Praneeth downs Jonatan, wins Thailand Open title

Indian third seed Sai Praneeth Bhamidipati won the men’s singles title at the SCG Thailand Open by defeating hometown fourth seed Jonatan Christie in a close encounter in Bangkok on Sunday.

Praneeth needed one hour and 11 minutes to come from a game down to defeat Thailand's Jonatan 17-21, 21-18, 21-19.

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In the third game, it was a very tight affair with the scores tied at 19-19 before the third-seeded Praneeth edged ahead to win the match point with a powerful body smash to claim the victory and title.

The women's singles final was an all hometown affair, as top seed Ratchanok Intanon battled for one hour and 24 minutes to get the better of fourth-seeded countryman Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-18, 12-21, 21-16.

In the men's doubles final, Thai fifth seeds Berry Angriawan and Hardianto Hardianto beat German duo Raphael Beck and Peter Kaesbauer 21-16, 21-16.

The women's doubles final was dominated by Thai fifth seeds Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu who hammered countrymen Chayanit Chaladchalam and Phataimas Muenwong 21-12, 21-12 in a match lasting 45 minutes.

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