Pranoy defeated Japan’s Kanta Tsuneyama 25-23, 22-20 in the semifinals, but eighth-seeded Ka Long proved fit enough for the former top-10 player in the final-4 match at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur. Saturday.
With two highly skilled players engaged in one-on-one fights, Pranoy showed luck in making a game of luck in the semifinals, as Pranoy saved two game points and topped the world rankings. Tsunayama in a 60-minute round-of-8 match 14.
But there was no recurrence in the semifinals as Ka Long proved to be a tough nut to hit.
Pranoy won the first game by landslide, but Ka Long equalized in the second game and took the match to a decisive point where the Hong Kong player smiled last time.
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