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Thailand Open 2018, Men's Singles, Round 2: HS Prannoy vs Sony Dwi Kuncoro, Live Match Updates

Kuncoro beats Prannoy; 21-18-21-14.
Updated: 12 July 2018 14:52 IST - Published: 12 July 2018 11:53 IST
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Sony Bwi Kuncoro sends HS Prannoy crashing out of the competition. The Indonesia absolutely smashed his opponent in two straight games. Final score after 35 minutes of action; Kuncoro beats Prannoy, 21-18-21-14. 
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Match point, Kuncoro! 
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Kuncoro two points from victory. He also has a six point lead. The Indonesian leads 19-13. 
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This is the third time Prannoy is facing Kuncoro. The Indian has bettered the Indonesian on the previous two occasions. He is on track to lose this match, however. 13-17. 
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Kuncoro has been at the top of his game. Prannoy just has no answers for the Indonesian. 11-13. 
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Kuncoro reaches eleven points! We have the mid-game break. 
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Once again, Kuncoro leads! 8-10. 
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The Indonesian is not willing to give up, however, as he levels the match. 8-8!
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Prannoy finally starting to take control of the game. 8-6, he leads Kuncoro. 

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Prannoy is fighting hard to stay in the match. The Indian cannot afford to lose this game. 3-3. 
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Kuncoro is once again asserting his dominance early on. 1-3. 
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Prannoy draws first blood in Game 1 but Kuncoro levels the match. Can the Indonesian shuttler pull off the biggest upset of the men's singles category? 1-1. 
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And that is the Game! What a thrilling first game we've had here. Kuncoro holds on to beat Prannoy 21-18. Can the Indian make a comeback in Game 2?

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Kuncoro outplays Prannoy and earns the advantage! Game point, Kuncoro!
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Still both the players are toe-to-toe in this match. 18-18. Who will be able to take the first game? 
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The score remains equal as we head towards the finish line. 16-16. 
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Prannoy finally levels the match! 15-15! 
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Prannoy trying to get back into the game. He is still trailing by two. Things don't seem to be going his way for now. 10-12. 
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Kuncoro is the first player to reach eleven points and we head into a mid-game break. 
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Kuncoro is still leading Prannoy. 7-9, the Indonesian leads. 
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Both the players trying to establish an early dominance in this game. Prannoy is the obvious favorite but his opponent Kuncoro will not let him go easily. 3-5, Kuncoro leads. 
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Both the players nab a point to start the game. 1-1. 
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Game 1 is underway! 
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Both the players are warming up and the match will begin shortly! 
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Hello and Welcome to Sportskeeda's LIVE coverage of the Thailand Open 2018. Next up in Men's singles is: HS Prannoy vs Sony Dwi Kuncoro
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HS Prannoy will go up against Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia in the 2018 Thailand Open today, July 11.

The Indian was the fourth seed for the tournament. However, after the withdrawal of Chen Long, Srikanth Kidambi, and Shi Yuqi; Prannoy is now the de facto top seed. 

The Thailand Open is the thirteenth tournament of the 2018 BWF Tour and will take place in Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. The winner of this tournament will be awarded nine thousand and two hundred points, while the runners-up will get seven thousand eight hundred points. The winner will also bag the cash prize of thirteen thousand and three hundred dollars. 

Prannoy has been drawn in the top half and will be one of the favorites to win the tournament. He also got off to the best of starts by defeating Pablo Abian in straight games. He will now face Indonesian Kuncoro in the second round. 

If Prannoy surpasses this challenge, he will face the winner of Chong Wei Feng vs Huang Yuxiang. 
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