BWF World Championships: HS Prannoy beats Lin Dan to enter third round

Basel: Ace Indian shuttler HS Prannoy on Tuesday caused the biggest upset of the BWF World Championships 2019 so far as he defeated five-time champion Lin Dan to advance to the third round of the men’s singles event in the tournament.

World No. 30 Prannoy defeated 11th seeded Dan 21-11, 13-21, 21-7.

 

Prannoy won the first game easily, while the Chinese legend bounced back in the second game. However, the Indian shuttler showed his class in the deciding game and gave Lin Dan no chance to come back into the match as he clinched it 21-7.

In the pre-quarterfinals, Prannoy will meet the winner of the second round match between top seed Kento Momota of Japan and Luis Enrique Penalver of Spain.

Prannoy had earlier defeated Lin Dan at the 2018 Indonesia Open and the 2015 French Open and now leads the head-to-head race at 3-2.

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