HS Prannoy beats Viktor Axelsen in BWF World Tour finals

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HS Prannoy beats Viktor Axelsen in BWF World Tour finals

In badminton India's HS Prannoy, on 9 December, registered a magnificent win over Olympic and world champion Viktor Axelsen in his final BWF World Tour Finals 2022 match in Bangkok. 

Important facts 

  • Prannoy prevailed 14-21, 21-17, 21-18 over Axelsen in 51 minutes. It is his second win over the Dane shuttler in seven meetings.

  • After losing the first game, Prannoy fought back to win the two games and the match in 51 minutes.

  • Seeded third in the tournament, Prannoy had lost his earlier two Group A matches. In both matches, the Indian shuttler lost after playing a three-game contest.

  • Prannoy was the lone Indian player competing at the 2022 season-ending BWF World Tour Finals - where only the top 8 players/pairs of the year take part.

About BWF World Tour

  • The BWF World Tour is a Grade 2 badminton tournament series, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). 

  • It is a competition open to the top world ranked players in singles (men's and women's) and doubles (men's, women's and mixed). 

  • The competition was announced on 19 March 2017 and came into effect starting from 2018.

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