Denmark Open Super Series 2017: Srikanth Kidambi Wins India’s 3rd title

Srikanth Kidambi French Open Super Series 2017

Srikanth Kidambi, the most successful Indian Badminton player in 2017, won the third title for India at Denmark Open Super Series. Before him Saina Nehwal (2012) and Prakash Padukone (1979) had won the tournament. In one of the rare one-sided Super Series finals, he took just 25 minutes to join Saina Nehwal in winning three Super Series titles in a year. He has overall 6 Super Series titles. During his world record matching three Super Series finals before, he has won two and lost one to Sai Praneeth. In other finals, Intanon from Thailand won Women’s Singles, while Korea, Hong Kong and China won one event each of Doubles.

Srikanth has reached his 4th Super Series finals of 2017 after knocking 2nd seed Viktor, the local boy, on his way in a tough fight. Lee Hyun II has knocked out his countrymate, the top seed Son Wan Ho to enter final.
But, the final was all about Srikanth who took only 25 minutes to win in straight sets.

Result of all the finals
MS 8th seed Srikanth Kidambi def Lee Hyun II 21-10 21-5 in 25 minutes.
WS Ratchanok Intanon def 4th seed Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) 14-21 21-15 21-19 in 1 hour 7 minutes
WD Korean pair def 6th seed Japanese pair 21-13 21-16 in 44 minutes
XD 8th seed Hong Kong pair def top seeds Chinese pair 24-22 19-21 23-21 in 58 minutes
MD 5th seed Chinese pair def 2nd seed Indonesian pair 21-16 22-24 21-19 in 1 hour 3 minutes

Road to Title for Srikanth Kidambi
Round 1 def Qualifier Subhankar Dey 21-17 21-15
Round 2 def Hyeok Jin (Korea) 21-138-2121-18
QF def 2nd seed Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) 14-21 22-20 21-7
SF def Wong Wing ki Vincent (Hong Kong) 21-18 21-17
Final def Lee Hyun II 21-10 21-5

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