Harinder reaches final in Malaysian meet

India’s Harinder Pal Sandhu inched closer to his sixth PSA title. The gutsy youngster, seeded second, reached the final of the Malaysian Tour Leg 9 2017, on Friday.

Sandhu now faces the Malaysian un-seeded Henry Leung, who has proved to be giant killer in this event.   -  Ritu Raj Konwar

India’s Harinder Pal Sandhu inched closer to his sixth PSA title. The gutsy youngster, seeded second, reached the final of the Malaysian Tour Leg 9 2017, on Friday.

Sandhu beat fourth-seeded Mohd Syafiq Kamal of Malaysia 11-7, 7-11, 11-2, 6-11,11-4 in a gruelling 66-minute semifinal.

Sandhu now faces the Malaysian un-seeded Henry Leung, who has proved to be giant killer in this event, having already several seeded players including the top seed Elvinn Keo of Malaysia.

As is his manner of play, Harinder took time to settle down and even in the first round came back from arrears to get past a qualifier. In the quarterfinal, he accounted for another Indian Ravi Dixit rather comfortably at 11-4, 11-8, 11-3. But it was back to a fighting contest in the last four.

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