Japan Open Badminton Live: HS Prannoy enters last 8, Srikanth vs Tsuneyama Live

Japan Open Badminton Live – HS Prannoy vs Loh Ken U Live in progress – Prannoy wins 22-20, 21-19: India’s HS Prannoy…

Japan Open Badminton Live – HS Prannoy vs Loh Ken U Live in progress – Prannoy wins 22-20, 21-19: India’s HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth will look to make it to the quarterfinals of the Japan Open today. While Prannoy faces eighth seed Loh Ken Yue. Srikanth will play against Japan’s Abashai Kanta Tsuneyama. Prannoy’s match is likely to start at 8 am, while Srikanth will be in action later in the day. Follow Japan Open 2022 live updates on InsideSport.IN

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Japan Open Badminton Live: HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth watch Japan Open quarterfinals, second round matches on Thursday – follow live updates

Indians in action on Thursday

HS love beat iron why u – 22-20, 21-19

Kidambi Srikanth vs Suneyama – 10.30 am

Japan Open Badminton Live: HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth watch Japan Open quarterfinals, second round matches on Thursday - follow live updates
Japan Open Badminton Live: HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth watch Japan Open quarterfinals, second round matches on Thursday – follow live updates

HS Prannoy vs Loh Ken U

In-form HS Prannoy will face a tough test in the second round as he takes on last year’s world champion and eighth seed Loh Hen Yu in the tournament. Prannoy entered the second round after his opponent Angus Ng Ka Long withdrew midway through the first round due to injury. Prannoy was leading 11-10 in the first game.

The Indian started the year with quarter-final finishes at the Indian Open, Syed Modi International and the German Open. He then finished runner-up at the Swiss Open earlier this year. He continued his form by reaching the semifinals at the Indonesia Open and Malaysia Masters. His performance saw him break into the top 20 of the world rankings. But a title has so far eluded him and he wants to win a tournament this year.

Meanwhile, Loh Kin Yu will also be looking to win his first title this year. He started the year as the runner-up in the Indian Open. He also made it to the semifinals of Indonesia Masters and Singapore Open.

He failed to defend his title at the BWF World Championship, losing in the quarterfinals. He defeated China’s Zhao Junpeng in the first round of the Japan Open.

HS Prannoy Loh leads the head-to-head record 2-1 against Kin Yew. Although Prannoy won their first two meetings in 2019, the last time they met was a straight sets match against Singapore at the World Championships last year. Both the players are in good touch at the moment and the upcoming contest promises to be closely contested.

Japan Open Badminton Live: HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth watch Japan Open quarterfinals, second round matches on Thursday - follow live updates
Japan Open Badminton Live: HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth watch Japan Open quarterfinals, second round matches on Thursday – follow live updates

Kidambi Srikanth vs Kanta Suneyama

Kidambi Srikanth had a brilliant first round at the Japan Open as he defeated fifth seed Li Ji Jia in straight games to reach the second round. He now faces unseeded Kanta Tsuneyama in the second round. Srikanth has not had a great year as he is yet to reach the finals of any tournament. His best performances so far this year have been semi-final finishes at the Swiss Open and Korea Open and he will be looking for a redemption this year.

Kanta Tsuneyama advanced to the second round after defeating Chinese Taipei’s Wang Ju-wei in straight games in the first round. Tsuneyama, ranked 17th in the world and 26 years old, started the year with a quarter-final appearance at the Asian Championships.

He also reached the quarter-finals of the Malaysia Masters. He is eyeing a deep run in his home run Super 750 tournament.

Both players have met once in their career so far. They last met at the 2019 Korea Masters and Matsuyama won the contest in straight sets. Srikanth is now a highly ranked player but it won’t be easy for Indians.

How can I watch live streaming of Japan Open 2022?

Japan Open 2022 will be streamed on VOOT Select app and website.

Japan Open Badminton Live: HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth watch Japan Open quarterfinals, second round matches on Thursday – follow live updates

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