Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Srikanth overcomes Long odds at Sydney

Srikanth overcomes Long odds at Sydney

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth stayed committed in his dominating run to clinch the Australian Open Super Series men's singles final in Sydney. With this win, he became the sixth player in the world and the first Indian male badminton player to play in three consecutive Super Series finals.

Both Prannoy and Srikanth entered the finals at the Singapore open, which was won by Prannoy, while Srikanth knocked out Prannoy in the quarter finals of the ongoing Australian Open.

Kidambi Srikanth clinched his fourth Super series title after winning the Australian Open super series tournament here today.

Srikanth Kidambi of India returns a shot against Son Wanho of South Korea during their men's singles semi-final match at the Indonesia Open badminton tournament in Jakarta on June 17, 2017. I went there to play and enjoy myself.

"I missed six-seven tournaments a year ago, I just want to play as many games as possible". This is the first time Srikanth has been able to beat Long.

Ace badminton player Kidambi Srikanth has swiftly exploded on the global stage.

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"He only reached the semifinals of a junior national, and only won in doubles", said Srikanth's brother K Nandagopal.

With the World Championship scheduled to be held in August later this year, the champion shuttler is now headed for a short break to fine-tune his game. "It's like I wanted to hang in and play as many matches as possible", he added.

With Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the well-wishers, congratulations poured in for star shuttler on his title triumph. 2nd Super Series title after the Indonesia Open. Beating the reigning Olympic champion is always hard.

"After the Rio Olympics I had an injury and was a bit nervous".

Srikanth took an early 5-3 lead before he capitalized on Long's sluggish defence to lead 11-9 at the mid-game interval of the opening game.

Srikanth has been in aggressive form last fortnight snapping at opponents with his rushes to the net and whipping smashes but was acutely aware of Long's ability to find a toehold from a clutch of winners. Take a bow, Srikanth!' To know more, visit Nostragamus.inKidambi Srikanth or Chen Long?

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