File photo of Kidambi Srikanth. Photograph:( ANI )
After a one-sided first game, Srikanth pulled back in the second to give a tough fight to Danish badminton player.
Viktor Axelsen defeated India's Kidambi Srikanth 21-7, 22-20 on Sunday to take home the India Open 2019 men's singles title.
After a one-sided first game, Srikanth pulled back in the second game to give the Dane a tough fight. But Axelsen held on to win in straight games.
Srikanth had earlier displayed tremendous grit in the semi-final, bouncing back from a game down to beat China's Huang Yuxiang 16-21, 21-14, 21-19.
The Indian shuttler had last won the India Open in 2015, then defeating Axelsen in three games.