Srikanth, who lost to Saina National champion, Prannoy, defeated Indus in the thrilling final.
Nagpur: India’s first badminton star Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, who reached the finals, were face to face for the first time in the National National Badminton Championship final.
World number one Saina defeated Sindhu in the 54-minute match, defeating Sindhu. Seventeen-year-old Saina won the finals by winning 21-17 27-25 in the finals of the Olympics and world championship silver medal winner Sindhu.
After winning, Saina said, “I’m surprised by the way I played today. I went straight to the court and sent the hard shot of Sindhu back well. “Second-seeded HS Prannoy, who got the best 11th rank in his career in the world rankings last week, top seeded and world’s second seed Kidambi Srikanth lost 21-15, 16-21, 21-7 in a 49-minute match. In the 82nd stage of the tournament, the men won the singles title.
It was a double pleasure for Ashwini Ponnappa, who together with Sattikasaiyaraj Runkardi, won two trophies in women’s doubles titles together with Mixed Doubles and N Sikki Reddy. Second seeded Manu Attri and B. Sumeet Reddy, after withdrawing from a game, defeated top seed Satvik and Chirag Shetty 15-21, 22-20, 25-23 to win Men’s Doubles title.
When Saina and Sindhu were in front of each other for finals, the thrill of the game was at its peak. The entire stadium was buzzing with Cheers of ‘Saina Sindhu India’ as both players played some exciting rallies.
Six-month-old pair of Ashwini and Sattvik’s mixed doubles pair won the title by defeating Pranav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy’s top pair 21-9, 20-22, 21-17 in the finals.
After this, he defeated Sanyogita Ghorpade Prajakta Sawant pair together with Sikki 21-14, 21-14 to win the women’s doubles titles.
Saina and Sindhu shared the initial 10 points, after which Saina started sending the shuttle to difficult places. He made a 10-7 lead on the back court and then with some badline returns. With a powerful smash, he went ahead 11-9 in the first game. After the break, Saina was able to make the lead 17-12, after which Sindhu reduced the gap by making four points out of her name. Although unforced mistakes Sindhu got heavier, Saina got her first game.
The second game was quite exciting, in which both the players battled till the end.
Sindhu made a 5-2 lead but Saina slowly made points for Sindhu, making it difficult for Sindhu. By the time the break was ahead to Sindhu 11-8. This 22-year-old player made his lead 14-10, which he kept up to 18-14. However, with her consistent unforced errors, the bronze medalist of the London Olympics, Saina, got the match 18-18.
After this, Saina kept the lead, though Sindhu saved the match point and with some spectacular long rallies ensured that the game’s adventure remained. The edge continued to change between the two players but in the end, Saina won the title and won the title.
Srikanth and Prannoy have played against each other four times in their international career, but Srikanth was successful in winning the last three occasions. Prannoy only once beat Srikanth in the 2011 Tata Open.
Srikanth is in excellent form of his career; he entered five finals in this season and entered four titles in his lap. But the result was not consistent with the data, so Romance showed that winning the victory over Lee Chong Wei and Chen Long in this session was not a tick.