Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian shuttler Chong Wei Feng sustained a hamstring injury at India Masters on Friday when the score was tied at 8-8 in the second set against top seed Kidambi Srikanth of India. Wei Feng won the first set at 21-17, lost in second set 12-21 while playing through the injury, before he gave Srikanth a walkover in the third set. Kidambi Srikanth will play H. S. Prannoy in the semi-final while Parupalli Kashyap will cross sword with Denmark player Viktor Axelsen in another men’s singles semis.
Mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Lai Pei Jing maintained their cool to defeat Chayut Triyachart/Shinta Mulia Sari of Singapore 21-17, 21-17. They will clash with top seeds Riky Widianto/Puspita Richi Dili from Indonesia on Saturday.
After crashed out in the second round of Malaysia Masters last Thursday, Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei prevailed to the women’s doubles semi-final together with another Malaysian women’s doubles pair Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho.
In the women’s singles semi-finals, Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal will face Thailand’s Nichaon Jindapon, who moved past Indian P.C. Thulasi 21-16, 20-22, 21-12 in an hour five minutes; meanwhile, two-time World Championships bronze medalist P.V Sindhu faces a tough challenger against reigning world champion Carolina Marin of Spain in the semi-final, who needed just 29 minutes to thrash Thai Chochuwong Pornpawee 21-11, 21-13. The 19-year-old P.V Sindhu trailed 1-2 in career meetings against the 21-year-old Spaniard.
The India Masters’ quarter-final results:
Men’s Singles: 3-Parupalli Kashyap bt 10-Zi Liang Derek Wong (Sin) 21-18, 21-9; 1-K. Srikanth bt 5-Wei Feng Chong (Mas) 17-21, 21-12 Ret.; 2-Viktor Axelsen (Den) bt 6-B. Sai Praneeth 15-21, 21-17, 21-16; 4-H.S. Prannoy bt 8-R.M. . Gurusaidutt 21-18, 21-19.
Men’s Doubles: 1-Mathias Boe & Carsten Mogensen (Den) bt Arun George & T. Hema Nagendra Babu 21-13, 21-8; 6-Pranaav Chopra & Akshay Dewalkar bt Puavaranukroh Dechapol & Ketlen Kittinupong (Tha) 21-16, 19-21, 21-15; 5-Manu Attri & B. Sumeeth Reddy bt 2-Mads Conrad-Petersen & Mads Pieler Kolding (Den) 21-18, 4-21, 24-22; 4-Vladimir Ivanov & Ivan Sozonov (Rus) bt K. Nandagopal & Arjun Kumar Reddy 21-9, 21-14.
Women’s Singles: 1-Saina Nehwal bt Arundhati Pantawane 21-18, 21-17; 3-P.V. Sindhu bt 6-Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (Tha) 8-21, 21-11, 21-14; 4-Nichaon Jindapon (Tha) bt 8-P.C. Thulasi 21-16, 20-22, 21-12; 2-Carolina Marin (Esp) bt Chochuwong Pornpawee (Tha) 21-11, 21-13.
Women’s Doubles: 1-Vivian Kah Mun Hoo & Khe Wei Woon (Mas) bt Sanyogita Ghorpade & Arathi Sara Sunil 21-12, 21-16; 4-Amelia Alicia Anscelly & Fie Cho Soong (Mas) bt Yin Loo Lim & Meng Yean Lee (MAS) 21-15, 21-13; 3-Puttita Supajirakul & Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Tha) bt Yu Yan Vanessa Neo & Shinta Mulia Sari (Sin) 21-14, 20-22, 21-17; 2-Jwala Gutta & Ashwini Ponnappa bt Jamuna Rani Rachapalli & Leela Lakshmi Rachapalli 21-6, 21-5.
Mixed Doubles: 1-Riky Widianto & Puspita Richi Dili (Ina) bt 8-Wong Fai Yin & Mei Kuan Chow (Mas) 17-21, 21-18, 21-17; Manu Attri & K. Maneesha bt 7-Aik Quan Tan & Meng Yean Lee (Mas) 23-21, 10-21, 21-10; 3-Evgenij Dremin & Evgenia Dimova (Rus) bt V. Gangadhara Rao & D. Sudha Kalyani 21-6, 21-9; 4-Peng Soon Chan & Pei Jing Lai (Mas) bt Chayut Triyachart & Shinta Mulia Sari (Sin) 21-17, 21-17.