Sai Praneeth beats Lee Hyun II 21-12 21-10 in Canada badminton Open Final 2016: Live match updates
We are about to get underway in this final,
Sai to serve.
Seems like a long opening game.
Sai wins it. 1-0
Good start for Sai. leads 2-1
Fine start for the Indian in the final. Leads 5-2
Sai leads Lee 7-2
At the interval in the opening game Sai leads Lee 11-3
What a superb performance this has been so far from the Indian.
10 game point opportunities.
Lee saves one.
The opening game in the final goes to Sai Praneeth. 21-12
Can the Indian continue his surge and clinch this final in straight games?
Sai ahead in the second game. 2-0,
What a one-sided final this is proving to be. Sai leads 5-0 in the second game
Good surge of points for Lee
At the interval in the second game, Sai leads Lee 11-5
14-6 in favour of Sai
Sai now 5 points away from a win. Leads 16-8
Thats it. Sai beats lee 21-12 21-10 to win the 2016 Canada Grand Prix Gold.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the 2016 Canada Open Men’s Singles final involving Sai Praneeth from India and Lee Hyun II of Korea to be played at the Sports Centre in Calgary in Canada,
Sai will be the first of the two Indian representations in the final, the other being the Men’s Doubles pairing of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy, who will face the home pairing of Adrian Liu and Toby Ng.
Our focus first will be on the Men’s Singles final between two players who had contrasting wins in their respective semifinals.The Indian had to battle his way against Brice Leverdez, beating him in three games to make into the final while Lee, on the other hand, cruised his way into the last two stage of the competition, beating top seed Ajay Jayaram with great comfort to book a ticket for Sunday’s final. You can catch all the Live action here.
This will be Sai’s first final of the year,while his opponent, a good 12 years elder to him, will be featuring in his second final,having played at the Thailand Masters in February earlier this year, and won against Hu Yun of China in straight games in just under an hour.
These two have met just once in the past and that meeting happened at the Malaysia Open, where the Korean got the better of the Indian in straight games. Can the Indian pull one back of his own against his Korean opponent? Only time will tell.