The highest-ranked Indian male shuttler kidambi Srikanth started his campaign at the World Badminton Championship with a comprehensive straight games victory over unseeded Sergey of Russia in Glasgow on Monday.
The Russian was no match for the red-hot Indian as the eighth seed won the first-round match 21-13, 21-12 in just 28 minutes to enter the next stage.
Kidambi Srikanth wasn’t too troubled by his Russian opponent. He led all the games and never once did the match look likely to reach the third game, such was the dominace the number eight seed exhibited throughout the match.
The in-form Srikanth started the contest in a rampaging manner and with a blink of eyes took a 6-1 lead in the first game, before going into the break at 11-6. Soon the lead widened to 15-7, but Sergey won few consecutive points to reduce the gap but it was too little too late. Srikanth pocketed the game 21-13.