Little known shuttler Prannoy sends Taufik crashing out of India Open

Updated: 25 April 2013 15:48 IST

The 20-year-old Keralite is likely to clash with World No.1 and top seed Lee Chong Wei, who will play later in the day, in the quarterfinals Friday.

Little known shuttler Prannoy sends Taufik crashing out of India Open

New Delhi:

Indian shuttler Haseena Sunil Kumar Prannoy caused the biggest upset of the India Open Super Series on Thursday when he ousted former Olympic and World Champion Taufik Hidayat here.

In the men's singles second round action, Prannoy overcame the legendary Indonesian in 40 minutes with the final score reading 26-24, 21-9 at the Siri Fort Sports Complex.

"I had never ever imagined in my dreams that I would beat him," said an elated Prannoy.

This was the first time the two met.

The 20-year-old Keralite is likely to clash with World No.1 and top seed Lee Chong Wei, who will play later in the day, in the quarterfinals Friday.



Topics : Badminton
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