Vastavam web: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia was stunned by H S Prannoy and entered quarterfinals of the USD 1,000,000 Indonesia Super Series.”Lee looked ordinary today and I took my chances. I am very happy to have won,” Prannoy told. K Srikanth also dug deep into his reservoir to notch up a stunning 21-15 20-22 21-16 victory over fourth seed Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen to make the quarters too.
“Tough match today but happy to be on the winning side,” said Srikanth after the match.Prannoy looked in ominous form as he opened up a 6-0 lead in the opening game and then jumped up to a 10-3 advantage.After the break, the Indian continued to move ahead to eventually pocket the game without much ado.In the second game, Prannoy once again held a 10-6 lead, which was quickly erased by Lee, who had a 13-12 advantage for a brief time.World No. 22 Srikanth, however, had to toil hard to get across Jorgensen, ranked 9th.
The 24-year-old from Guntur had beaten Jorgensen in straight games during their last meeting at the Rio Olympics and he once again had the last laugh in the 57-minute hard- fought battle.The opening game was fought tooth and nail by both the players as they moved neck and neck till 10-10. After that, Srikanth slowly moved away and reeled off four straight points at 17-15 to grab the game.However, Jorgensen managed to earn the two points to stay afloat in the competition.In the decider, Jogensen zoomed to a 5-0 advantage but Srikanth showed tremendous grit in the face of adversity to turned the tables with six straight points before slowly distancing himself from the Dane.