Ginting fend off Praneeth

Anthony Ginting (INA)[2] beat Sai Praneeth B (IND) 25-23, 21-9

Their’s was a final’s worthy opening game, filled with elevation and regular adjustment to new tactics by the other.

Praneeth would leap to cut off shuttles rather than smash them, knowing this was the best way to steal time from Ginting’s fast reactions. He also lifted slightly too high for the Indonesian to jump and cut them off himself.

Had it not been for Ginting adjusting to the challenge and also daring to play back net shots with a net reply, Praneeth would have been one game ahead. Ginting took the match in straight games before Praneeth could find his second wind.