Indian shuttler Prannoy beats world number 7 Christie in Thailand Open

After beating world number seven Jonatan Christie the 28 year old Indian shuttler H S Prannoy has entered into the second round of men’s singles at the Thailand Open tournament super 1000 on Wednesday.

In an exciting contest that clocked an hour and 15 minutes Prannoy recovered from game down to outplayed sixth seed Christie 18-21 21-16 23-21.


Last week Prannoy had failed to win game against Malaysia’s Lee Zee Jia.

Almost two months ago after being tested positive for Covid-19 Prannoy had spent few weeks stressing over his mental and physical health. Though everything seemed normal in the tests the infection left him with pain in his ribcage.

Prannoy said that, “I’m proud of my win today. I haven’t practised the last few days because rib was hurting, maybe there’s a muscle inflammation because I was coughing a lot when I had COVID.” He also added that ” As there were no expectations, today I just wanted to stay in there . I had a fall when he had match point and hurt my left shoulder. I felt it was dislocated but it went back into place. Right now it’s ok but after a while it might start hurting again.”

However Prannoy and Sameer Verma is going to carry India’s charge in the men’s single. Prannoy is going to take on Malaysia’s Daren Liew in the next match.