Sports Updates dt.01-09-2022 dt.6.00 p.m.IST
Star Indian shuttler H S Prannoy beat former world champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore 22-20,21-19 to reach quarterfinals of Japan Open Super 750 tournament on Thursday.However Kidambi Srikanth lost to world no.17 Kanta Tsuneyama 10-21,16-21.Only Indian left in the tournament,Prannoy will face Chou Tien Chen in the quarterfinals.
World no.1 Daniil Medvedev reached third round of US Open with a straight sets win over Arthur.However 6th seed Felix Auger Aliassimme was knocked out by J Draper in straight sets.In women’s singles,former champion Serena Williams upset second seed Kontaveit 7-6,2-6,6-2 in the second round.
World Athletics Indoor Championships scheduled in Nanjing next year has been cancelled due to pandemic conditions in China.
By Shailesh Padhye