Tokyo Paralympics: Shuttler Krishna Nagar beats Krysten Coombs to reach the SH6 final

Krishna Nagar of India advanced to the finals after defeating Krysten Coombs of the United Kingdom 2-0 in the men's singles SH6 - semi-final match at Yoyogi National Stadium on Saturday.

In just 26 minutes, Krishna defeated Krysten Coombs in straight sets by 21-10 and 21-11 on Court 1. Nagar will now compete for the gold medal against Man Kai Chu of Hong Kong, China, while Krysten Coombs will compete for the bronze medal against Vitor Goncalves Tavares of Brazil.

Krishna wasted no time to enter in the semi-finals, dominating the proceedings from the start. The Indian was able to build a big 11-6 lead at the mid-game break thanks to his quickness and fast feet. He kept the match moving at a fast pace, winning the opening set 21-10 in just 11 minutes.

The Indian again completely outplayed the Briton in the second set, dictating the pace of the match with his lengthy rallies. Nagar appeared to be too strong for Coombs, as the 22-year-old led 11-3 at halftime. The Indian covered the court better between the two players as he continued to control the rhythm of the match to storm into the gold medal match. He won the second set by 21-11. Suhas Yathiraj and Pramod Bhagat are other Indian shuttlers who will also play in the final in their respective categories. 

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