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B Sai Praneeth vs Zhao Jun Peng Live Score and Commentary Macau Open Quarter-finals


B Sai Praneeth lost 19-21, 9-21 to China's Zhao Jun Peng.

LIVE Updated: 02 December 2016 15:45:26 IST - Published: 02 December 2016 15:01:23 IST

That's it, friends! That also ends our live coverage of the Macau Open. We shall be back with the live coverage of the Dubai World Superseries Finals where India's PV Sindhu will be in action.

And with that, the Indian challenge ends at the Macau Open. Earlier, Saina Nehwal bowed out in the quarter-finals

Full score: 21-19, 21-9 win for Zhao Jun Peng in 30 minutes.

But that's the only resistance he could provide as the lefty Chinese soon got to match points at 20-9 and closed out the win by converting his first one for 21-9.

A great smash from the Indian who reduces the huge deficit for 9-18

Sai looking very uncomfortable at the net and is now staring at defeat at 8-17.

Things don't change for Sai who is still trailing Zhao by a huge margin, 8-16.

It's a nine-point gap now and it is becoming an uphill task for the Indian. Sai now down 5-14.

At the lemon break, the confident Chinese is up 11-4.

Sai is unable to retrieve Zhao's high drops and he now finds himself down at 3-10

Sai gets a point back for 3-8 but it is still a long way to go.

And the gap has now widened to 2-7.


Sai has not been able to stop Zhao's march so far and he now trails 2-4

Sai saved one but could not save the other. Zhao takes the first game 21-19.

Zhao has gone up 20-18 with two game points in hand.

But the Indian has lost 2 points in a row to trail 18-19

The rallies have become longer now and they are now even at 17-17

Zhao went up 16-15 to see Sai coming back for 16-16

The hard-fought game now sees the two locked at 15-15

Zhao not giving up and has come back for 13-13

Sai is still in the lead at 13-12 after the break.

Sai takes 2 points in a row to go up 11-10 at half-time.

Zhao has once more gone up at 10-9

The game continues to be gritty with the two locked at 8-8.

The Chinese has now levelled at 7-7.

Despite the pressure, Sai has managed to keep his nose in front at 6-5.

But the Chinese is now fighting back and has closed in on 3-4.

The Indian has extended his lead to 4-1.

Sai Praneeth looks the aggressor early on and has jumped out to 2-0.

Good afternoon and welcome to the Sportskeeda Liveblog of the Macau Open quarter-finals where India's B Sai Praneeth is the only Indian remaining. The World No. 37 faces the 125th ranked Chinese Zhao Jun Peng for a place in the semi-finals. This is their first meeting.

Earlier in the day, the women's singles top seed Saina Nehwal bowed out in the quarter-finals.