Lee Chong Wei misses his seventh title in Indonesia badminton super series

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-15 20:15:36|Editor: Yurou Liang

Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia competes during Men's Singles match against Prannoy H.S. of India in Indonesia Open 2017 at Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, June 15, 2017. Prannoy H.S. won 2-0 (Xinhua/Du Yu)

JAKARTA, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Defending champion Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia failed to seize his seventh title of Indonesia Open badminton super series, losing 21-10, 21-18 to the non-seeded Indian player Prannoy Haseena Sunil here on Thursday.

"I, of course, cannot win all tournaments. But I would try my best to get my seventh championship title in Indonesia Open," the six-time champion of the tournament said on the sidelines of his match held in Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) here.

The 34-year-old seasoned men's singles player won Indonesia Open super series in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016. His champion record in the annual tournament is comparable to Indonesian players Taufik Hidayat and Ardy B. Wiranata.

Prannoy said that the Malaysian player was not in his best condition made him win the qualifying match

"I did not have prediction to win this match. All I did was trying to play more aggressive," he said.

In the upcoming quarterfinal match, he would take on the winner of a qualifying match between China's seeded player Cheng Long and Indonesian player Jonatan Christie.

In the previous men's singles match on Wednesday, China's Olympic and World champion Lin Dan was surprisingly defeated by Chinese Taipei non-seeded contender Wang Tzu Wei in two straight sets.

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