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Srikanth Kidambi - WR #1 in April 2018

Post by jaydeep » Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:35 pm

Srikanth beats two time (current) Olympic champion and five time World champion Lin Dan to win China Open ... This is his first Superseries title and that also Superseries Premier title which having big winner's cheque of $52,500 (approx. Rs. 32.5 lacs).

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At $700K Thaihot China Open 2014, Fuzhou, China (Superseries Premier)

[R1] Srikanth Kidambi (IND,16) bt (Q) Gurusaidutt R. M. V (IND,54) 21-11 9-21 21-15
[R2] Srikanth Kidambi (IND,16) bt Huan Gao (CHN,44) 21-17 19-21 21-14
[QF] Srikanth Kidambi (IND,16) bt Kento Momota (JPN,12) 21-17 23-21
[SF] Srikanth Kidambi (IND,16) bt Marc Zwiebler (GER,25) 21-11 13-7 Retd.

Men's Singles Final
Srikanth Kidambi (IND,16) bt Lin Dan (CHN,14) 21-19 21-17

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Re: Srikanth Kidambi - WR #16

Post by suresh » Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:14 pm

Well deserved thread -- thanks Jaydeep.

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Re: Srikanth Kidambi - WR #16

Post by kaustav » Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:53 pm

Fantastic :D

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Re: Srikanth Kidambi - WR #16

Post by sameerph » Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:39 pm

Thanks Jaydeep for starting this thread.

Srikanth started showing his promise last year when he won the Thailand Grand prix gold title beating local favourite Bonsak Posanna in the finals in straight games. After a few more good performances early this year he had reached a career high of 13 in May 2014. But, then showed some inconsistent results to go down to early 20's before he came back to a ranking of 16 last months. Now, with this title he will for the first time break into top 10 for the first time in his career.

He is only 21 and so has enough time to show consistency, get more such results and become a true successor to the like of Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand. We have been missing such player on mens side since.

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Re: Srikanth Kidambi - WR #16

Post by prashanthm » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:09 pm

OHHHH MYYYY GOOODDD! A win against the Legendary Lin Dan in straight games...... :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

With this win, Srikanth gets to his career best #10 in Rankings....
He now also has a shot at making the year-end Superseries Finals.... He's going to be around ~6 with this title win and the Top-8 make it into the Finals..... :goodluck:

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Re: Srikanth Kidambi - WR #16

Post by jayakris » Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:57 am

Such a nice surprise to see a young guy break out like this. Go Srikanth!!

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Re: Srikanth Kidambi - WR #16

Post by kujo » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:05 pm

Congratulations Srikanth - a pleasant surprise indeed, to see such an outstanding performance....
sameerph wrote:He is only 21 and so has enough time to show consistency, get more such results and become a true successor to the like of Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand. We have been missing such player on mens side since.

so true, Sameer.

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Re: Srikanth Kidambi - WR #10 in Nov 2014

Post by sameerph » Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:53 pm

Srikanth is now at a new career high at no. 8 in the singles world ranking.

In fact at 21, he is the youngest player in top 10 by some margin. Everyone else in the top 10 are above at least 24. Lets hope Srikanth continues on this progress path and in a 2-3 years he can become a real world beater.

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Re: Srikanth Kidambi - WR #10 in Nov 2014

Post by suresh » Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:19 am

Sameer: Can you change the title of the thread to indicate WR #8?

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Re: Srikanth Kidambi - WR #4 in DEC 2014

Post by jaydeep » Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:57 pm

As expected Srikanth Kidambi climbs to his career best WR #4 ranking after his BWF World SuperSeries Finals semi-final appearance.

So Saina is WR #4 in women's singles and Srikanth in men's.

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Re: Srikanth Kidambi - WR #4 in DEC 2014

Post by jayakris » Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:03 pm

He is really the most amazing story in Indian sports this year, right?

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Re: Srikanth Kidambi - WR #4 in DEC 2014

Post by Omkara » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:43 am

Yes he is. Anand could have been but he let it slip by.

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Re: Srikanth Kidambi - WR #4 in DEC 2014

Post by sameerph » Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:04 am

True, from world no. 47 to world no. 4 in a year's time is an amazing climb for Srikanth. He is only the third Indian male to break into top 5 after Prakash Padukone and Gopichand.

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Re: Srikanth Kidambi - WR #4 in DEC 2014

Post by Sin Hombre » Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:01 pm

jayakris wrote:He is really the most amazing story in Indian sports this year, right?
Yep. We were waiting on one of the young Indian male badminton players to breakout for a while. Hopefully Prannoy does the same next year.

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Re: Srikanth Kidambi - WR #4 in DEC 2014

Post by sameerph » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:36 pm

After a great end to the last year, Srikanth is having a terrific start to this year with 2 titles (India super series today and Swiss grand prix gold) and 1 runner up (India grand prix gold) in the 4 tournaments he has played so far. He missed out only at All England where he lost in first round against Kento Momata of Japan whom he beat this week in New Delhi.

He is also making it a habit of fighting it out and winning matches in 3 games. He has won 9 such matches which went to the distance this year while losing only 1 of them in All England.

Hope he can continue that good run for next 2 weeks in Malaysia and Singapore and also for the rest of the year.

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