Singapore win turning point for my career: Praneeth

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 22 Apr 2017 08:33:14


HYDERABAD,

Apr 21,

(IANS),

B SAI Praneeth, the latest among Indian shuttlers to make their mark in the international arena by winning his maiden Super Series title, believes that this could be a turning point for his career.

He won the Singapore Open on Sunday by defeating Kadambi Srikanth, his training partner at the Gopichand Badminton Academy here, giving a big boost to his confidence and career.

The World No. 30 defeated Srikanth, ranked a place higher, 17-21, 21-17, 21-12, to win his maiden Super Series title.

“It can be turning point for my career. From now on, I will have the confidence. I know where I am and at which level I am playing,” Praneeth told IANS in an interview on his return home.

It was the first time in the history of badminton that two Indians played the final of a Super Series championship. “It was very, very long wait. There were injuries in between and my performance went down. I was waiting for one good performance and I got it now,” said Praneeth.