Prannoy, Manu-Sumeeth enter second round of World Championship

Prannoy, World No. 11, saw off Abhinav 21-12, 21-11 in a lop-sided contest that lasted just 28 minutes.

H.S. Prannoy started his campaign at the World Championship in style beating New Zealand’s Abhinav Manota in straight games. (File Photo)   -  GETTY IMAGES

H.S. Prannoy started his campaign at the World Championship in style beating New Zealand’s Abhinav Manota in straight games to enter the second round here on Monday.

Prannoy, World No. 11, saw off Abhinav 21-12, 21-11 in a lop-sided contest that lasted just 28 minutes.

Men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy, who had won the Lagos International recently, defeated Bulgarian pair of Daniel Nikolov and Ivan Rusev 21-13, 21-18 to sail into the next round.

However, Sanyogita Ghorpade and Prajakta Sawant went down fighting 20-22, 14-21 to Turkey’s Bengisu Ercetin and Nazlican Inci in 34 minutes in the women’s doubles competition.

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