Shuttler Prannoy wins Indonesian Masters

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    Young Indian shuttler H. S. Prannoy clinched the maiden title of his career after winning the USD 1,25,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold, following his straight-game victory over local favourite Firman Abdul Kholik in the finals in Indonesia on Sunday. In a 43-minute battle, fifth seed Prannoy, who finished runners-up at the USD 50,000 Vietnam Grand Prix in Hochiminh City last week, got the better of qualifier Firman 21-11 22-20 in the men’s singles competition. The 22-year-old Prannoy dished out a dominating performance in the opening game as he opened up a 6-2- lead early on and then kept increasing the distance. He then reels off five straight points to take a lead 1-0 at the GOR Jakabaring stadium. Firman regrouped himself in the second game and moved 5-3 up but Prannoy fought back at 6-6 and grabbed a slender 9-7 lead. The Indonesian once again surged ahead to 12-9 and thereafter it was a gruelling battle, but Prannoy managed to earn a four- match point. However, Firman clawed back with four straight points to draw level at 20-20. Prannoy then dug deep to reel off the next two points to seal the door on his opponent and celebrate his first title victory. Prannoy won a silver medal in Boys’ singles at 2010 Summer Youth Olympics.
    Shuttler Prannoy wins Indonesian Masters - The Hindu
     
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