Loh Kean Yew Breaks the "Curse" to Win World Badminton Championship at Spain Masters 2024

Conor Hudson

Wed Apr 03 2024

Loh Kean Yew
Spain Masters 2024
BWF World Tour
Toma Junior Popov

In a thrilling showdown at the Spain Masters 2024, Singaporean badminton player Loh Kean Yew ended his title drought by defeating French opponent Toma Junior Popov in a hard-fought final. This victory marked Loh Kean Yew's first championship win since the 2021 World Championships, showcasing his resilience and determination on the court.

The final match saw Loh Kean Yew dominate the first set with a commanding lead, displaying his prowess early on in the game. However, Toma Junior Popov fought back in the second set, taking the lead and forcing a deciding third set. The momentum shifted back and forth as both players battled fiercely for the championship title.

Despite a strong comeback from Popov in the final set, Loh Kean Yew managed to maintain his composure and composure, ultimately securing the victory and breaking the curse that had kept him from winning a title for over two years. This triumph marked Loh Kean Yew's third BWF World Tour title, adding to his previous victories at the Thai Masters in 2019 and the Hylo Open in 2021.

This win was particularly significant as it showcased Loh Kean Yew's ability to overcome challenges and emerge victorious against tough opponents. With a history of success against Popov, Loh Kean Yew's determination and skill on the court were on full display as he claimed the Spain Masters 2024 title in a hard-fought battle.

Loh Kean Yew's victory at the Spain Masters 2024 not only broke his championship drought but also solidified his status as a formidable force in the world of badminton. With this win, he proved that he is a resilient and talented player capable of overcoming obstacles to emerge victorious on the international stage.