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Patna : World No 28 H S Pranoy, 28, India, stunneed reigning Asian Games Champion and 6th seed Jonatan Christie, 23, Indonesia, in a three-game thriller in first round of Toyota Thailand Open, an HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1,000 Badminton tournament, at Bangkok, Thailand, on January 20, 2021.

Pranoy beat World No 7 Jonatan Christie 18-21, 21-16, 23-21 in 75 minutes coming from behind to enter the 2nd round of the tournament. Pranoy won 62 rallies in the match to 58 by Christie. Both the players won 5 consecutive points each during the match. Pranoy and Christie are locked 3-3 Head to Head.