Kidambi Srikanth joins the big league after Australian Open glory

Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated fourth seed Shi Yuqi of China to reach the final of the Australia Open Superseries badminton tournament here on Saturday. He became the second Indian to win Australian Open Series after Saina Nehwal, and the first Indian male to win this championship. He was the fifth player in the world to contest three consecutive Super Series finals. "He has not only made the whole country proud once again but has etched his name among the best and no word would enough to praise Srikanth", Sarma said.

Srikanth was locked in tough battle in the opening game but managed to edge past Praneeth.

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Kidambi Srikanth has held his never eve though Chen Long threatened to run away with the advantage having secured a two-point lead, winning four points in a row, moving to 19-17. What followed thereafter was a series of cautious shots as Srikanth attempted to tire Chen, moving him all across the court to lead 5-3. His performance has been consistent", he says."The past three weeks have been good for badminton overall.

Anand Mahindra who tweeted just after Srikanth's win and named him "STEAMROLLER SRIKANTH" did not seem happy about the prize as well.

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Kidambi Srikanth and Chen Long have faced each other on six occasions and this was Indian shuttler's first win over his counterpart. 2nd Super Series title after the Indonesia Open.

Gopichand believes that the consistent results produced by the Men's singles shuttlers will inspire the rest of the team and will augur well for Indian badminton.

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Chen did well to stay within touching distance of Srikanth and led him 14-12 after the changeover as he made a concerted effort to be more aggressive. Srikanth did not let the lead slip from that point, raising his game by quite a few notches against an increasingly faltering Long.

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