Suhas Yathiraj assures India a medal as he reaches the Men’s Singles SL4 final

The 38-year-old Suhas Yathiraj wins the Men’s Singles SL4 semi-final match against Indonesia’s Fredy Setiawan in two straight games at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020

Badminton’s debut in the Paralympic Games at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics so far has been amazing for India as another Indian shuttler advances into a final – as earlier today Pramod Bhagat booked a spot in Men’s Singles SL3 Final, Suhas Yathiraj does the same in the Men’s Singles SL4 event.

In the Semi-final match, Suhas Yathiraj defeated Fredy Setiawan of Indonesia with a scoreline of 21-9, 21-15 comfortably to qualify for the final. The match between the two lasted for 31 minutes and was played at Court 3 of the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo.

For the Indian, Suhas Yathiraj who is also an IAS officer and at the present is serving as a District Magistrate of Noida will play for the Men’s Singles SL3 Final on 5th September 2021 i.e., Tomorrow against the top-seed from France Lucas Mazur.

Meanwhile, Lucas Mazur got past his semi-final opponent Tarun from India. Tarun gave him a tough fight as the match went into a decider. But it was Lucas Mazur who emerged victorious with a 2-1 lead as the final score read 21-16, 16-21, 21-18 in favor of the French shuttler.

However, Yathiraj and Mazur have earlier played against each other in the Men’s Singles SL4 group play stage as both were placed in Group A. But it was France’s Lucas Mazur who got the better of Suhas Yathiraj, winning in two straight games. Well, it will be interesting to see how the Men’s Singles SL4 Final turns out to be.

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