HS Prannoy stormed into the semi-finals of the Indonesia Open 2022 after beating Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke
Indonesia Open 2022: HS Prannoy needed just 40 minutes to beat higher ranked Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke as he advanced to the semi-finals of the prestigious Super 1000 tournament in Jakarta.
HS Prannoy stormed into the semi-finals of the 2022 Indonesian Open (AP Photo)
- HS Prannoy will face Zhao Jhun Peng of China in the semifinals
- Viktor Axelsen and Lee Zii Jia will play in the remaining semi-final
- Prannoy is at his best against Gemke on Friday
India’s Thomas Cup hero HS Prannoy continued his fine run in Jakarta as the world No. 23 reached the semi-finals of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 on Friday, June 17. Prannoy overcame Rasmus Gemke of Denmark Circuit in consecutive matches for a place in the last 4 of the prestigious tournament at Istora.
HS Prannoy failed to get past world number 13 Rasmus Gemke even once during the 40 minutes when he overcame Danish opponents 21-14-21-12. After comfortably taking the opening game, Prannoy allowed Gemke to close in as the Dane was doing his best to force the decider. However, the Indian star found another device as he racked up seven points in a row to end the match.
Prannoy mixed it wonderfully as well as he rested on the grid while picking and picking his points superbly in the one-sided contest with Gemke.
Now, what did you expect? @PRANNOYHSPRI overcame the QF hurdle with ease as he beat Rasmus Gemke 21-14, 21-12 to reach the semi-finals of # IndonesiaOpenSuper1000
Well done champion, hold on to it!# IndonesiaOpen2022#BWFWorldTour#IndiaontheRise#Badminton pic.twitter.com/tp6BZ2TVZp
– BAI Media (@BAI_Media) June 17, 2022
Remarkably, Prannoy beat Gemke in a thrilling Thomas Cup match in their semi-final against Denmark as he recovered from a bout to win the one-hour and 13-minute battle. . The Kerala-born plane was integral to India’s historic Thomas Cup victory.
Prannoy, who is bidding to end a nearly five-year wait for a title on tour, will face China’s Zhao Jun Peng in the semi-finals of the 2022 Indonesia Open on Saturday in Jakarta.
In the other semi-final, defending Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen will face Malaysian player Lee Zii Jia. While Axelsen edged out local favorite Anthony Ginting, in a three-game battle, Lee overcame Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew in the quarter-finals.
Notably, Prannoy was the only Indian remaining in the Indonesia Open draw as big names, including PV Sinddhu and Kidambi Srikanth, were eliminated early. Lakshya Sen was in good form and was ousted by Prannoy in the opening round.