Internet Desk: India’s star badminton player Kidambi Srikanth just won the Denmark Open last night. It was his third Super Series title for the nation. After winning the title the Indian shuttler said he would take part in less tournaments to keep him in best of shape for the major events which will happen next year.
“I really want to play a fixed number of tournaments and don’t want to play all the tournaments and push myself for the ranking,” said Srikanth, who thrashed 37 year old Lee Hyun II in a one sided game to win the Denmark Open on Sunday.
“I will play around 10 tournaments and then play the Commonwealth and the Asian Games, the World Championship and then there is Syed Modi which is compulsory and PBL, so it would make it 15-17 tournaments anyway,” he said.
Srikanth didn’t give a single chance to his opponent as he won the match by 21-10, 21-5 in the grand finale.
“I am happy with the way it went for me, it was fantastic. I beat some tough players this week. I can’t even say it was a dream come true because I never dreamt of winning three titles this year. I really want to continue playing well,” Srikanth said.
“I just wanted to continue what I did this week and not do anything fancy. I feel I have to be more consistent in the coming months,” said Srikanth, who has clinched the Indonesia Super Series Premier and Australia Super Series this year.
Srikanth won his first Super Series title back in 2014 back in China. He bagged his second title in India next year by winning the 2015 India Open Super Series. Now he is eyeing to finish the year on a high.
“It was a good year for me. After coming back from injury, I played really well. There are more Super Series tournaments to go and I really want to finish well.”
Asked about the Dubai Super Series Final in December, Srikanth said, “It is an important event. After China and Hong Kong, I will think about Dubai Super Series Final.
“I reached semis in 2014 and in 2015, I lost in the league stages but it doesn’t matter. We, as players, have to forget what had happened and start afresh. So I don’t want to think about what happened in 2015,” he added.
The 25-year-old from Guntur also revealed that he will be announcing a few deals in the coming months.
“My management company IS in talks with some major firms and may be after these two tournaments, I will announce some sponsorship deals,” he said.