India Open 2019 final: As it happened

Kidambi Srikanth lost 7-21, 20-22 to Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the final of the India Open 2019.

Kidambi Srikanth will face Viktor Axelsen in the India Open finals.   -  AFP

Highlights of the final day of the India Open 2019.

4:48pm: Viktor Axelsen beats Kidambi Srikanth in straight games 21-7, 22-20 to lift the men's singles title. Srikanth did fight for a comeback in the second game but not enough.

4:46pm: Srikanth wins two successive points to make it 19-17.

4:43pm: The second game looks like going down the wire with both players no more giving an inch.

4:41pm: A long rally and Axelsen plays into the net and the scorer are 12-12. This is the right time for Srikanth to step up the ante.

4:37pm: Axelsen makes it 11-9 at the interval with a big smash. Do we think Srikanth has a chance from here?

4:32pm: Still not able to bring out his top game but giving his best to stay in the hunt. Axelsen leads 8-5 in the second.

4:27pm: As expected, Srikanth concedes the first game 7-21.

4:24: After the interval, Srikanth has not won a single point with Axelsen leading 18-7. Not looking good.

4:20pm: At the break of the first game, Axelsen leads 11-7. Too many errors on the part of Srikanth.

4:18pm: A jittery start by Srikanth as the Indian shuttler playing the shuttle into the net on couple of occasions. Still time in the game for him to get back, with Axelsen now leading 9-6.

4:09pm: The match we had been waiting for is about to start as Srikanth and Axelsen take the court. In terms of head-to-head record with Axelsen having won four and Srikanth three.

4:00pm: Ratchanok Intanon beats He Bingjiao 21-15, 21-14 to win the women's singles title. Bingjiao never made a comeback after she conceded the lead in the first game. Top stuff and great display of skills by Intanon.

3:49pm: Intanon makes it 14-9 as Bingjiao continues playing long.

3:45pm: Intanon continues with the momentum and holds a 11-5 lead at the break of the second game.

3:39pm: Intanon has shot into an early lead in the second game, lot of unenforced errors from Bingjiao.

3:32pm: Brilliant display of badminton and more importantly sticking to a strategy by Intanon. She takes the first game 21-15 after trailing for most part of the game.

3:28: Intanon's patience and persistence pays off as she makes it 14-14 by hitting a smash to the right of Bingjiao.

3:20pm: Intanon has adopted a strategy of engaging Bingjiao in long rallies and pushing her back to the court. At the break of the first game, Bingjiao is holding a slender 11-9 lead.

3:09pm: The match should get underway anytime soon with both players warming up.

3:05pm: Coming up next is the women's singles where Ratchanok Intanon takes on He Bingjiao in the final. Bingjiao enjoys a supremacy over Intanon in the head-to-head battle, having won all the four matches. Can Intanon pull one back?

1:55pm The top seed Chinese pair of Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping win the mixed doubles title, defeating Indonesia's Praveen Jordan and Melati Oktavianti in straight games. 21-13, 21-11.

Kidambi Srikanth is the only Indian in the fray to win a title at the Indian Open today as he takes on second seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the men's singles finals.

Here's the schedule for the other finals. Srikanth's will play after the women's singles final.

Mixed Doubles final: Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping vs Praveen Jordan/Melati Oktavianti

Women's Doubles final: Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu vs Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean

Women's Singles final: Ratchanok Intanon vs He Bingjiao

Men's Singles final: Kidambi Srikanth vs Viktor Axelsen

Men's Doubles final: Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin vs Ricky Karadasuwardi/Angga Pratama