With two Superseries titles in the bag, Srikanth is now targeting the World Championships, to be held in Glasgow in August.
"After the Rio Olympics, I had an injury and it has taken time to recover", Okuhara said."My condition is better now". Chen made a couple of uncharacteristic errors but Srikanth's smash was in good working order as he led 17-15. Srikanth, who won his maiden Australian open title was happy with the performance against Chen Long.
Shi's every ploy was met with determination from Srikanth and it seemed the Chinese had run out of ideas.
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We are really proud of the victory of @srikidambi in the Australian Open. "It's like I wanted to hang in and play as many matches as possible", he added. "It was tough for me on Tuesday and Wednesday", he said.
At 9:45 AM today, Kidambi Srikanth will step on to the Olympic Stadium in Sydney with a chance to create badminton history - with a chance to bring a third badminton "superseries" cup to India within one year. But keeping with the trend of the game, Srikanth levelled things up at 19-all, before giving himself a game point opportunity after Long netted a return.
The second game began with a prolonged rally ended by Srikanth's powerful down-the-line smash as he took an early 4-1 lead after employing a backhand smash. He was all calm in the second game. At 16-13, Srikanth scored one victor after the other, executing his superior backhand to perefection to take a lead at 19-16. The triumph was a morale-boosting jinxbreaker forSrikanth, who had lost all his previous five encounters to Long. He, in fact, is very keen to nicknaming him as "steamroller" for reason best known to him. It not only lifted him in the BWF rankings by 11 spots and put him at the 11 position, it also helped him climb 12 places to be second in the World Superseries Destination Dubai Rankings. A STEAMROLLER deserves a Battle Tank.
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