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All England Championships 2023: HS Prannoy makes winning start in All England Championships, will face Anthony Jinting in second round

All England Championships 2023: The All England Championship has begun. Shuttler HS Prannoy from India has won in the first round. India’s HS Prannoy beat Xu Wei Wang of Chinese Taipei in straight games in the men’s singles competition here on Tuesday. World No. 9 Prannoy won 21-19 22-20 in a 49-minute match.

The 30-year-old from Kerala will next take on third seed Indonesian Anthony Sinisuka Jinting. In the match, Prannoy looked in good touch as he fought back five points in a row to take a comfortable 11-4 lead. However, Prannoy was found guilty of missing the line twice.

Prannoy then reeled off four straight points to lead 18-12 before Wang broke the points run with an aggressive comeback after a high-paced rally. Wang then punished Prannoy for his weak return and moved to 16–19 with a deceptively net return.

A backhand was going wide and then another long shot from Prannoy brought Wang to 19-19. Prannoy then hit a cross court smash to take game point and then hit a straight smash to wrap up the game.


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