Praneeth clinches maiden Super Series title at Singapore Open beating fellow Indian Srikanth 17-21, 21-17, 21-12 in a 54-minute contest. Praneeth staged a remarkable comeback to dominate the proceedings and emerge a comfortable victor. It was the first all-Indian Super Series final in the history of the game.
World No.30 Praneeth, who had won the Canada Open Grand Prix last year and reached the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold final this year, won a cash prize of $350,000.
“It’s always difficult to play someone with whom you play everyday. I am very happy to win today. The way I played in the tournament, I’m very happy. The support here for the Indians has also been very nice,” an overwhelmed Praneeth said after the 54-minute clash.
It was the first time in the history of international badminton that two Indians were playing a Super Series final and it turned out to be a thrilling contest.
The two trainees of the Gopichand academy exploited every chink that they were aware of in each other’s game.