New Delhi: HS Prannoy defeated South Korean Jeon Hyeok Jin in straight games to keep the hopes of an all-Indian semi-final of 2017 French Open Super Series on Friday in Paris.
Prannoy took 47 minutes to beat the 31-ranked South Korean 21-16, 21-16 in their first-ever meeting. The 25-year-old will meet the winner of the Kidambi Srikanth-Shi Yuqi match, which will be held later in the night.
Earlier, he dumped Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in straight games to progress to the men's singles quarterfinals.
Prannoy, who regained his career-best ranking of World No. 12 that he had achieved in June two years ago, took just 31 minutes to see off Vittinghus 21-11 21-12 to set up a clash with 2016 Australian Open finalist Jeon Hyeok-jin of Korea.
In the women's singles, world no. 2 PV Sindhu entered her maiden French Open semis after registering a comfortable 21-14, 21-14 win over China's Chen Yufei.