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Prannoy, Saina Nehwal lift Senior National Badminton titles

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu SharmaBy Shubhanshu Sharma

Published on 8 Nov 2017 8:04 PM GMT

Prannoy beats Srikanth, Saina defeats Sindhu to lift National titles
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Nagpur: Hyderabad's HS Prannoy defeated Kidambi Srikanth while Saina Nehwal edged past PV Sindhu in the Senior National Badminton Championships finals to clinch the respective titles here on Wednesday.

In a gruelling three-game marathon final, Prannoy beat the Guntur player 21-15, 16-21, 21-7 to lift the men's singles title.

In the women's singles final match, Saina edged past Sindhu 21-17, 27-25.

In the first final, Srikanth never looked in the contention right from the start and the Guntur player lost the first game easily.

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Srikanth,then re-grouped his strategy and played sensibly to clinch the second game. In the decider, it was all Prannoy. He outplayed Srikanth in every department of the game and overpowered him easily.

The second final saw a much better performance from Saina.

The 27-year-old shuttler defeated the 22-year-old in straight games. But in the second game the game went to the deuce. After exchanging a few points, it was Saina who proved superior and clinched the issue.

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu Sharma

Writer has 6 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Senior Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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