Shuttler Sai Praneeth stroms into Swiss Open Final

New Delhi: Indian shuttler Sai Praneeth stormed into Swiss Open Finals by beating world number five and reigning Olympic champion Chen Long in Basel on Sunday.

World number 22 Praneeth initially faced stiff resistance from the former Chinese world number one and Rio Olympic gold medallist before prevailing 21-18, 21-13 in the semifinal clash.

Praneeth will now fight it out with top seed Chinese Shi Yuki in the Swiss Open final, which will be his first since the Thailand Open victory in June 2017.

P Kashyap, Ajay Jayaram, Sameer Verma and Shubankar Dey also featured in the men’s singles but none could go beyond the second round.

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