Playing at Odense Stadium, Wednesday (20/10/2021), Jojo was 1-5 behind, but was able to catch up to equalize the score 6-6. The position continued to be tied up to 9-9, but Jojo managed to close the interval with an 11-9 advantage.
After the interval, Prannoy had time to turn things around to 12-11, but Jojo managed to equalize the numbers to 12-12. The chase of points continued until 16-16, and after that Jojo could no longer be caught, and closed the first set with a score of 21-18.
In the second set, Prannoy had a 3-0 lead, but Jojo replied to become 3-3. The two fought each other for points tightly until the score was 7-7. Jojo then left Prannoy with a 10-8 advantage, and closed the interval with a score of 11-8.
After the interval, Prannouy tried to reduce the distance between the points with Jojo to 10-12, but Jojo added two points to move away again with a score of 14-10. Jojo then widened the distance to 16-11, but was cut again by Prannoy with an additional 4 points in a row to 15-16.
Jojo who was trying to get out of the pressure managed to add two consecutive points to then lead 18-15. From here, Prannoy kept trying to keep up with Jojo, and finally leveled the score at 19-19.
But Jojo was finally able to take the remaining two points to finish the second set with a score of 21-19. With this result, Jojo has the right to advance to the last 16 and will meet Japan’s representative, Kante Tsuneyama.
Tsuneyama the day before managed to beat Heo Kwang-hee (South Korea) with a score of 21-23, 21-14, 21-18 in a match that lasted 75 minutes.