At the interval, Sai Praneeth led 11-3. After the interval, Sai Praneeth did not stop and won points in succession to win the second set 21-6 easily and progressed into the quarter-finals.

PV Sindhu took on Lindaweni Fanteri in the second round. In the first game, PV Sindhu was aggressive with her badminton and never allowed her opponent to come back into the match. At the interval, PV Sindhu led 11-9. After the interval, PV Sindhu continued her domination and won the first set 21-17. In the second game, PV Sindhu started on a similar pattern and put pressure on Fanteri. At the interval, Sindhu led 11-10. After the interval, PV Sindhu looked in great touch and won the second set 21-18 progressing into the quarter-finals of the tournament. 



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