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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 30, 2018 11:53 IST

Prannoy def Manota 21-12, 21-11 to set up a second round meeting with Ygor Coelho.


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11:52 (IST)30 JUL 2018

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.

11:50 (IST)30 JUL 2018

Final score: Prannoy def Manota 21-12, 21-11 to set up a second round meeting with Ygor Coelho.

11:49 (IST)30 JUL 2018

Prannoy converts his first match point.

Prannoy wins his first round!!!!

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Match points for Prannoy


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

Prannoy leads 19-11

11:47 (IST)30 JUL 2018

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

11:45 (IST)30 JUL 2018

A couple of loose points from the Kiwi gives Prannoy two more points to go up to 13-7

11:44 (IST)30 JUL 2018

But Prannoy regains control anyway and leads 11-6 going into the midgame interval.

11:43 (IST)30 JUL 2018

Manota is giving his all right now. Showing his potential and making it competitive.

Trails 6-10

11:41 (IST)30 JUL 2018

After Manota got four consecutive points, Prannoy stops his comeback and goes up to 7-4

11:40 (IST)30 JUL 2018

Manota arrested the points-winning spree of Prannoy and gets three points for himself.

He now trails 3-6

11:39 (IST)30 JUL 2018

Points are coming thick and fast for the Indian.


11:38 (IST)30 JUL 2018

And he adds yet another point.


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Second game

Prannoy makes a fast start!


11:36 (IST)30 JUL 2018

Prannoy wins the first game.


11:35 (IST)30 JUL 2018

Body smash from Prannoy!

Game points at 20-12

11:34 (IST)30 JUL 2018

A sharp angular shot from Manota and gets to add a couple of points to lessen the gap.

Trails 12-19 now

11:33 (IST)30 JUL 2018

19-10 is the score now in favour of the Indian

11:32 (IST)30 JUL 2018

After a few fast exchanges, Prannoy is still comfortably in the lead at 18-8

11:31 (IST)30 JUL 2018

Prannoy is opening up the court beautifully with his angles.

It is 16-7 for Prannoy

11:30 (IST)30 JUL 2018

Good smash into the corner!

Prannoy up 14-6

11:29 (IST)30 JUL 2018

It is 13-5 in Prannoy's favour as Manota fails to return at the net

11:28 (IST)30 JUL 2018

Manota fumbles at the net and Prannoy is up 11-4 going into the midgame interval.

11:26 (IST)30 JUL 2018

Good movement around the court from the Indian and he finishes with a delicate drop.


11:25 (IST)30 JUL 2018

Sudden injection of pace and aggression from Prannoy.

He leads 7-3

11:24 (IST)30 JUL 2018

There is the power-packed smash down the line from Prannoy!

Up 6-2

11:23 (IST)30 JUL 2018

Great way to open up the court from Prannoy with angular drop.

He now leads 4-2

11:22 (IST)30 JUL 2018

Manota sends the shuttle long.


11:22 (IST)30 JUL 2018

They have exchanged the first couple of points.


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And it begins!

11:20 (IST)30 JUL 2018

The players are warming up currently. We are seconds away from the start.

11:18 (IST)30 JUL 2018

Good morning! HS Prannoy is about to begin his World Championships campaign.

10:05 (IST)30 JUL 2018

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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