Monday , August 2 2021

Syed Modi International 2018: Indonesia's Alfian and Ardinto win men's doubles title



South East Asian shuttlers enjoyed the winning of two of the top five titles in the Super 300 Tournament in Sunday's Indian Sunday, in Sanand Modi International, 2018.

Indonesia's second seeded doubles pair of Fafar Alfian and Muhammad Ryan Ardiyan won the eighth seeded Sattvikasaraja Rankardi and Chirag Shetty 21-11, 22-20 in 38 minutes.

The Indonesians brought their fighting spirit to the defense of two points in the second match.

World number 7 is the second title of this year for the pair, who started the season with the Malaysia Masters title in January.

Syed Modi International was more proud of South East Asian players because Malaysia's Chow Mei Kuang and Lee Meng Yen won women's doubles. World number 19 mixed revenge after winning 21-15, 21-13 against Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy for the loss of Asian Asian Games.

This is the first title of this season for Malaysian affiliation. Chow Mei Kuan won the Commonwealth Games gold medal in partnership with Vivian Hu earlier.

Luck, however, did not take the route of Rinov Rivi and Bitta Haningeys Mantari in the mixed doubles final. Fourth ranked Indonesians lost 20-22, 10-21 against China's unlimited OU Zhu and Feng Zuying.

Underdogs had a power-packed display to put their hands on their first trophy of that season.

There was also a big discomfort in the women's singles category, in which three-time champion and final home player Saina Nehwal was defeated. The former top-rated shuttler started the final with many confidence but lost the road due to a lead of more than 17-12.

The 19-year-old Han United won 21-18, 21-8 in 34 minutes. This was the first major title at the senior level for the silver medal in the former World Junior Championships.

The home crowd was finally delighted in the final match, in which Sameer Verma successfully defended his male singles crown. At the age of 24, it was not easy, and he took the path of China's sixth seed Lu Guangzhou, 16-21, 21-19, 21-14 in 1 hour and 10 minutes in the back of the game.

His second Syed Modi International winner, Verma, won the award with a very famous berth next month at the end of the BJW World Tour Finals season.


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