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B Sai Praneeth vs Son Wan Ho Korea Open Second Round Live Updates Online

Updated: 29 September 2016 08:10 IST - Published: 29 September 2016 07:27 IST
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Now, all Indian hopes rest on Ajay Jayaram who takes on Huang Yuxiang later today.

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Sai did do much better in the second game considering this was just their first meeting. He will definitely learn from this experience and will hopefully produce a better show in their future meetings.

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The match duration was just 34 minutes.

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Final score is  21-9, 21-15 in favour of Son Wan Ho

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*Correction: Second game 

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But Son Wan Ho does make up for all the lost opportunities and converts his match point this time to take the third game, 21-15.

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Sai reduces the deficit to 15-20 now.

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Sai takes 2 more points as Wan Ho appears to look a little casual now.

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A forehand smash miss and a net error give 2 points to Sai.

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But Wan Ho reaches match point at 20-10

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He reduces the gap to 10-19 now.

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He has to quickly do something if he wants to change his fortunes. Can he produce any magical comeback?

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The 'out' call keeps on reverberating through the stadium for Sai as his error count keeps on mounting. Now he is at 9-18.

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Once more, Sai's smash misses the line and is now trailing 9-15.

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A few errors are proving to be costly for Sai who makes a vital service error to find himself trailing 8-14 now.

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Just like the first game, Son Wan Ho's jump smashes continue to haunt Sai. The sixth seed is picking absolutely the right moments to execute it and Sai's lack of anticipation is clearly showing. Son is ahead by 11-7 at the break.

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Sai's shot finds the net and the Korean has now established a three-point lead to surge ahead to 9-6.

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Son Wan Ho comes up with a smash that misses the corner. Sai is 6-7.

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Sai trying his best to sharpen his returns against the sixth seed and is now 5-6.

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Sai is moving much better in this game and is also using body smashes which is helping him very well. He is now 5-4 up.

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There is a lot more aggression from Sai and they are now even at 3-3

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Sai has begun the second game on a more positive note and is locked 2-2 with Wan Ho.

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Wan Ho reached the semi-finals of the Japan Open Supserseries the last week and he is simply continuing from where he left.

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This is their very first meeting and the huge gulf in rankings and experience are showing. 

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The Korean converts his very first game point to take the first game 21-9.

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