Twitter praises Kidambi Srikanth for his Australian Open Superseries win
Kidambi Srikanth came out with a stupendous performance to defeat reigning Olympic champion Chen Long of China in straight games to clinch the Australian Open Superseries.other sports Updated: Jun 25, 2017 13:29 IST
India’s Kidambi Srikanth claimed his first victory over Olympic and two-time world champion Chen Long to win the Australian Open Superseries final in Sydney on Sunday.
The 11th-ranked Srikanth outgunned the sixth-ranked Chinese star 22-20, 21-16 in 46 minutes for his second successive Superseries title.
It was Srikanth’s first win in six encounters with the Rio Olympic champion - with Chen defeating the Indian at the Sudirman Cup on Australia’s Gold Coast last month.
Indians have now won four of the six Superseries this year.
Srikanth is in career-best form after returning from injury in April.
He performed extremely well to defeat the unseeded Kazumasa Sakai of Japan in straight games to win Indonesia Open Superseries earlier this month.
Here’s how twitter reacted to Srikanth’s victory:
Looks like it's getting tough for everyone to Clinch titles when Indian boys are in form!! Congrats @srikidambi 👌👌👍— PRANNOY HS (@PRANNOYHSPRI) June 25, 2017
Our Hyderabadi 🏸 star, Kidambi Srikanth has clinched the Australian Open title, making this back-to-back titles 👐.— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) June 25, 2017
Srikanth wins in Sydney and Jakarta— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) June 25, 2017
Sai becomes #SingaporeSS champion
Prannoy beats Lee Chong Wei and Chen Long
India's men are in 🔝 form