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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
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Kidambi Srikanth defeated Olympic champion Chen Long in straight games to clinch the Australian Open Superseries.(Twitter )

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.

(Read | Kidambi Srikanth outclasses Olympic champ Chen Long to win Australian Open)

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:

First Published: Jun 25, 2017 13:29 IST