Kidambi Srikanth came out with a flawless performance to win 21-10, 21-5 against Korean veteran Lee Hyun I in the Denmark Open final at Odense. With this win, Srikanth clinched his third Super Series title in 2017. He is only the sixth player in badminton history to reach four men’s singles Super Series finals. He is also the second Indian after Saina Nehwal to win three Super Series titles in a year.
Srikanth secured a four-point lead at 9-5 within 5 minutes in the first game. He hit the lines consistently and got some easy points. In the second game Srikanth went into the break with a 10-point lead at 11-1. He lost that one point by his own mistake when he served the shuttle into the net. Thereafter, he eased to victory with a huge margin.
Delighted with his victory Srikanth said that he did not expect such an easy final.He posted in his social media page, “A very good end to the Denmark Open and very happy with my performance today. Big thanks to everyone who’ve been supporting me throughout the week.”
Srikanth will next play in Paris for the French Open Super Series. But the Indian, who won back-to-back titles in two consecutive weeks, said that it will not be easy for him to repeat the performance in Paris. “I am not really thinking of winning in Paris now. It’s really tough after winning a title, following tournaments are very tough.