Sai Praneeth lifts Thailand Open title

Sports News, (Thailand), June 5:- Ace Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth bounced back from a game down against fourth-seed Jonathan Christie of Indonesia to clinch Thailand Open title on Sunday.

After losing the first game, the third-seeded rebounded strongly to register a 17-21, 21-18, 21-19 triumph over his Indonesian opponent Christie in the men’s singles event that lasted one hour and 17 minutes.

Last month, Praneeth fended off his fellow countryman Kidambi Srikanth in all-Indian men’s singles final to lift his first ever Super Series title at the Singapore Open. He posted a 17-21, 21-17, 21-12 win over Srikanth in a thrilling summit showdown.

Meanwhile, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal had yesterday crashed out in the semi-finals after losing to Busanan Ongbamrumphan 21-19, 21-18.

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