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Kunlavut Vitidsarn Stuns Viktor Axelsen To Clinch India Open Title | Badminton News

Thailand’s rising star Kunlavut Vitidsarn shocked prime seed Viktor Axelsen to clinch the India Open badminton title with a 22-20, 10-21, 21-12 victory within the Sunday closing. In the ladies’s singles, South Korea’s An Se-young beat world primary Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in New Delhi to avenge her loss on the Malaysia Open closing final week. Vitidsarn’s males’s singles victory stood out because the 21-year-old former junior world champion bought previous the Danish ace and world primary for the primary time in six makes an attempt.

Vitidsarn, seeded eighth, proved his semi-final victory over Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia was not a flash within the pan as he made Axelsen work for each level and received many of the lengthy rallies.

“From my earlier losses against Viktor, I had learnt that if I could engage him in long rallies and take the match to the decider then I have a chance to win,” stated Vitidsarn, who misplaced the World Championships closing to Axelsen final 12 months.

“The plan was adapting as we played along. I played without much pressure but the main plan was to attack. I gave it whatever I had.”

Axelsen, who received the Malaysia open title, bounced again after an in depth opening recreation however Vitidsarn saved his calm to win his first main Super Series crown since he received the German Open (Super 300) final 12 months.

The 29-year-old Axelsen urged sports activities officers to maintain gamers’ well being in thoughts when scheduling back-to-back tournaments in numerous time zones.

An bounced again from a recreation right down to beat Yamaguchi 15-21, 21-16, 21-12 in a 62-minute battle of the Super 750 occasion.

Yamaguchi, who was the highest seed and had crushed An in Kuala Lumpur final Sunday, conceded she made too many errors.

“In the first game I controlled the rallies and so did my opponent, but from the second game An increased her movement speed,” Yamaguchi advised reporters by means of an interpreter.

Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino received the combined doubles title, whereas Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida received the ladies’s doubles crown.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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