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Sai Praneeth loses to Lin Dan in Auckland Open Badminton second round

Sai Praneeth Lost In Straight Games To Lin Dan And It Continued India's Disappointment In The Auckland Open After Saina Nehwal Crashed Out In The First Round.

PTI | Updated on: 02 May 2019, 04:04:26 PM
Sai Praneeth lost 12-21,21-21 to Lin Dan in the second round of the Auckland Open Badminton tournament. (Image credit: Twitter)


  • HS Prannoy to take on Tommy Sugiarto.
  • Saina Nehwal, Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy were also eliminated.
  • Lin Dan defeated Sai Praneeth in straight games.


India's B Sai Praneeth crashed out in the second round of the New Zealand Open badminton tournament with a straight-game loss to the legendary Lin Dan of China in Auckland on Thursday. Praneeth's 12-21 12-21 loss meant another disappointment for India following Saina Nehwal's shock defeat in the first round on Wednesday.

Seventh seed Lin Dan, thus, progressed to the quarterfinals where he will be up against top seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia. Indian men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth B Reddy too lost in the second round, going down against seventh seeds Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia 17-21 19-21.
In another second round men's sinlges match, HS Prannoy will take on second seed Tommy Sugiarto later on Thursday.

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First Published : 02 May 2019, 04:03:40 PM