Shlok-Arjun win Apex Elite title at Abu Dhabi

A week after bagging the 26th Iran Fajr International Challenge title, Shlok and Arjun notched up a 23-21, 21-18 win over Denmark’s Rasmus Fladberg and Christian Lind Thomsen in the summit clash to bag the ISC Apex Elite Championship title on Sunday.

Young doubles pair of Shlok Ramchandran and M.R. Arjun clinched back-to-back titles at the 40th ISC Apex Elite Championship with a straight-game win in the final at Abu Dhabi.

A week after bagging the 26th Iran Fajr International Challenge title at Tehran last Sunday, Shlok and Arjun notched up a 23-21, 21-18 win over Denmark’s Rasmus Fladberg and Christian Lind Thomsen in the summit clash to bag the title on Sunday.

The world No. 54 Indian combination had beaten two Indonesian pairs — Angger Sudrajad and Afiat Wirawan and Rafiddias Nugroho and Rian Syaoqi — in the quarterfinal and semifinal to reach the final.

The only loss they suffered in the tournament was at the Group D stage against compatriots Nandagopal Kidambi and Rupesh Kumar in the opening tie.