India Open 2018, Quarter final: B. Sai Praneeth vs Chen Tien Chou, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedFeb 02, 2018 17:04 IST

Chou Tien Chen wins 21-15, 21-13


17:04 (IST)2 FEB 2018

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17:02 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Chout Tien Chen proved to be too powerful for the Indian, who clearly wasn't at his best. Both Parupalli Kashyap and Sai Praneeth are thus out of the 2018 India Open.

17:00 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Sai Praneeth is OUT of the tournament!

16:59 (IST)2 FEB 2018

After a great exchange, Sai sends the shuttle wide!

Chou Tien Chen wins 21-15, 21-13

16:58 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Sai saves one!


16:58 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Eight match points to Chen


16:57 (IST)2 FEB 2018

19-12 to the third seed.

Sai hasn't been able to do any kind of damage in the last few points!

16:56 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Sai could add only one point after that as the third seed looks very much in control.


16:54 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Chen has increased the pace of his shots and races ahead to 14-10

16:52 (IST)2 FEB 2018

And Sai now trails by just ONE POINT!


16:52 (IST)2 FEB 2018

It's a great response from the Indian post-interval.

He grabs two points on the trot and makes it 9-11

16:50 (IST)2 FEB 2018

It's 11-7 to the third seed going into the mid-game interval.

16:48 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Chen is now up 9-5

This game is a mirror image of the first.

16:46 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Chen is up to 6-4 at the moment

16:45 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Sai is moving well but his poor execution his letting him down.

Fumbled at the net and lets Chen go up to 5-3

16:43 (IST)2 FEB 2018

It's 4-2 to the third seed

16:42 (IST)2 FEB 2018


Chou has a mini lead of 2-1 in the opening stages of the second game.

16:38 (IST)2 FEB 2018

And Chen adds three more points very quickly to grab the first game 21-15

16:36 (IST)2 FEB 2018

The third seed looks comfortable at the moment.


16:34 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Chen has separated himself from Sai once again.

Up 16-14

16:32 (IST)2 FEB 2018



16:31 (IST)2 FEB 2018

A show of determination from Sai here!

Chen's lead has been cut down to 14-13

16:30 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Pretty good show from the Singapore Open winner here.

He hasn't let Chen run away to a big lead.

Sai trails 11-13

16:28 (IST)2 FEB 2018

And Sai gets back another point.


16:28 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Chen has a four-point advantage at 12-8.

16:26 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Chen goes into the mid-game interval with an 11-6 lead.

16:25 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Sai still trying to fight back here although Chen is up 10-6

16:24 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Chou staves off Sai's comeback with some fine attack and surges to 9-5

16:22 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Sai Praneeth looks to have settled into this match...slowly and steadily he has been chipping away at Chen's great lead.

Sai trails 4-6

16:20 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Sai gets his first couple of points but Chou is still very much in command!

Up 5-2

16:18 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Chen looking very powerful at the start and has all the answers. He is up 3-0

16:17 (IST)2 FEB 2018

First point to Chou

16:15 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Sai to serve first

16:15 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Good afternoon! The players are on court.

15:47 (IST)2 FEB 2018

Welcome to the live blog of the men's singles quarter-final match of the India Open between B. Sai Praneeth and Chen Tien Chou at the Siri Sports Complex.

Sai Praneeth has shown some good form in his first two matches of the tournament. In the first round, the World No. 18 had a tough time beating Rajiv Ouseph in three sets. However, he was in top form in the second round when he saw off Hong Kong's Hu Yun in straight games.

In the quarters, he faces a stern challenge in the form of World No. 7 Chen. In absence of Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy, both of whom crashed out in the previous rounds, Sai Praneeth leads India's charge in men's singles and he will have to take up the onus.
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