Indian Shuttlers win Big at Yonex Canada Open
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India won both in Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles at the Yonex Canada Open on Sunday. A day, which surely went to the Indian Badminton team, had B Sai Praneeth making the most with a 21-12 21-10 over South Korean Lee Hyun Il, to take away the Canada Open title in the Men’s Singles at Calgary in Canada.
The Indian Men’s Doubles team; Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy proved to the critics that their selection for the Rio Olympics Summer Games was not a mistake, and what better way than to pick the Men’s Doubles title with a 21-8, 21-14 win over Canadian pair of Adrian Liu and Toby Ng. This win will give much confidence to the Rio-bound Indian pair.
Indian badminton players won big at the Canada Open in Calgary on Sunday. B Sai Praneeth won the final of the men’s singles while the Rio-bound pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy were victorious in the men’s doubles event of the $55,000 Grand Prix tournament.
Praneeth, 23 years old, beat South Korea’s Lee Hyun Il in straight sets 21-12 21-10 in a match that lasted less than half an hour at the Markin MacPhail Centre. The Indian player had beaten French Brice Leverdez in the semi-final to set up this title fight.
On the other hand, Indian Men’s Doubles pair, Attri and Reddy, who became the first Indian men’s doubles pair recently to qualify for the Rio Olympics, defeated Canada’s Adrian Liu and Toby Ng 21-8, 21-14, in straight sets to win the doubles title. The top-seeded Indian duo had beaten Indonesia’s Andrei Adistia and Canada’s Dong Adam in their semi-final.
These Grand Prix tournaments, are classified as Level 3 events, one below Superseries, as per the (BWF) Badminton World Federation’s classifications of the tournaments.