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Sridhar champion

Bangalore: India’s national champion Anup Sridhar won his maiden international title when he clinched the 30th Yonex Hungarian Badminton Open in Budapest.

Twenty-two-year-old Sridhar, seeded fifth in the championships, beat seventh seeded Scott Evans of Ireland 15-3, 15-4 in the one-sided final lasting only 21 minutes Sunday.

The win is sure to improve the world ranking of Sridhar, who has been training and playing in Denmark, and representing the Elite Division Skaelskor in the Danish League for the last two months.

The exposure has benefited Sridhar who gets to play with top Danish playersat the International Badminton Academy in Copenhagen. He now moves to Oslo for the Norwegian Open, which starts on November 4. (PTI)

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