Exactly a day ago, HS Planoi faced the horror of injury and brilliantly counterattacked after falling to defeat Asian Games champion Jonathan Tristy in the first round.
India’s HS Planoy crashed from the Thai Open on Thursday. (Reuters photo)
- Planoi lost 17-21 and 18-21 straight set to Darren Liu, Malaysia on Thursday
- Meanwhile, the world’s No. 31 Samir Vama continued to run impressively and advanced to the quarterfinals.
- Samir Vama then faces third-seeded Anders Antonsen
India’s HS Planoy crashed from the Thai Open after losing 17-21 and 18-21 in a straight set to Malaysia’s Darren Liu in the second round on Thursday.
Exactly a day ago, Planoi confronted the fear of injury and counterattacked brilliantly after defeating Asian Games champion Jonathan Tristy at the Toyota Thai Open 18-21, 21-16 and 23-21.
Final score: 17-21, 18-21
— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) January 21, 2021
In that match, Planoi fell to the ground while attempting a return shot and felt a dislocation on his left shoulder. A physiotherapist was called in, but to my surprise, Planoi continued to play and win the game after dropping two match points.
In other matches of the day, the Indian shuttle defeated Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke in a straight game to advance to the quarterfinals, leaving the world’s No. 31 Samir Berma in an impressive run.
Verma took only 39 minutes to beat her lower opponents 21-12 and 21-9 in the second round of the men’s singles. Verma will then face third-seeded Anders Antonsen in the men’s singles quarterfinals.
Meanwhile, a mixed double pairing of Satwick Silaj Rankireddi and Ashwini Ponnappa won the second round and defeated Germany’s Mark Ramsfas and Isabel Hertrich 22-20, 14-21 and 21-16. I advanced to the quarterfinals.
Satwick will join the men’s doubles action later in the day in a second round match between South Korea’s Choi Sol-gyu and Soon-jae’s 7th seed.
Thai Open: India’s HS Planoy crashes after losing to Malaysia’s Darren Liu in the second round
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