Prannoy wins Malaysia Masters title, breaks jinx

Updated: May 28 2023 6:42PM

Kuala Lumpur, May 28 (PTI) Star Indian shuttler HS Prannoy ended a six-year long title drought with a three-game win over China's Weng Hong Yang in a pulsating men's singles finals at the Malaysia Masters Super 500 tournament here on Sunday.

The 30-year-old Indian showed great composure and resolve during a 94-minute battle to notch a 21-19 13-21 21-18 victory against China's world number 34 Weng Hong Yang, a 2022 Asian Championships bronze medallist.

The win helped him to claim his maiden BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Tour title and also the first singles crown of the year for India.