“Overall fourth Indian, and the second male from India, to win a Superseries Title.”
10 August 1992
Palakol, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
173 cm / 5′ 8″
70 kg / 154 lb
Highest Ranking (Men’s singles)
15 (08 June 2017)
Current Ranking (Men’s singles)
16 (03 November 2017)
B Sai Praneeth Family and Education
Pullela Gopichand, Mulyo Handoyo
Highlights From B Sai Praneeth’s Career
The right-handed B Sai Praneeth’s career is well known from stunning some badminton legends which were on the top in the ranking than him, whether it would be the year, 2003 when at All England Champion, he beat Muhammad Hafiz Hashim of Malaysia at the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold tournament in the first round.
Or it could be the memorable winnings in the year 2013 for B Sai Praneeth, when he stunned the world by sending back Taufik Hidayat unexpectedly early at his home ground in his own court, in front of his rival’s home ground, and ruined his farewell from an amazing and memorable career as a professional badminton player.
He defeated Taufik Hidayat in the first round match of Djarum Indonesia Open 2013 by 2-1 games with the final score being 15-21, 21-12, 21-17.
Barely a few days later on 19 June 2013, he again upstaged a much higher ranked player. This time, it was world number four Hu Yun of Hong Kong in the Singapore Super Series.
Sai Praneeth I think got a habit to defeat high ranked players than him. This time, it was the turn of Lee Chong Wei (2nd) of Malaysia to taste a defeat from this young champ. It was the first round match at All England Super Series Premier 2016, he took only two sets to finish Lee’s challenge with the score of 24-22, 22-20.
While in July 2016, at Canada Open Grand Prix in the men’s singles category. B Sai Praneeth won his maiden Grand Prix trophy by defeating Lee Hyun-il of South Korea with the score, 21-12, 21-10.
In 2017, he won the Singapore Open Super Series after beating his compatriot Srikanth Kidambi in a must-win game, and became the fourth Indian to claim a superseries title after Saina Nehwal, Srikanth Kidambi and P.V.Sindhu.
Achievements and Awards
BWF World Junior Championships, Guadalajara, Mexico 2010 – Bronze (Opponent – Viktor Axelsen, Denmark)