• Sun. Apr 14th, 2024

Australian Open 2023: HS Prannoy bows out with runner-up finish.

Australian Open 2023: Indian shuttler HS Prannoy came up just short of winning his second BWF title of the season, finishing runner-up to China’s Weng Hong Yang in a thrilling men’s singles final at the Australian Open on Sunday.

Prannoy, who is ranked 23rd in the world, started the match slowly and lost the first game 9-21. However, he bounced back to win the second game 23-21, setting up a tense decider.

The third game was a see-saw affair, with both players trading points. Prannoy had a chance to win the match when he led 20-19, but Weng managed to hold his nerve and win the next three points to take the match 20-22.

Despite the loss, Prannoy was proud of his performance and said that he was happy to be back in the mix for titles.

“I am really happy with my performance this week,” he said. “I have been working hard on my fitness and my game, and it is showing. I am just one step away from winning a title, and I will keep working hard to achieve that.”

Prannoy’s runner-up finish is his best result at the Australian Open since 2017, when he reached the semifinals. He will now look to build on this form in the upcoming tournaments, including the All England Open in March.


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Analysis

Prannoy’s performance at the Australian Open was a testament to his hard work and dedication. He has been working hard on his fitness and his mental strength, and it is paying off. He is now one of the most consistent players on the circuit, and he is always a threat to win any tournament he enters.

Prannoy’s game is based on his speed and his ability to hit winners from all over the court. He is also a very good defender, and he is able to absorb pressure and come back from behind.

Prannoy’s biggest strength is his mental toughness. He never gives up, and he always believes that he can win. This was evident in his matches against Ginting and Weng, where he came back from losing positions to win.

Prannoy’s success is a sign that Indian badminton is on the rise, and he will be hoping to inspire the next generation of Indian shuttlers.

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