India ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has continued his blistering form in 2017, by reaching the final of the Denmark Open in Odense. Srikanth overcame Hong Kong’s Vincent Ki Wing Wong in straight games with a score of 21-18, 21-17 in a one-sided encounter in the semi-final. It took the Guntur shuttler only 37 minutes to beat his opponent.
He will now take on South Korean Lee Hyun II in the final. Lee Hyun II stunned his fellow South Korean compatriot and top seed Son Wan Ho in a tough encounter with a scoreline of 25-23, 18-21, 21-17 in one hour and 32 minutes.
Srikanth has had a brilliant 2017 after overcoming various injury issues which plagued his meteoric rise for the past couple of years. He has already won the Indonesia Open and the Australia Open title this year. He also reached the final of the Singapore Open and now has the chance to add a third title to his name in 2017.
Srikanth told PTI after reaching the final, “I feel great. I really wanted to do well. Our game is similar but I was more patient and though I made some errors initially I learned quickly. Next is Lee whom I have not played and I think he will be a tricky player to beat.”
Srikanth also sent out a tweet after his victory expressing his delight at his performance in the match:
— Kidambi Srikanth (@srikidambi) October 21, 2017
Srikanth will now hope to clinch another title and get his rankings further up on the BWF world rankings.