HS Prannoy lost his first match of the BWF World Tour Finals. Now he has a big challenge in the next two matches.
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India’s star badminton player HS Prannoy could not make a winning start to his campaign at the BWF World Tour Finals. He had to face defeat in the group A match of men’s singles. He gave a tough challenge to Kodai Naraoka of Japan, but could not cross his hurdle. World number 12 Prannoy lost the first game 11-21, but made a strong comeback in the second game to win the game 21-9.
Prannoy missed the deciding game and lost the third game 17-21 as well as the match. This is Prannoy’s second defeat at the hands of a Japanese player. Earlier in July, Singapore Open Prannoy had to face defeat at his hands.
Haste was seen in the third game
After the loss, Prannoy said that I felt I was in control for most part of the match, but after the 15-15 draw in the third game, I feel I was hasty and made mistakes. Maybe my strategy was not good. I should have exercised restraint.
lack of practice is the reason for defeat
Prannoy further said that I could have exercised more restraint in the final game. I doubted myself in certain areas in the third game. The Indian star said that I think I was feeling uncomfortable due to lack of match practice.
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Next two matches also difficult
The next challenge in front of Indian star Pranay is Lu Guang Xu of China. Earlier, both had faced each other for the first time in the French Open, in which the Indian player had to face defeat. Prannoy said that all the upcoming matches are going to be very difficult, but I have to forget this defeat and prepare for the next match.