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Last Updated Friday September 22 2017 06:53 PM IST

Singapore Open: Sai Praneeth, Srikanth set up all-Indian final

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Sai Praneeth storms into Singapore Open final Sai Praneeth of India reacts after defeating South Korea's Lee Dong Keun in the semifinal of the Singapore Open in Singapore on Saturday. Getty Images

Singapore City: Kidambi Srikanth and Sai Praneeth set up an exciting all-Indian men's singles final at the Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament after comfortably winning their semifinal clashes here on Saturday.

Srikanth, a former world No.3, notched up a 21-13, 21-14 win over world No. 26 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting to reach the third Super Series final of his career.

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Earlier, Praneeth, who had been laid low by a shoulder injury, continued his rampaging return to the court by thrashing three-time Korea Masters Grand Prix Gold winner Lee Dong Keun 21-6, 21-8 in a lop-sided first semifinal.

Praneeth executed his plans brilliantly to completely outplay his opponent in a 38-minute match.

Kidambi Srikanth Kidambi Srikanth in action against Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia during their semifinal. Getty Images

Srikanth then showed why he is considered to be one of the best Indian shuttlers right now, fighting back from 4-9 down in the opening game to never look back.

Interestingly, Praneeth has a 4-1 head-to-head record against his more illustrious compatriot, who had clinched the 2014 China Super Series Premier and 2015 India Super Series and also reached the quarterfinals of Rio Olympics.

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