B Sai Praneeth wins 2016 Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton Men’s Singles title

Jul 4, 2016 15:16 IST

Canada OpenIndian shuttler B Sai Praneeth on 3 July 2016 clinched the Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton Men’s Singles title at Calgary.

Praneeth defeated Lee Hyun II of Korea 21-12, 21-10.

On the other hand, men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy also grabbed Men’s doubles title at the tournament.

Top seed doubles pair Attri and Reddy defeated Adrian Liu and Toby Ng 21-8 21-14 in a lop-sided final. The pair of Attri and Reddy is the first Indian men's doubles pair to qualify for the Rio Olympics.

Who is B Sai Praneeth?

Sai Praneeth Bhamidipati is a badminton player hailing from Hyderabad, Telangana.

He is currently ranked 33rd in the Badminton World Federation.

His highest ranking has been 31st as on 23 July 2015.

About Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton

The Canada Open in badminton is an international open held in Canada since 1957.

In 1957, the Canadian Badminton Federation decided to open the Canadian National Championships and they were combined with the Canadian Open until 1961.

In 1962, they were divided and held as separate tournaments.

Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia was the winner of 2015 Canada Open Men’s singles title.

China’s Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen won the men's doubles title at the 2015 Canada Open.

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