Srikanth kidambi has made history after reaching his third consecutive “Super Series Final” & in the process he has become first ever Indian & 5th in the world to do so.
Indonesian Open Champion kidambi was up against No.4 seed Shi Yuqi in his quest for third consecutive “Super Series Final” & Srikanth didn’t disappoint at all as he crushed the challenge of No.4 seed Chinese in straight sets to book a spot in the finals of “Australian Open Super Series” .
He will take on the winner between Olympic Champion Chen Long & Lee hyun ok korea for his maiden “Australian Title”& if he wins it, will become the first ever Singles player in the world to win both Indonesian Open Super Series & Australian Open Super Series in two weeks simultaneously.
That’s how people celebrated his win on twitter :
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) June 24, 2017
He is in beast mode @srikidambi !! All the best for one more finals 💪💪💪 🇮🇳 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
— PRANNOY HS (@PRANNOYHSPRI) June 24, 2017
Wow @srikidambi – 3 consecutive Superseries Finals – Only 4th player ever to do it… Proud moment for India!!!
— vineet manotra (@vineetmanotra) June 24, 2017
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) June 23, 2017
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) June 24, 2017
Man on the Mission☺
Kidambi Srikanth reaches third straight final, beats world No.4 Shi Yuqi 21-10, 21-14 in Australian Open Super Series💪 pic.twitter.com/4RZU0jKWHl
— Maj Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) June 24, 2017
Since SS started, ONLY 3 men hv reached 3 consecutive SS finals outside the trio of LCW,LD,CL
Bao Chunlai '07
Sony Dwi '08@srikidambi '17
— Vaibhav Manocha (@BeingMinchu) June 24, 2017
Kidambi in the last 3 superseries tournaments has beaten Son Wan Ho (World #1) twice and Shi Yuqi (top-ranked Chinese) twice! #AustraliaSS
— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) June 24, 2017
Srikanth's march into the final of Australian open Superseries, is an indicator of India's Growing stature in the badminton world.. Jai Hind
— Anup Narang (@NarangAnup) June 24, 2017
— Madhusudan (@MadhusudanRangu) June 24, 2017
In the first game Between Srikanth and Shi Yuqi, there was nothing to choose in the closely-contested opening game as both shuttlers matched each other point for point, even though for the most part of it Srikanth lead the Chinese & gets into break at 11-7.
He maintained his lead through out the game & didn’t gave any chance to his opponent to come back by taking 11 points out of last 14 points to take the first game by 21-10.
The unstoppable Srikanth started the second game in same fashion as he once again maintained a slim lead over Chinese to get into lead by 11-8 at the break.
After coming from the break, Srikanth smashed three straight points to enhanced his lead by 14-8, Shi Yuqi tried to come back after winning some points but Indian had no plans to stretch the game into decider as he smashed some points to take seven match points in his pocket.
In the second time of asking, kidambi converted the match point & won it by 21-10, 21-14 to book his spot in the final of Men’s singles category.