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Badminton World Championships 2018, Men's Singles Round 1: HS Prannoy vs Abhinav Manota, Live Match Updates

Prannoy def Manota 21-12, 21-11 to set up a second round meeting with Ygor Coelho.
Updated: 30 July 2018 11:53 IST - Published: 30 July 2018 10:02 IST
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That was pretty easy for the Indian!

He performed just as it was expected from him. Absolutely no hiccups!

This will give him a lot of confidence for the rest of the tournament.
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Final score: Prannoy def Manota 21-12, 21-11 to set up a second round meeting with Ygor Coelho.
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Prannoy converts his first match point.

Prannoy wins his first round!!!!
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Match points for Prannoy

20-11
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Manota had the grip of the rally but overhit the shuttle in the end.

Prannoy leads 19-11
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A bit more attacking intent from the Kiwi gives him a few points.

He trails 11-16
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This is one-way traffic completely at present.

Prannoy has raced ahead to 16-7
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A couple of loose points from the Kiwi gives Prannoy two more points to go up to 13-7
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But Prannoy regains control anyway and leads 11-6 going into the midgame interval.
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Manota is giving his all right now. Showing his potential and making it competitive.

Trails 6-10
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After Manota got four consecutive points, Prannoy stops his comeback and goes up to 7-4
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Manota arrested the points-winning spree of Prannoy and gets three points for himself.

He now trails 3-6
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Points are coming thick and fast for the Indian.

5-0
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And he adds yet another point.

3-0
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Second game


Prannoy makes a fast start!

2-0
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Prannoy wins the first game.

21-12
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Body smash from Prannoy!

Game points at 20-12
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A sharp angular shot from Manota and gets to add a couple of points to lessen the gap.

Trails 12-19 now
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19-10 is the score now in favour of the Indian
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After a few fast exchanges, Prannoy is still comfortably in the lead at 18-8
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Prannoy is opening up the court beautifully with his angles.

It is 16-7 for Prannoy
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Good smash into the corner!

Prannoy up 14-6
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It is 13-5 in Prannoy's favour as Manota fails to return at the net
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Manota fumbles at the net and Prannoy is up 11-4 going into the midgame interval.
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Good movement around the court from the Indian and he finishes with a delicate drop.

10-3
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Sudden injection of pace and aggression from Prannoy.

He leads 7-3
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There is the power-packed smash down the line from Prannoy!

Up 6-2
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Great way to open up the court from Prannoy with angular drop.

He now leads 4-2
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Manota sends the shuttle long.

2-2
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They have exchanged the first couple of points.

1-1
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And it begins!
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The players are warming up currently. We are seconds away from the start.
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Good morning! HS Prannoy is about to begin his World Championships campaign.
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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's LIVE updates of the BWF World Championships 2018. Next up is the round 1 match: HS Prannoy vs Abhinav Manota
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The BWF World Championships kicks off today, July 30. All the big names in the Indian badminton circuit will be seen in action at the mega-event.

In his first encounter, 11th seed HS Prannoy will be taking on the unseeded Abhinav Manota of New Zealand. The ace Indian shuttler is currently ranked 11th in the world whereas his opponent Abhinav is ranked 109th.

It would not be a difficult challenge in Round 1 for the 26-year-old Prannoy and he is expected to surpass it easily. This would be more of a warm up game for him whereas Abhinav will try his level best to pull off an upset.

However, tougher challenges await the Kerala shuttler ahead in the draw, with Shi Yuqi likely to be his opponent for the quarterfinals, provided he surpasses Rounds 2 and 3.
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