After the 21-15, 22-20, 21-12 win in the final, Prannoy tweeted, "Feels great to win this one, #USAGPG champion 2017! Defeated my academy mate @parupallik in a tough battle. Thank you all for your support!"
P Kashyap will now be in another race of earning a place in the national team to defend his title at the Commonwealth Games next year.
This is not the first time that two Indian players will fight it out for the title this season. Earlier at the Singapore Open Super Series, Kidambi Srikanth had faced B Sai Praneeth in the final where the latter had emerged victorious.
India's recent success in badminton circuit has helped them secure four qualifiers in men's and women's singles competitions for the World Championship. PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and Sai Praneeth are among the eight shuttlers to have qualified for phase 1.
Parupalli Kashyap, on the recovery path following back troubles, will face South Korea's Kwang Hee Heo. His last foray this far in a tournament came all the way back in December at the Korea Open where he reached the semifinals.
The 19-year-old Rahul Yadav Chittaboina, who had won the Mauritius International last year, defeated England's Wang Yuehang 13-11, 11-5, 11-6 a 22-minute match to set up a clash with second seed Vladimir Malkov.
Kashyap crossed the second round after his opponent Hungary's Gergely Krausz retired midway in the second game with the scoreline reading 21-18 17-6 in favour of the Indian.
The Chennai Open is an ATP-250 tournament and one of the most important fixtures in the Indian sporting calendar. It has often attracted top players including 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal.
Indian shuttlers Anand Pawar, Rasika Raje, Vrushali Gummadi and Rahul Yadav Chittanoina reached the quarterfinals of singles events at the Russian Open Grand Prix in Vladivostok on Thursday. Rahul will face England's Yuehang Wang next.
Parupalli Kashyap beat Korea's Lee Hyun Il 21-16, 10-21, 21-19 in a match that lasted an hour and three minutes. He is making a comeback after a period in the sidelines due to injury. He now faces Hungary's Gergely Krausz.
Commonwealth Games champion Kashyap will have a tough task ahead when he meets top seed Korean Lee Hyun Il, while second seed Prannoy, who had a good outing at Indonesia Super Series Premier, will face Austria's Luka Wraber in the opening round.
What makes Jwala Gutta feel she was let down by the celebrated coach P Gopichand? In a chat with The Indian Express, the straight-talking Gutta wraps her playing career and says all she ever needed from Gopi was support.
Mixed doubles second seeds Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy dished out a gritty performance before going down 17-21 22-20 18-21 to Korean duo of Kim Won Ho and Shin Seung Chan in a hard-fought match, which lasted an hour and two minutes.
Third seeds Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy defeated Korean combo of Choi Solgyu and Jae Hwan Kim 21-17 17-21 21-13 in 45 minutes to set up a clash in the quarter finals against another Korean pair of Kim Won Ho and Seung Jae Seo.
After getting through the qualifiers, Kento Momota, who will also compete at the U.S. Open later this month, beat fellow qualifier Bao Thien Vo 21-13 21-13 in the first round and faces Englishman Toby Penty next in the Calgary tournament.
Canada Open 2016 ended with a double bonanza for India as B Sai Praneeth also clinched the title along with Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy, who have been struggling lately. Praneeth, on the other hand, went on to win the Singapore Open this April.
Sameer Verma has been forced to skip the Canada Open Grand Prix where he was seeded third after failing to get the visa in time for the tournament that begins on July 11. However he plans to play the week after in United States.
H.S. Prannoy displayed some quality game after his recovery as he made it to a series of semi-finals at Bitburger, Syed Modi International, Macau and also reached the final at Vietnam. His maiden Grand Prix Gold win came at Indonesia in 2014.
For nearly a decade, Indian badminton was about the two girls—PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal. But the last six months have beheld a lightning surge in the men's circuit too— Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy. The Indian Express goes behind the scenes and weaves their coming-of-age narrative.
Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza and Purav Raja defeated their opponents in doubles categories to advance to the second round of Wimbledon 2017.. However, Leander Paes failed to move ahead, crashing out in the first round itself.
"Singles (in badminton) is doing extremely well. Doubles is nowhere. I want to promote doubles, educate people and media about doubles," said Jwala Gutta, who has been recently appointed as the women's doubles coach.
Lately, badminton in India has been on a rise and to a certain extent, Pullela Gopichand has to be credited for. India national coach believes badminton's foundation needs to be strengthened if India hopes to emulate China in the sports
PV Sindhu shot into national reckoning when she became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic Silver in the 2016 Rio Games. She has since won the Chinese Open Super Series, becoming one of the few non-Chinese players to do so.
Feeling helpless, the athletes took to social media to announce their plight to the Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. It’s not the first time such a thing has happened.
Parupalli Kashyap, HS Prannoy and N Sikki Reddy, who played at Australia Super Series last month, had applied for the New Zealand visa a week back but they are yet to receive their passports.
On being asked about coach P Gopichand, Sindhu said,"I am lucky to have got to work with a coach like Gopi Sir (P Gopichand). I have been associated with him for several years. I and the other players have to be thankful to him, for his guidance.
Ritika defeated Simran 21-13 21-19 in a 31-minute women's singles final to win the title. Later, Ritika and Simran paired together to beat the Nigerian duo of Zainab Momoh and Peace Orji 21-11 21-14 in the women's doubles final.
Cut to mid-2017, Indian shuttlers have so far won an unprecedented four super series titles out of six and barring P V Sindhu's win at the India Open, it's the Indian men's brigade led by Kidambi Srikanth, which has been on a rampage.
The ‘bronze double’ helped Sukant keep his medal-in-every-tournament quest intact. His medal count stands at eight from five tournaments, which includes three doubles’ titles.
Kidambi Srikanth and Pullela Gopichand were felicitated by Sports Minister Vijay Goel for their recent run of success. Srikanth has reached his career high ranking of eight. He recently won the Indonesia and Australia Open Super Series title in consecutive weeks.
Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth and Ajay Jayaram have qualified for the World Championships to be held in Glasgow from August 21-27. India will go in with positive outlook with Sai Praneeth winning in Singapore and Srikanth winning in Indonesia and Australia.
Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand said that the India are far away from being one of the dominant forces in the world and further went on to say that India need to perform well in World Championships, Olympics and All England.
Rio 2016 Olympics silver-medallist PV Sindhu has also been given the permission by the Andhra Pradesh State Public Service Commission for the appointment as an officer.
Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has broken into the top 10 rankings after he was placed eighth in the latest world rankings released on Thursday. He now has 58,583 points under his belt. Srikanth recently clinched the Indonesia and Australian Open Super Series titles successively.
After giving some sterling performance at Singapore Super Series and Thailand Open, B Sai Praneeth believes fitness is the key for him to grow as a player and consistency can help him win big titles.
Women's doubles players will be guided by four coaches which include 2011 World Championship bronze-medallist Jwala Gutta. Arvind Bhat, and Chetan Anand have also been included in the coaches panel of the BAI.
Rangana Herath is the antithesis of the great Muttiah Muralitharan. Murali was in your face, his hypnotic art screamed out from his rubbery wrist to bulging eyes. The avuncular Herath’s art is subtler; he worms his way through surprised batsmen. It’s no secret that only Herath stands between India and a facile series win.