India's HS Prannoy entered the men's singles final of the Malaysia Masters after his opponent Christian Adinata of Indonesia conceded the semi-final match following a nasty knee injury here on Saturday.
World No. 9 Prannoy was leading 19-17 when Adinata lost his footing while landing after a jump return and his left knee buckled, leaving the Indonesian shuttler grimacing in pain.
The 21-year-old Adinata, a 2019 World Junior Championships winner, was quickly attended by Prannoy and the Indonesian coach before being eventually wheeled out of the court.
This will be Prannoy's first final of the season and second since the runner-up finish at the Swiss Open last year.
P V Sindhu, however, couldn't make it to the women's singles title clash after suffering a 14-21, 17-21 loss to Indonesia's Gregoria Mariska Tunjung.
It was a second successive loss for Sindhu following seven wins against the world No. 9 Indonesian.
A two-time former winner here, Sindhu couldn't play her aggressive game with Tunjung managing to keep control of the rallies with her solid defence and produce her tricky strokes to finish points.