Singapore shuttler Loh Kean Yew’s first tournament following his world title ended up in defeat to India’s Lakhsya Sen at the India Open.
In the men’s singles final on , Loh was beaten to the singles title by 22-24, 17-21 in less than an hour.
However, Loh still walked away with $20,490 for his effort in making the final of the tournament.
Culture, Community and Youth Minister Edwin Tong still called Loh’s run to the final a “fantastic run” in a Facebook post.
Loh is currently ranked 15th in the world.
While it was not too happy an outing for Loh, Singapore’s Terry Hee and Tan Wei Han picked up the winners title in the mixed doubles event at the same tournament.
Ranked 182 in the world, the couple beat Malaysia’s 40th ranked pair of Chen Tang Jie and Peck Yen Wei 21-15, 21-18.