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Kidambi Srikanth on a roll, beats Olympic champion Chen Long to take Australian Open Super Series title

KIDAMBI SRIKANTH wasn't set apart out for accomplishment as an under-19 badminton player — he never won a national singles title as a lesser. Five years on, the 24-year-old from Guntur, living in Hyderabad now, will be the most stamped man at August's badminton big showdowns subsequent to achieving three Super Series finals, and winning two: the most youthful Super Series in Australia and the most mainstream one in Indonesia. 

On Sunday, when Srikanth beat Olympic and World Champion Chen Long 22-20, 21-16 to lift the Sydney crown, he impelled himself into turning into a genuine contender for the Glasgow Worlds, even as he stashed near Rs 1 crore in prize cash and honors in two weeks. 

Srikanth as of now had the home Super Series title in 2015, and a crown in China — truth be told, he appeared as champion in the superpower's patio beating the diversion's most prominent, Lin Dan. A week ago, with the Indonesia Premier Super Series, he had prevailed upon the amusement's most requesting fans, as he overwhelmed current World No 1 Son Wan Ho in consecutive weeks. 

In any case, beating Chen Long in a competition last drives Srikanth into badminton's stratosphere. A month ago this day, he was simply one more warrior shaking at World No 24, and just India's fourth best. In only a month and a half, he has been the greatest mover in world rankings, rising 11 puts a week ago, and set to recapture his main 5 status after this triumph. 

June was scribbled as Saina Nehwal's month in Indian badminton after she made three consecutive finals in 2010. Be that as it may, June 2017 messengers the rise of Indian men's singles players, with Srikanth and partner H S Prannoy representing Olympic champ Chen Long in progressive weeks. 

Srikanth's guts will be genuinely tried over the biggies — All England crown, World Championships and Asian Games — however to the extent scalps go, he has ended up being a world-blender in the shape of Prakash Padukone and P Gopichand. Srikanth, however, now has four Super Series titles. 

"I would prefer not to analyze my China and Australia titles, however this will rank as one of the greatest of my vocation. Beating the ruling Olympic champion is constantly troublesome. That joined with consecutive titles makes it noteworthy," Srikanth disclosed to The Indian Express. 

Sunday in Sydney had a place completely with the assaulting Indian against the Chinese. In spite of the fact that Long admitted to affliction an episode of gastroenteritis and the runs and not being fit as a fiddle, he had done alright to make the finals. "Since I made the last I needed to keep on playing and I could. My adversary was forceful and got sure after he won the main amusement," Long told the BWF after the misfortune. 

Srikanth has been in forceful frame last fortnight snapping at rivals with his hurries to the net and whipping crushes however was intensely mindful of Long's capacity to discover a foothold from a grip of champs. 

On his part, Srikanth held his mistakes within proper limits, never truly enabling adrenaline to improve of him, remaining patient in the long energizes. "Winning the primary set was critical to attest my favorable position. At 20-20, I instructed myself to keep it together and not give simple focuses," he said. 

Srikanth had stewed over the mistake of passing up a great opportunity for an Olympics elimination round spot when in the wake of driving, he had disintegrated into a cluster of blunders at Rio against Lin Dan. 

On Sunday, he was in no state of mind to permit Long that breathing space. At whatever point the Chinese debilitated to rain the descending crushes, Srikanth recovered gamely and drew out Long's cross court half crush blunders. Srikanth would likewise hook into Long's brain, with vital lifts that assuaged the Chinese champ's crushes winning the opener 22-20. 

What crushed Long's spirit was the long rally toward the begin of the second set where a playful Srikanth quieted himself, backing off time in high hurl trades, and finished with an all of a sudden accelerated crush kill. Long never recuperated from that point and was pursuing shadows even as Srikanth developed in certainty and played a shameless assaulting amusement. Here was a refined all-round diversion, with an adroitly thinking mind. India was gazing at a potential all-vanquishing world mixer. 

"He just achieved the elimination rounds of a lesser national, and just won in duplicates," said Srikanth's sibling K Nandagopal. "In any case, it demonstrates that guardians and mentors ought not surrender simply in view of junior outcomes like it occurs in India. In the event that our folks had surrendered, at that point Srikanth could never be winning today." Coach Gopichand just began focussing on his singles profession at 19. 

While physio C Kiran kept a 24×7 keep an eye on Srikanth that helped him last the two winning weeks, Gopichand figures his ward is at 75 percent of his potential. "He's right now on the planet's main 5 or 6, yet we can't mess with restriction heading into Worlds in August," he said. 

Chen Long, Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Viktor Axelsen, Son Wan Ho will be diverse recommendations with the world title in question — Japanese virtuoso Kento Momota additionally comes back to the circuit this year — yet the name Kidambi Srikanth sits effectively on that rundown after it down-poured titles in June.

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