The next generation Indian badminton player Siddharth Pratap Singh won his first international title, bagging the Swedish Open Junior International Series with a straight-game victory over Mads Christophersen of Denmark. 19-year old Siddharth defeated Christophersen 21-15, 21-11 in a 33-minute match.
In the opening match of the tournament, the Raipur lad defeated Patrick Bjerregaard of Denmark 21-23, 23-21, 21-15. He then won against world No 104 Sergey Sirant 21-15, 21-9 in the second round. In the next rounds he defeated Sweden’s Felix Burestedt and Indonesia’s Hermansah in straight games.
Siddharth will next play in the Iceland International at Reykjavik from January 25 to 28.