Orleans Masters: Krishna Garaga and Vishnu Panjala lost in the men’s doubles final.© Twitter
India’s Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala went down fighting in the Orleans Masters men’s doubles final, losing to England’s Ben Lane and Sean Vendy 21-19, 14-21, 19-21 in a thrilling encounter on Sunday. The Indian pair started the opening game confidently and took the lead initially, but the English duo came back strongly to reduce the deficit, taking the game deep. The Indian shuttlers, however, held their nerves to clinch the opening game 21-19.
With title on the line, the English players turned the table in the second game to open up a healthy lead and maintained it throughout, eventually winning the game 21-14, with relative ease.
Unlike the first two games, it was a neck-to-neck contest in the final game, with both teams fighting tooth and nail, not giving away easy points.
The match went right down to the wire and the English pair emerged triumphant, clinching the decider 21-19 to win men’s doubles title.
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