‘One of the best matches of my career,’ says HS Prannoy after his win over Olympic champion Chen Long
India’s HS Prannoy on Friday described his win over Olympic champion Chen Long as one of the best of his career and credited his better fitness for his giant-killing spree at Indonesia Super Series Premier in Jakarta. World No. 25 Prannoy on Friday shocked two-time All England and World Champion Chen 21-18 16-21 21-19 in a men’s singles quarterfinals match that lasted 75 minutes. He had stunned former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei in straight games on Thursday.
“It was physically very tough on Friday. It was quite tiring towards the end, especially in the last few point I was trying to focus hard and I am happy I could execute my plans well. It is due to my improved fitness and I think it is one of the best matches of my career,” Prannoy said.
Talking about his opponent Chen, against whom he has never won in three meetings, Prannoy said: “I hate to play him. He is a sort of player who never gets tired and he has this slow sort of game. He takes everything and has this giant structure but still very balanced. So, making him push is difficult, even if you are playing good shots it …read more