Can Srikanth Kidambi make Indian badminton history today?

India's Srikanth Kidambi claimed a first victory over Olympic and two-time world champion Chen Long to win the Australian Open Superseries final in Sydney today. The Indian shuttler displayed no discomfort as he defeated his Chinese opponents in straight games to win his 4th Super Series title.

He had recently won the Indonesia Open Super Series as well.

However, aided by his deceptive shots and searing smashes, the Indian shuttler took 11-9 lead at the break.

India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has been on a roll in the past two weeks - he has beaten the World No. 1 Son Wan Ho twice and beaten the top-ranked Chinese shuttler Shi Yuqi twice.

Trailing 16-20 in the second game, Chen sent a return long and Srikanth did not even wait for the shuttle to land as he started celebrating his hard-earned win, before running to his coaching staff to exchange emotional hugs.

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Srikanth has been on good form since playing the 2017 Sudirman Cup, in Australia, and has attributed his successful comeback from injury to physio Dr Kiran Challagundla. "This is the best phase in my career at the highest level and winning three Superseries is something which I would cherish forever", he added.

Srikanth secured a total of 9200 points after emerging as the victor which will take his tally to 34260 points.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Indian Badminton Player Kidambi Srikanth, on winning Australian Open Super Series. Apart from Srikanth, performance of other Indian players at the Australian Open Super Series were also great as Sai Praneeth, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal all made it to the quarter-finals of the tournament. So, I am happy he pulled it off in two straight games.

"With the win, Srikanth has now gone to number one in Dubai Destination Rankings".

Trailing 0-5 in the head-to-head tally against reigning World champion Chen, Srikanth entered the court looking calm.

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