Sydney: Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Sunday defeated Olympics gold medallist Chen Long of China in the Men’s Singles final to win Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament in Sydney.
In the summit clash, Srikanth outplayed his Chinese opponent with straight games 22-20, and 21-16 to clinch his maiden Australian Open Super Series.
In the semi-final, former World No. 3 Srikanth outclassed All England finalist Shi Yuqi of China in straight games 21-10, 21-14 in only 37 minutes. In the second semi-final, Chen Long prevailed over Korea’s Lee Hyun II in three games 26-24, 15-21, 21-17.
For Srikanth, it is his second trophy in this season and fourth overall. He had won the Indonesian Open last week.