Mithun Manjunath loses to local favorite Tom Junior Popov in finalist – Reuters.

The excellent performance of Indian passenger Mithun Manjunath at the Orleans Masters tournament ended in a direct defeat to local favorite Tomai Popov at the top of the Super 100 tournament here. The 23-year-old Manjunath lost to the world’s 32nd rocket and fourth-place France in 50 minutes late Sunday night at 21:11 21:19. For Majunath, this was the first Super 100 final. It is a product of the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy.


The dish, which was not included in the ranking, was impressive throughout the tournament, surprising Denmark’s Hans-Christian Solberg Vittinghus in 22nd place in the quarterfinals.

The 79th World Rocket won four all-India rankings, including the All-India Senior Badminton Tournament in December last year.

The Bengaluru rider was highly regarded in his youth and also had one or two strange performances on the track, such as reaching the quarter-finals in 2018. Check Open and the semi-finals of the Vietnam Open and Russian Open 2018 in a row.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he decided to work hard to improve his form, which helped him stay longer in the rallies and beat his opponents in a three-game match.

He made it to the semi-finals of the Infosys India International Foundation in October last year.

He was one of the players to withdraw from the India Open Super 500 before the second round match against India’s HS Prannoy after the COVID-19 test was confirmed.

However, he returned strongly and reached the last four in Lucknow, and in January in Odish.

He also belonged to an Indian team that participated in the Asian Team Badminton Championships in Malaysia.

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