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Orleans Masters Highlights: Priyanshu Rajawat crowned Men’s Singles champion at Orleans Masters 2023, defeats Magnus Johannesen in straight games in final – Watch Highlights

Orleans Masters Highlights: Priyanshu Rajawat crowned Men’s Singles champion at Orleans Masters 2023, defeats Magnus Johannesen in straight games in final – Watch Highlights

Orleans Masters Highlights: Rajawat defeats Johannesen – Priyanshu Rajawat has created history by lifting the Men’s Singles title at the Orleans Masters 2023. The 21-year old defeated Denmark’s Magnus Johannesen 21-15, 19-21, 21-16 in the final on Sunday, 9th April 2023. With the win, he became the first Indian to lift the title at the […]

Orleans Masters Highlights: Rajawat defeats Johannesen – Priyanshu Rajawat has created history by lifting the Men’s Singles title at the Orleans Masters 2023. The 21-year old defeated Denmark’s Magnus Johannesen 21-15, 19-21, 21-16 in the final on Sunday, 9th April 2023. With the win, he became the first Indian to lift the title at the Orleans Masters. Follow Orleans Masters 2023 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

Orleans Masters Highlights: Priyanshu Rajawat crowned Men’s Singles champion at Orleans Masters 2023, defeats Magnus Johannesen in straight games in final – Watch Highlights

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Priyanshu Rajawat started the contest with two successive points. But he soon conceded the early lead to Johannesen, who went ahead with a 5-2 lead. Rajawat foufght back and levelled the scores 5-5. Neck-to-neck battle between the players ensued and leading 9-8, Rajawat hit a backhand winner from close to the net to extend his lead. He soon clinched another point to enter the interval with the scores at 11-8.

Rajawat continued to outplay his opponent in the second half. He dominated with his attacking shots and went ahead with a 16-11 lead. Johannesen had no chance of making a comeback as the Indian won the first game 21-15.

In the second game, both the players fought tooth and nail. Johannesen managed to eke out a 6-4 lead early in the game. Rajawat made errors helping his opponent enter the interval with a 11-8 lead. After the interval, errors continued from Rajawat’s end as Johannesen took a 14-9 lead.

Orleans Masters Highlights: Priyanshu Rajawat crowned Men's Singles champion at Orleans Masters 2023, defeats Magnus Johannesen in straight games in final - Watch Highlights
Orleans Masters Highlights: Priyanshu Rajawat crowned Men’s Singles champion at Orleans Masters 2023, defeats Magnus Johannesen in straight games in final – Watch Highlights

Rajawat however soon put pressure on his opponent and managed to level the scores 14-14. Another neck-to-neck battle followed. At 17-17, Rajawat made three successive errors and let his opponent get to the game point. Johannesen soon took the match into the decider by winning the second game 21-19.

In the decider, Rajawat came back with a 5-0 lead early. But Johannesen this time didn’t let the Indian run away with a big lead and levelled 9-9. Rajawat however maintained control and with two back-to-back points entered the interval with a lead.

In the second-half of the game, Rajawat started off with three straight points. Under-pressure Johannesen lost his way in the final stages as Rajawat gradually took a big 18-12 lead to inch closer to victory. He quickly got to the match point after Johannesen managed only to return a shot from him at the net.

Leading 20-13, the Indian helped his opponent save three match points as he hit successive wide shots. Rajawat finally got the winner with a cross-court smash and sealed the win.

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