In Badminton, India’s H.S. Prannoy will take on fifth seed Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan in the men’s singles quarterfinals of the New Zealand Open tournament in Auckland on Friday.
Unseeded Prannoy shocked second seed Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia 21-14, 21-12 in just 37 minutes to book his place in the last-eight round on Thursday.
This was world No. 26 Prannoy’s maiden meeting against world No. 13 Sugiarto.
Earlier, B. Sai Praneeth suffered a straight-game 12-21, 12-21 loss to the legendary Lin Dan of China.
Seventh seed Lin Dan, thus, progressed to the quarterfinals where he will be up against top seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia.