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Sai Praneeth of Telangana will take on Karnataka’s Mithun Manjunath in the men’s singles badminton final at the 36th National Games on Thursday.

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Top seed Malvika Bansod of Maharashtra will take on second seed Aakarshi Kashyap of Chhattisgarh in the women’s singles summit, making for a potentially thrilling encounter.

In the men’s semi-final, Sai Praneeth defeated Karnataka’s M Raghu 21-12, 21-19 while Mithun was the dominant player in his 21-9, 21-11 victory over Aaryaman Tandon of Gujarat.

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Sai Praneeth said

“I felt happy with the way I played my strokes. They came off nicely,”

Aakarshi Kashyap had a much easier outing as she beat Karnataka’s Tanya Hemanth 21-9, 21-15.

Ashwini Ponnapa, who partners with K Sai Prateek in the mixed doubles, defeated Tamil Nadu’s Hariharan Amsakarunam and V R Nardhan by 23-21, 13-21, 21-19.

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33-year-old Ashwini said

“I was a little rusty in my game. It was our first time playing in a major tournament and it took some time to settle. I made some silly mistakes but Prateek came up with some good smashes. I was impressed by his playing. We need these types of matches to be stronger in future tournaments,”

36th National Games: Badminton Results

Men’s Singles (semifinals):

B Sai Praneeth (Telangana) beat M Raghu (Karnataka) 21-12, 21-19;

M Mithun (Karnataka) beat Aryamann Tandon (Gujarat) 21-9, 11-21.

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Women’s Singles (semifinals):

Malvika Bansod (Maharashtra) beat Aditi Bhatt (Uttarakhand) 21-10, 19-21, 21-13; Aakarshi Kashyap (Chhattisgarh) beat Tanya Hemanth (Karnataka) 21-9, 21-15

Women’s Doubles (semifinals)

Sikki Reddy and Gayatri Gopichand Pullela (Telangana) bt Kavya Gupta and Khushi Gupta (Delhi) 21-16, 21-17; Shikha Gautam and Ashwini Bhat (Karnataka) beat Mahreen Riza and Arathi Sara Sunil (Kerala) 23-21, 21-11.

Men’s Doubles (semifinals)

PS Ravikrishna and Sankarprasad Udayakumar (Kerala) beat HV Nithin and Vaibhaav (Karnataka) 21-17, 21-14; Hariharan Amsakarunan and Ruban Kumar (Tamil Nadu) beat Shyam Prasad and S Sunjith (Kerala) 21-19, 21-16

Mixed Doubles (semifinals)

Sai Pratheek and Ashwini Ponnappa (Karnataka) beat Hariharan Amsakarunan and VR Nardhana (Tamil Nadu) 23-21, 13-21, 21-19; Rohan Kapoor and Kanika Kanwal (Delhi) beat S Sunjith and TR Gowrikrishna (Kerala) 24-22, 21-18.

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