"I am very proud of them (Praneeth, Srikanth), they reaching the finals". That feeling has always been uncomfortable in my mind.
It was the first glimpse of the Sai Praneeth in a super series final which is termed as biggest sports events of the worldwide badminton platform. I worked hard the last time at Syed Modi. Surprisingly, Srikanth steadily slumped and Praneeth, with growing confidence, raced to clinched the match.
Srikanth is used to big occasions as the 24-year-old already has a China Open (2014) and India Open (2015) titles under his belt and has also reached the quarter-final of Rio Olympics, in which he lost to Lin Dan. The consecutive three-game points by Praneeth switched the scoreboard to shift 21-17 which led to the final game win with well-balanced performance.
Sai, who has not won a Grand Prix title, became only the second Indian to win a Super Series men's singles crown.
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Condoling the sudden demise of BAI president Akhilesh Das Gupta, Praneeth said: "My heartfelt condolences to his family". "I began to get back my game".
After wrapping the opening game in 17 minutes, Srikanth continued to dominate the proceedings in the second as well. Nearly all his matches, barring the semifinals in the tournament have been three-set affairs, a habit Gopichand isn't too pleased about. "I think maybe I lacked a little bit of match practice in the end".
World No. 26 Ginting pounced on Srikanth's tentative approach at the beginning of the match and took a 9-4 lead. Explaining the logic behind his stand, Gopi Chand told Mirror, "According to me it is ok to go play those tournaments for exposure and ranking when you are 18-19".
"I really want to continue playing tournaments without any break". "We're thinking exactly the same things and know where the other will place a shot".