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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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Wan Ho, nevertheless, comes back and now has 11 game points. 

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Sai trying his best to wrestle away the momentum and grabs two quick points at the net for 9-19

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It is currently a massive 12-point deficit for Sai who trails 7-19.

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Errors too are not helping the Indian who is now down 7-17.

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Son Wan Ho's jump smashes are proving to be the biggest barrier for Sai. The Korean is up 15-7.

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Sai uses his superb reflexes at the net to fetch one point, 7-13.

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Sai tries to move the Korean around the court but he comes up to the net for a great smash, 12-6.

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The sixth seed, however, takes two quick points and establishes a five-point lead (11-6) at the interval.

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With some great smashes, the Indian makes it 6-9. Can he continue to push?

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The Indian is trying his best to fight back and closes the gap to 4-7.

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Son Wan Ho is the sixth seed and the favourite to win this match and he is playing like one currently. The Korean extends his lead to 5-1.

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Son Wan Ho asserting himself early on in this match and takes a 3-1 lead.

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