While Sharath had to toil from the brink of defeat, Shamini won more comfortably. World No. 40 Sharath was down 3-2 and down 9-7 in the 5th game when Soumyadeep Roy (ranked 245) gave away 4 points playing erratically. Sharath played solidly in the decider to seal the deal.
This was Sharath's 5th straight National title, which is a record. On the other hand, the cool and calm Shamini won her 2nd title.