Singapore Open 2022: Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy and Saina Nehwal advanced to the quarter-finals of the Singapore Open 2022 with victories in their second round matches here on Thursday. World No. 7 Sindhu defeated Vietnam and No. 59 Thu Linh Nguyen of Vietnam 19-21, 21-19, 21-18 in a match that lasted one hour and 6 minutes in her women’s singles match.
Indian shuttlers amazing
Sindhu had lost her opponent in the first game and was trailing 19-17 in the second game. However, she took the match to the deciding game to score four consecutive points. The two-time Olympic medalist took a 9–3 lead in the third game, but Thuy Linh Nguyen took the lead 11–10. Both the players fought fiercely in the match and finally it was the experienced Sindhu who reached the quarterfinals of the BWF Super 500 badminton tournament.
Prannoy’s great form continues
In men’s singles, Thomas Cup hero HS Prannoy also made a comeback in an hour and nine minutes to beat world number four Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei 21-14, 20-22, 21-18. On the other hand, London 2012 bronze medalist Saina Nehwal defeated world number 9 and Bing Xiao of China 21-19, 11-21, 21-17 in 58 minutes to reach the first quarterfinals of the year. Saina last progressed from the round of 16 at the Orleans Masters in March 2021.
However, Mithun Manjunath, who defeated World Championships silver medalist Kidambi Srikanth on Wednesday, went down 10-21, 21-18, 16-21 to world No. 42 Nhat Nguyen of Ireland. Ashmita Chaliha also crashed out after losing 9-21, 13-21 to Chinese shuttler Han Yu. In men’s doubles, India’s MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila also made it to the last eight after beating sixth seeds Noor Izzuddin and Goh of Malaysia 18-21, 24-22, 21-18.