19-year-old Indian shuttler Siddharth Pratap Singh has won his maiden title at the international level after beating Mads Christophersen in straight games in Uppsala yesterday. Siddharth took just 33 minutes to get the better of his Dane counterpart in the final of the international series event.
Hailing from the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, the teenager showed no nerves in his first ever career final at the international level. After winning the first game 21-15, he made little work of the second game as well winning the game and the match 21-11 in just 33 minutes to claim the men’s singles title.
“I’m very happy. Everyone, my coaches at the Prakash Padukone Academy, my family and my friends are thrilled,” Scroll reported Siddharth saying.
But not all his matches were that simple. The Raipur lad survived a good scare in his very first match against Dane Patrick Bjerregaard. After losing the first game 21-23, he rallied back to win the next two 23-21 and 21-15 to book a place in the next round.
“I was very nervous as it was my first match in Europe. I lost the first game but managed to fight back,” Siddharth remembered.
Siddharth, who had not played an event outside Asia before the title, has the Iceland International, scheduled from January 25 to 28, lined up next.
“What I liked most about his performance in this tournament was that he improved with every match. He did not panic when his opponents were attacking and
Now play Cricket, Football, Tennis, Badminton and Kabaddi - all in one go.
Presenting Nostragamus, the first ever prediction game that covers all sports. Play Daily Sports challenge and win cash prizes daily!
Download the app for FREE and get Rs.20 joining BONUS. Join 30,000 other users who win cash by playing NostraGamus. Click here to download the app for FREE on android!
Will Saina Nehwal make it to the Semi Finals of India Open 2018?
Predict India Open 2018 on Nostragamus now! Join challenges and compete against India's biggest badminton fans. Play and win up to ₹40,000!
Download Nostragamus for FREE and get ₹20 Joining Bonus! Click here to download app on Android.