World number one Viktor Axelsen cruised to a seventh title this year after the Dane captured the BWF World Tour Finals title with a straightforward 21-12, 21-8 success over Kunvalut Vitidsarn in the men’s singles final on Sunday.
Axelsen, who came into this match as hot favourite to beat the three-time world junior champion, produced another powerful performance for the 43-minute success.
He now heads into the upcoming World Championships (December 12-19) in Spain as hot favourite to land an eighth title and complete a remarkable season.
Besides winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics, Axelsen also won both the two Thailand Open tournaments, the Swiss Open, Denmark Open and Indonesia Open.
He also finished runner-up at the 2020 World Tour Finals and the All-England earlier this year.
South Korea’s An Se-young, meanwhile, clinched the women’s singles title with a dominant 21-16, 21-12 victory over India’s P.V.Sindhu.
Her victory meant the 19-year-old won three back-to-back titles in Bali.
“I was listening to my coach who was telling me to attack my opponent on court. I felt like I attacked the match with my style today,” An, who is coached by Malaysian Wong Tat Meng, told the Badminton World Federation.
An’s national team-mates emulated her feat in the women’s doubles as Kim Soyeong-Kong Hee-yong easily overcame Japan’s Nami Matsuyama-Chiharu Shida 21-14, 21-14.
In the mixed doubles, Thai pair Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai were also imperious in their 21-19, 21-11 victory over Yuta Watanabe-Arisa Higashino.
In the men’s doubles, Takuro Hoki-Yuga Kobayashi battled for an hour before beating Marcus Fernaldi Gideon-Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo 21-16, 13-21, 21-17 in the only final that went to three games.