‘This win is a much-needed boost ahead of World Championship,’ says Indonesia Open winner Kidambi Srikanth
India ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Sunday said the Indonesia Super Series Premier triumph is a much-needed boost for him ahead of the World Championship. Srikanth cliched his third Super Series title (two Super Series Premier and one Super Series) after laying claim to the $1,000,000 Indonesia Super Series Premier men’s singles crown with a straight-game victory over Japanese Kazumasa Sakai in the final on Sunday.
“I think it was a fantastic game for me. I started off really well in the first game but he was playing well in the second game, leading 11-6 at the break and fighting it out. But overall, I think my game was going great, my attack was going well for me,” Srikanth said. “It is a much needed win for me. After losing the finals at Singapore Open, to reach another final here was a good thing for me. It has been a while since I won a super series tournament,” he added.
World No. 22 Srikanth, who had reached the finals at Singapore Open in April, outclassed Sakai, ranked 47th, 21-11 21-19 in just 37 minutes to take home a cheque of $75,000. The 24-year-old hopes more success would come his way as he …read more