HS Prannoy has made it into the men’s singles final of the Malaysia Masters after his opponent, Christian Adinata of Indonesia, had to concede the match due to a knee injury. Prannoy was leading 19-17 when Adinata lost his footing and his left knee buckled, leaving him in pain. He was quickly attended to by Prannoy and the Indonesian coach before being wheeled out of the court. Prannoy will now take on the winner of the other semifinal match between China’s Weng Hong Yang and Chinese Taipei’s Lin Chun-Yi in the final on Sunday.
In contrast, PV Sindhu lost to Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in the women’s singles semi-final. It was a second successive loss for Sindhu following seven wins against Tunjung. She took an early 3-0 lead but Tunjung produced some exquisite shots to turn the tables and won 21-14, 21-17.