Srikanth, Prannoy & Sindhu Reach SemiFinals at Swiss Open

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Three Indians reached the semi final stage of the Swiss Open BWF Supr 300 Badminton tournament being held in Basel Switzerland.
H S Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth reached men’s single semi final. Whereas PV Sindhu reached the semi final of women’s singles.
HS Prannoy hands Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen his first loss since March 2021
Source : Bridge
H S Prannoy beat compatriot and Commonwealth gold medalist Parupalli Kashyap 21-16,  21-16 in the all Indian quarter final match. The match lasted for 43 minutes. After a lot of first round exits Parupalli finally managed to make it to Quaterfinals and this might just give him the much needed confidence going into future tournaments. The Big Game player Prannoy now faces third seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia in the semi final.  They share the Head to Head record at 1-1 with the last match won by Ginting at Yonex Japan Open 2018. A lot of eyes will be on this match as Ginting has been offlate struglling for form only in last two tournaments where after losing the first game to Srikanth tamely he came back strongly to beat him.
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Source : Indian Express
In the other quarter final match of men’s singles, Kidambi Srikanth seeded 7th defeated Danish World Rank Three Anders Antonsen seeded 2nd 21-19, 19-21, 22-20. The match lasted for 1 hour 19 minutes.  The match was full of twists with both the players refusing to give up. Srikanth was up 9-1 in the first game only to give lead back to him at 9-11 but came back to win the first game 21-19. Second game was fought till the very end and it was won by Antonsen 21-19 . In the third game the Indian came back from match point to finally seal the match. Antonsen couldnt control his anguish and smashed the racket just after the match. Srikanth faces Jonatan Christie of Indonesia seeded 4th in the semi final. Srikanth lead the Head to Head 4-3 with last two going the Indians way.
Swiss Open: Sindhu, Srikanth through to semis of the tournament
Source : ANI
Former World Champion PV Sindhu seeded 2nd in the tournament defeated 5th seed Michelle Li of Canada 21-10, 21-19 in just 36 minutes. Sindhu will face Supanida Katethong of Thailand in the women’s single semi-final. Sindhu leads the Head to Head 2-1 but the last two matches have gone the distance and it will be intresting to see how Sindhu fares in todays contest.
The Other Indians who  featured in the quarter final stage were the Indian pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Reddy N Sikki who lost 20-22, 21-23 to the Malaysian pair of Vivian Hoo and Chiew Sien Kim. The score line surely tells the story of the game.
Another Indian Sameer Verma lost his quarter final match to Indonesian 3rd seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 17-21, 14-21.

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