Kidambi Srikanth wins Australia Open Super Series

The world no.11 Srikanth won 22-20 21-16 in a 45-minute clash against the world no.6 Chinese, who is also a two-time All England champion.

Victory continued the impressive form of Kidambi, the runner-up at the Singapore Open in April and victor at last week's Indonesia Open.

Srikanth had beaten him at the quarterfinals of the Singapore Open in April.

However, Srikanth, the former world number three, made a strong comeback to take the first game 22-20 and have an early advantage in the all-important final. In a totally contrasting game, Srikanth played long rallies. (If it is Chen Long) I've played him four or five times.

"I was not thinking of winning or losing", he said after securing his second consecutive BWF World Superseries crown.




Kidambi Srikanth on Sunday made sure that his name will be taken in the same breath with the likes of Saina and Sindhu, overcoming a major roadblock in his career path.

However, the World No. 11 took 11-9 lead at the short break in Game 2 before completely dominating the second half and taking an incredible 21-16 win to wrap-up the contest.

"I wanted to send good news to my home town", she said. The Chinese tried to get back but it was too late as the Indian lifted his fourth SS title and first in Australia.

In the first game, the 24-year-old Srikanth played a ideal net game which troubled Long. Well, of course, the Indian players have now achieved something that everyone was waiting for. In response to Long's mid-court domination, Srikanth played two flat smashes to show he was still very much in the game. But the beginning of the first game had little to differentiate between the duo as Srikanth and Yuqi matched each other point to point and levelled the game at 5-5.

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