15 July :- Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu lost in straight games to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the final of the $ 350,000 Thailand Open World Tour Super 500 Badminton Tournament.
Sindhu struggled to achieve the rhythm in the entire match. Okuhara maintained his dominance from the start and finally won 21-15, 21-18 in 50 minutes.
With this victory, Okhara’s record of victory and defeat against Sindhu has been 6-5. Earlier this year, both of them had competed in the all-England badminton championship in which Indian players were successful in winning.
Okuhara troubles Sindhu with speed and brute force throughout the match; wins the second game and the match (21-15, 21-18) against the Indian shuttler in the #ThailandOpen2018 final. pic.twitter.com/d4KA7ewYuf
— The Bridge (@TheBridge_IN) July 15, 2018
In the first game, Sindhu opened the account, but soon after, Okhara also scored the score with the score. After this, the Japanese player started picking up the points and with four point lead, Sindhu was pushed back by 6-2.
Sindhu tried to match Okuhara, but the Japanese player did not give him a chance to go ahead and win the first game 21-15.
In the second game, Sindhu gave Okhahara a good fight. At one point, both of them got equal to 9-9. After this, the score of both of them continued back and forth. Finally, both of them equalized 18-18.
Okuhara took advantage of the fall of Indus slightly, and won two points and won the Thailand Open title by winning the second game 21-18.
The 10 matches played so far between the two were equal to 5-5, but Okhara made the lead with a 6-5 lead as he won the 11th match.