Syed Modi Global Badminton: Priyanshu, Ashwini-Tanisha input semi-finals newsfragment


Priyanshu Rajawat proceeded to the semi-finals of the Syed Modi Republic of India Global Badminton Championships later a 21-15, 21-16 win over Indonesian Alwi Farhan on Friday. Having misplaced in the second one spherical within the BWF International Tremendous Form 300 tournament in 2022, the 21-year-old is making amends together with his stellar display this yr.

Younger badminton megastar Priyanshu Rajawat in motion.(Instagram @Priyanshu Rajawat )

A trainee at Pullela Gopichand’s academy, Rajawat’s win on the Uttar Pradesh Badminton Academy Corridor assists in keeping Indian passion alive within the males’s singles division of the match.

“It’s like a dream come true, and I would like to finish off with a title win here,” Rajawat mentioned later notching up a victory towards international teenage champion Farhan, who controlled to stretch his Indian opponent to a undeniable extent, levelling the ranking at 16 in the second one recreation.

“In my first appearance at this event last year, I couldn’t get the desired result, but this time I wanted to prove a point, and I am happy that I have done well so far even after having some pain in the ankle today in the second game,” mentioned Rajawat, who has been coaching in Hyderabad for the endmost 13 years.

A member of the gold-winning Indian group on the Thomas Cup endmost yr, Rajawat, who received gold on the Orleans Masters Tremendous 300 tournament this yr, raced to a 12-6 govern earlier than grabbing 3 consecutive issues at 18-14 to complete off the primary recreation in simply 20 mins. However the Thirty first-ranked Farhan, 18, didn’t permit Rajawat a very simple passage in the second one recreation. At 16-all, ankle ache pressured Rajawat to shoot a petite crack, however the Indian shuttler controlled to win 5 consecutive issues on resumption and hurricane to victory.

“I didn’t want to lose to a junior player. There was no pressure in the first game, but I felt this in the second game, especially after having ankle pain. But a break did help me regain my confidence and win,” mentioned Rajawat, who meets Chinese language Taipei’s Chi Yu Jen within the semi-final. Jen defeated compatriot Chia Hao Lee 21-12, 13-21, 21-13 in some other quarter-final.

The seventh-seeded pair of Tanisha Crasto and Ashwini Ponnappa, in the meantime, registered a 21-19, 21-8 win over compatriots Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand within the ladies’s doubles quarter-finals.

Week Jolly and Gopichand stored their opponents on their ft within the first recreation, Crasto and Ponnappa had all of it too simple in the second one recreation because the fit completed in 35 mins. All semi-finals can be performed on Saturday.


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