B Sai Praneeth and Srikanth Kidambi have done the unprecedented by reaching finals of Sinapore Super Series 2017.
In the first semi-finals, B Sai Praneeth was in no mood show any mercy as he crushed his Korean opponent Lee Dong Keun in a very dominating manner 21-6 21-8 in just 38 minutes to reach his first ever Super Series finals.
At first game interval Sai had taken a huge 11-1 lead and took only 17 minutes to wrap up the game as as his opponent won only 5 points after the changeover. In the second game as well he gave no chance to his opponent, taking a 15-5 lead at a point and eventually winning 21-8.
In the second semi-finals, Kidambi Srikanth roused himself after a poor start in the first game – where he fell behind 4-10 at one stage before winning the game 21-13 – and strode into the final with a typical, aggressive performance against Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia. He won 21-13 21-14 to join Sai Praneeth in the finals.
This is the first time that both the players in a Super Series finals will be Indians. There have been 19 other times two men’s singles players of same country played Super Series finals against each other; out of which Chinese have done it 17 times, Denmark once and Indonesia once. Thus making India 4th country in the world to do so.
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