Viktor Axelsen, right, won the men's title in New Delhi ©Getty Images

Denmark's Viktor Axelsen crushed home hopes in the final of the men’s singles at the Badminton World Federation India Open by beating Srikanth Kidambi in New Delhi.

The meeting of the tournament's second and third seeds had been expected to provide a close contest at the K. D. Jadhav Indoor Hall.

Axelsen, the 2017 world champion and Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist, justified his status as the pre-match favourite early on.

He dominated and took the opener 21-7.

A closer second game followed as Kidambi sought to repeat his semi-final performance, where he battled back from behind to win.

Axelsen prevented a repeat, though, wrapping up a 21-7, 22-20 victory at the BWF Super 500 competition.

Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon claimed her third women’s singles title, overcoming China’s He Bingjiao.

Intanon, the 2013 and 2016 winner, secured a 21-15, 21-14 win.

Ratchanok Intanon won the women's event for the third time in her career ©Getty Images
Ratchanok Intanon won the women's event for the third time in her career ©Getty Images

Chinese Taipei’s Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin emerged the winners of the men’s doubles.

They clinched a 21-14, 21-14 win over Indonesia’s Ricky Karanda Suwardi and Angga Pratama.

Indonesia celebrated success in the women’s event as top seeds Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu took victory.

They were 21-11, 25-23 winners against Malaysia’s Chow Mei Kuan and Lee Meng Yean.

The mixed doubles title was secured by Wang Yilü and Huang Dongping of China.

The top seeded pairing won 21-13, 21-11 against Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti of Indonesia.