Little India in Singapore: It's Srikanth vs Praneeth in final

Singapore Open PV Sindhu crashes out to Marin Srikanth and Praneeth enter semis

Kidambi Srikanth takes on Sai Praneeth in an all-India Men's singles title match of 2017 Singapore Open at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

Srikanth, victor of the 2014 China Open Superseries event, defeated 20-year-old Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia 21-13 21-14 in 42 minutes in the second semifinals. "Srikanth also has big victories in his career and he deserved to be in the final", said Sai, a B Com graduate from St. Joseph's College, Himayathnagar in Hyderabad, while paying tribute to his opponent in the final.

Meanwhile in the match played later, Srikanth started the contest slowly and carefully to trail early on by 41.

"I have trained for one and a half month continuously".

It includes beating Taufik Hidayat at the Indonesian's home tournament in 2013, and he also stunned Malaysia's world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei at the All England Open past year.

In the second game, Srikanth made fantastic use of his height and raced to a 5-1 lead in no time.

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Though he missed the second game between Praneeth and Srikanth, Gopichand was certain that it would head to a decider.

Meanwhile, after suffering a loss at the Singapore Open Superseries, Kidambi Srikanth also took to social media to congratulate his opponent and state that it wasn't the result that he was hoping for.

Ginting grabbed three points to narrow the gap but Srikanth soon sped ahead at 11-6 with a towering smash.

Praneeth continued to dominate the proceedings and moved to a 20-17 lead when Srikanth made a service error. He managed to narrow the margin to 14-17.

In the Women's Singles event, Rio Olympic Silver medalist Sindhu will battle it out in the last-8 stage against Rio Olympic Gold medalist Carolina Marin of Spain. She would hope to cross the final hurdle when she faces TaI Tzu Ying again tomorrow.

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