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Kidambi Srikanth wins Indonesia Open men’s single trophy

Kidambi Srikanth
Kidambi Srikanth on Sunday won the Indonesia Open men's singles trophy by defeating Japan's Kazumasa Sakai in the finals.

World No. 22 Indian shuttler and Singapore Open finalist, Kidambi Srikanth won his third Super Series title, lifting the Indonesia Open men’s singles trophy with a victory over Japanese player and 47th ranked, Kazumasa Sakai in the final match by 21-11 21-19 which lasted only 37 minutes on Sunday.

Srikanth had previously won the 2014 China Super Series Premier and 2015 India Super Series.”He was playing well, especially in the second game and I think for me coming back from 6-11 down and make it 13-13 was the turning point,” said Srikanth, after winning the finals. He further added,”My coach will have a special place in my heart as after he came, I reached the finals at Singapore and to win this tournament, which is considered the biggest tournament. I want to thank all the fans who have been rooting for me all this week.”

Indonesia Open has been a good tournament for the Indian Badminton players, HS Prannoy and Srikanth. However, Prannoy was not able to make it to the finals and lost the match to Sakai. Srikanth will next play the Australian Open 2017 held in Sydney.

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