Currently ranked as 27 in the world India’s ace shuttler H. S. Prannoy won the 2016 Swiss Open title in Basel. Interestingly previous year Shrikanth Kidambi – the top ranked Indian had won this title.
Having lost in the first round of the All England Championship, Prannoy was determined to do better in Swiss Open. He played quite tough matches in the quarter and semifinal. In the final he beat Germany’s Marc Zweibler in straight game 21 – 18, 21 – 15
Swiss Open is Grand Prix Gold event since 2011.
Here is what he said after the match
“I am ecstatic. It was a very tough week for me as the conditions were challenging. The shuttles were very fast and it was very difficult to control.”
“Both my opponents in the semis and final were hitting very hard. They were also playing really good net game.”
“I made lot of unforced errors in the semis but happy that I could somehow manage to pull out a fantastic win. Today I was confident to win the final.”
Image source: All England Championship