B Sai Praneeth vs Zhao Jun Peng Live Score and Commentary Macau Open Quarter-finals
By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedDec 02, 2016 03:45 PM IST

15:45 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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.

15:41 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:40 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:36 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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.

15:35 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:34 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:33 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:32 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:30 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:29 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:28 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:27 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

And the gap has now widened to 2-7.

15:27 (IST) 2 Dec 2016


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

15:23 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:23 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:22 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:21 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:18 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:17 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:16 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:15 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:13 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:12 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

Zhao has once more gone up at 10-9

15:11 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:10 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

The Chinese has now levelled at 7-7.

15:09 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:08 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:07 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

The Indian has extended his lead to 4-1.

15:07 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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

15:06 (IST) 2 Dec 2016

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.

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