Prannoy defeats Kashyap to win US Open Grand Prix Gold

H. S. Prannoy beat Parupalli Kashyap 21-15, 20-22, 21-12 in an all-India final to clinch his third Grand Prix Gold title.

H.S. Prannoy prevailed in a tough three-game battle against Parupalli Kashyap.   -  AP

H. S. Prannoy defeated compatriot Parupalli Kashyap to clinch the US Open Grand Prix Gold title on Monday. It's his third Grand Prix Gold win.

Prannoy beat Kashyap 21-15, 20-22, 21-12 in an all-India final.

A stunning comeback, after trailing 1-6, was required for Prannoy to win the first game.

Kashyap played a solid second game, not allowing Prannoy the lead. Whenever Prannoy levelled the score, Kashyap pulled away. From 18-20, Prannoy saved two game points. But Kashyap held his nerves to win it 22-20.

Errors from Kashyap in the decider saw Prannoy win the game quite easily.

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