The 2019 India Open was the eighth tournament of the 2019 BWF World Tour and which had been held since 2008 and has now come to an end.
Viktor Axelsen eased past Kidmabi Srikanth to clinch the India Open 2019 men’s singles title in New Delhi on Sunday. The Dane looked the better player out of the two from the onset as he defeated the Indian 21-7, 22-20 to win his third title of the season. Axelsen was also the finalist in the All England Open 2019. In the women’s singles
Srikanth failed to engage his rival in rallies with Axelsen punishing any weak return. The Indian’s backhand was particularly weak and he lost a lot of points there. Axelsen eventually took the opening game when Srikanth went long.
Finals in the mixed doubles
In the final match that took place at KD Jadhav Indoor Hall, New Delhi, India, Sunday (31/4/2019), Praveen / Melati was defeated by China’s first seeded pair, Wang Yilyu / Huang Dongping, with a score of 13-21,
Impressive performance in the
Ratchanok has been in impressive form this season, reaching the finals three times including the Malaysian Masters which she won (beating Carolina Marin in two games) in January and the German Open (losing to Akane Yamaguchi in three games) earlier this month. Ratchanok is known for her relaxed hitting motion and light footwork which has been described as ‘balletic’ which became too much for Bingjiao in the
Ratchanok managed to easily win against the world number 7 Bingjiao victory with 21/ 15-21 / 14.
A quickie in the
Wang Chi Lin of Chinese Taipei reached his first major final back in early 2015, on his 20th birthday, at the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold. His first title came 2 years later and by last week, he had collected 6 men’s doubles titles at the Grand Prix Gold/Super 300 level and one Super 100, and he also threw in a
But this time, he was playing in his first Super 500 final and was there with a new partner. Lee Yang had already tasted success at the Superseries level in the 2017 French Open.
Unfortunately for the Indonesians, who won their last major titles together in 2015, were able to put up only slightly more fight against Lee and Wang than their semi-final opponents had against them on Saturday. Both matches were done in less than half an hour but this time, the Indonesians were on the losing end as Lee and Wang claimed their third title in six outings
The second match of the afternoon also featured an Indonesian finalist from the 2018 edition. But for women’s doubles top seeds Greysia Polii / Apriyani Rahayu, they were more than happy to duplicate their result from last year. After dominating their first game against Chow Mei Kuan / Lee Meng Yean, they were put to the test in the second by the Malaysians before pulling it out 25-23 to seal the title.
|Men’s Singles||Shi Yuqi|
|Women’s Singles||Zhang Beiwen|
|Men’s Doubles|| Marcus Fernaldi Gideon|
Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
|Women’s Doubles|| Greysia Polii|
|Mixed Doubles|| Mathias Christiansen|