Priyanshu Rajawat wins Orleans Masters 2023

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  • India’s Priyanshu Rajawat has created history as he won the final of the Orleans Masters 2023, after beating Denmark’s Magnus Johannesen 21-15, 19-21, 21-16.
  • This is Rajawat’s first BWF Super 300 title, where he also beat the top seed in the competition, Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto.
  • Throughout the tournament, he beat all players ranked above him — Kiran George in the first round, Nishimoto in the second, Chi Yu Jen in the quarters and Nhat Nguyen in the semis.
  • Interestingly this happens to be the first singles title for any Indian this year, while PV Sindhu made it to the finals of the Madrid Open last week. 
  • Priyanshu Rajawat has four BWF International Challenge/Series titles to his credit, while finishing runner-up in the 2022 Odisha Open, a BWF Super 100 event. 
  • Orleans Masters 2022 tournament was held from 29 March – 03 April 2022 in France. Mithun Manjunath of India was the runner-up.

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