Kidambi Srikanth clinches Indonesia Superseries Premier title after spectacular tournament

Take a look at Kidambi Srikanth's path to Indonesia Open Superseries glory.

FP Sports June 19, 2017 18:35:05 IST
Kidambi Srikanth clinches Indonesia Superseries Premier title after spectacular tournament
Kidambi Srikanth clinches Indonesia Superseries Premier title after spectacular tournament

Kidambi Srikanth won his first Indonesia Open Superseries Premier. AP

Kidambi Srikanth clinches Indonesia Superseries Premier title after spectacular tournament

The Indian contingent started off their campaign mired with a 'passport controversy' but all's well that ends well. Twitter/ @PRANNOYHSPRI

Kidambi Srikanth clinches Indonesia Superseries Premier title after spectacular tournament

Kidambi beat higher ranked Dane Jan O Jorgensen in a tight match that saw the Indian shuttler exhibit his outstanding attacking prowess to win 21-15 20-22 21-16. Twitter / @srikidambi

Kidambi Srikanth clinches Indonesia Superseries Premier title after spectacular tournament

In the quarters, Kidambi Srikanth displayed clinical precision to do away with 'giant-killer' Chinese Taipei's Tzu Wei Wang 21-15 21-14 to move into the semis. Twitter/@srikidambi

Kidambi Srikanth clinches Indonesia Superseries Premier title after spectacular tournament

The semis against World No 1 Son Wan Ho was a match that pushed Kidambi Srikanth to the brink. He managed to hold on to his nerves to win 21-15 14-21 24-22 . AP

Kidambi Srikanth clinches Indonesia Superseries Premier title after spectacular tournament

Though Kidambi Srikanth breezed through the first game against Japanese finalist Kazumasa Sakai, the second game was a nail-biting game with either of them not allowing the other to gain an upper hand. AP

Kidambi Srikanth clinches Indonesia Superseries Premier title after spectacular tournament

Kidambi Srikanth rallied from behind with some intense smashes to gain a slender lead, finish the match and clinch his maiden Indonesia Open Superseries 21-11, 21-19. AP

Kidambi Srikanth clinches Indonesia Superseries Premier title after spectacular tournament

The final was more intense and closely fought than the scoreline suggests. A match that was worthy of a final in a tournament filled with major upsets every day. AP

Kidambi Srikanth clinches Indonesia Superseries Premier title after spectacular tournament

It has been a major turnaround in fortune since Srikanth Kidambi trained under the aegis of Coach Mulyo Handoyo. After the match Kidambi credited the impact of his coach and said," "I think he's very talented and am very lucky to have him." AP

Kidambi Srikanth clinches Indonesia Superseries Premier title after spectacular tournament

With the Indonesia Open Superseries in his kitty, Kidambi Srikanth has now trained his sights on the Australia Open Superseries that starts on Tuesday. The World Championships follows soon after. Interesting times ahead. AP

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