Sai Praneeth clinches 2017 Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold

B Sai Praneeth continued to enjoy a magnificent 2017 as he clinched the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold badminton title by defeating Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie 17-21, 21-18, 21-19 in a closely-fought final in Bangkok on 4 June 2017.In a match that saw plenty of plenty of twists, the 24-year-old Sai Praneeth squandered a 16-14 advantage in the first game which Christie capitalised on, winning four consecutive points to take the game 21-17.Sai Praneeth looked to be on top in the second game as he raced to a 9-3 lead. However, the Indonesian refused to back down and won six consecutive points to draw level in the game.The success in the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold extended Sai Praneeth’s remarkable run in 2017. In April, the ward of national coach Pullela Gopichand had defeated Kidambi Srikanth in an all-Indian Singapore Open Grand Prix final to claim his maiden Grand Prix title.The tournament was held in Bangkok in Thailand from 30 May to 4 June 2017 and had a total purse of USD 120000.

About B Sai Praneeth

Born on 10 August 1992, Sai Praneeth Bhamidipati is an Indian badminton player hailing from Hyderabad, Telangana.At the 2016 All England Super Series Premier, he stunned the 2nd seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in the 1st Round 24-22, 22-20 in straight sets.He is the winner of the 2016 Canada Open Grand Prix Men’s Singles title.

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