BWF World Championships: Prannoy beats Lakshya to reach quarterfinal

Prannoy beat Lakshya 17-21, 21-16, 21-17 to reach the quarterfinals of the BWF World Championships where he will face China's Zhao Jun Peng.

HS Prannoy beat compatriot Lakshya Sen in the round of 16 at the BWF World Championships in Tokyo on Thursday.

HS Prannoy beat compatriot Lakshya Sen in the round of 16 at the BWF World Championships in Tokyo on Thursday. | Photo Credit: AP

Prannoy beat Lakshya 17-21, 21-16, 21-17 to reach the quarterfinals of the BWF World Championships where he will face China's Zhao Jun Peng.

India’s H S Prannoy staged a spirited comeback to beat compatriot and CWG champion Lakshya Sen to enter the singles quarterfinals at the World Championships in Tokyo on Thursday.

BWF World Championships, Day 4 HIGHLIGHTS: Prannoy beats Lakshya to reach quarterfinals

It was a gruelling one hour and 15 minute battle between Lakshya and Prannoy who eventually eked out a 17-21, 21-16, 21-17 over his teammate. It was the fourth meeting of the year for the two Indians after Prannoy's win, their head-to-head record standing at 2-2.

Prannoy will now face China's Zhao Jun Peng in the quarterfinals.

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