The Korean legend Lee Hyun Il was subdued in a contest that lasted just 25 minutes in which India’s Kidambi Srikanth clinched victory 21-10, 21-5 in the final of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier in Odense on Sunday.
The 24- year- old continued his Midas touch after he had won the Indonesia Super Series Premier and the Australia Open Super Series earlier this year. This also meant Srikanth’s four super series finals is the most by any men’s singles player this year.
Before the Denmark Open Super Series, Kidambi Srikanth was one the five Indians who featured in the top-20 of BWF singles rankings. Srikanth, who was on rank eighth is likely to rise to number three (his current career best) in the world after his thumping victory. With P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal already ruling the roost, the India men have come to the party to make India a dominant force in world badminton.
It is encouraging to see the number of rising stars that Indian badminton in producing.— Darshan Bheda (@darshanbheda) October 23, 2017
Indian badminton has come a long way. You see Indian men and women in finals of top tournaments.— rajivswarup (@rajivswarup) October 22, 2017
@srikidambi congratulations Indian sports is in its golden era n badminton has been at the centre stage for some time now. Let this continue— KulkarniJairam (@Jaikulki) October 22, 2017
The Hyderabad lad now has his eyes on conquering Paris in the French Open Super Series. If his recent form is an indication, then he has a golden opportunity to become the only Indian to win four super series titles in a single year. Srikanth’s glorious rise in world badminton is a result of his hunger to win and his supreme form.
Beat World Number 1 in semifinals& Now winner. Super Series title number 5. Keeping Indian badminton flying high. Congrats Kidambi Srikanth!— ViNaY (@vinayvintu) October 23, 2017