Asian Squad Championships 2017 saw Joshna Chinappa emerging triumphant over her Indian counterpart Dipika Pallikal Dinesh. This is the biggest title that was won by Joshna in her career. She emerged better off Dipika in 1 our and 18 minutes by defeating her with a score of 13-15, 12-10, 11-13, 11-4, 11-4 which saw equal chances for the first three sets prior to the 4th and 5th set which saw Joshna stamping her supremacy making use of faults committed by Dipika.
The match was held in Express Avenue Mall, a popular mall in Royapettah,Chennai among lot of fanfare. On the other hand, in the men’s finals, Saurav Ghosal went down fighting against No.1 seed Max Lee despite Saurav enjoying the local support – from the viewers.
Lee who is ranked 17th in the world lost the first set but went on to claim the remaining 3 sets with ease claiming the victory in just over an hour. The victory came in 61 minutes. The score card read as 11-5, 4- 11, 8-11, 7-11. This is Lee’s maiden Asian title.