Prannoy, a Thomas Cup winner, went down fighting against China’s Lu Guang Zu 19-21, 22-20, 19-21, while Sameer lost 18-21, 11-21 to Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the pre-quarterfinals stage on Thursday night.
Kidambi Srikanth also crashed out of the tournament after losing to Rasmus Gemke of Denmark 21-19 12-21 19-21 in a match that lasted one hour and 15 minutes.
Fought until the end last night but that was not enough to get into the Quarterfinals here at the French Open.Gut… https://t.co/yPGbODFrMy
— PRANNOY HS (@PRANNOYHSPRI) 1666935924000
Seventh-seeded Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are the lone surviving Indians in the tournament.
The duo beat the Malaysian pair of Man Wei Chong and Kai Wun Tee 21-16 21-14 in a round of 16 match and will face top-seeded Japanese pair of Takuro Hohi and Yugo Kobayashi in the quarterfinals later in the day.