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National Badminton Championships: HS Prannoy upsets Kidambi Srikanth in pulsating final to win maiden title

HS Prannoy Stunned World No 2 And Title Favourite Kidambi Srikanth In A Pulsating Finale To Claim The Men's Singles Title At The 82nd Senior National Championship, Here On Wednesday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 08 Nov 2017, 05:29:09 PM
HS Prannoy - File Photo

New Delhi:

HS Prannoy stunned World Number two and title favourite Kidambi Srikanth in a pulsating finale to claim the men's singles title at the 82nd Senior National Championship, here on Wednesday.

Second seed Prannoy, who achieved his career-best ranking of World No 11 last week, overcame a stiff resistance from seed Srikanth 21-15, 16-21, 21-7 in a 49-minute clash to return the favour after his semi-final loss to his compatriot at the French Open Super Series last month.

Satwik Sai Raj R and Ashwini Ponnappa, showed their mantle in the men's doubles by beating top seed and World No 16 Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy 21-9, 20-22, 21-17 to clinch the mixed doubles crown. 

Ashwini added women's doubles title too to her name as she and Sikki Reddy, top seeds, defeated Prajakta Sawant and Sanyogita Ghorpade 21-14, 21-14 in the final.

Excitement soar high once Srikanth and Prannoy made it to the finals and the match turned out to be an exhilarating one as the duo displayed their repertoire of strokes and athleticism during the fast-paced rallies during the match.

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First Published : 08 Nov 2017, 05:28:45 PM