BWF World Championships: Prannoy upsets 2nd seed Kento Momota

   By Prashant Bhardwaj ,  24-Aug-2022
BWF World Championships: Prannoy upsets 2nd seed Kento Momota

Incidentally, it was Prannoy's first win over Momota in eight matches. In their previous clashes, the Indian won only one game against his higher-rated Japanese rival.

Indian giant-killer HS Prannoy beat World No. 2 Kento Momota in the BWF World Championships in straight games on Wednesday. Prannoy utterly dominated Momota, winning against the home contender 21-17, 21-16. Even by his giantkill standards, this one will rank as his best ever.

Incidentally, it was Prannoy's first win over Momota in eight matches. In their previous clashes, the Indian won only one game against his higher-rated Japanese rival.

As a result, Prannoy plays off Lakshya Sen on Thursday for a place in the quarters. Malaysian Lee Zii Jia has the Chinese Zhao to contend with next, but a Lakshya vs Prannoy prequarter, is the beginning of one right headache for any potential opponent.

Earlier in the day, reigning Commonwealth Games champion Lakshya Sen sailed into the pre-quarterfinals with a straight game win over Spain's Luis Penalver.






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