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Srikanth, Prannoy enter quarterfinals; Sindhu, Saina lose in German Open

Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and H S Prannoy progressed to the men’s singles quarterfinals but P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal crashed out of the women’s competition following second-round losses in the German Open Super 300 badminton tournament here on Thursday.

The Indian men’s doubles pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala also advanced to the last-eight round.

World championships silver medallist Srikanth, who is seeded eighth here, prevailed 21-16 21-23 21-18 over China’s Lu Guang Zu in a second round match to set up a clash with Olympic champion and top seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, who beat France’s Toma Junior Popov 21-17 21-10 in another match.

Prannoy, a former world no 8, also dished out a gritty performance to outwit Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk Yiu 21-19 24-22 in a thrilling contest.

He will square off against the winner of the match between India’s Lakshya Sen and Indonesia’s fourth seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting.

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