India’s Kidambi Srikanth has lifted the Indonesia Open Super Series badminton title at Jakarta by defeating Japan’s Kazumasa Sakai in straight sets 21-11, 21-19. Srikanth had previously won Super Series titles in India and China. The win is likely to move Srikanth in the top-five and even as good as World No 2 after his remarkable win over Wan Ho. For Srikanth who is currently World No. 22 this is a big title win. It is Srikanth’s third Super Series title after 2014 China Open and 2015 India Open.
Srikanth was in the final of a Super Series event for a second straight tournament after reaching the decisive game in Singapore but there he lost to fellow Indian B Sai Praneeth. Srikanth Kidambi is an Indian badminton player with a world ranking of 22 as of June 18, 2017. He shot to prominence by defeating Olympic Champion Lin Dan in 2014 China Open Super Series Premier by 21–19 21–17 in the final round, thus becoming the first Indian to win a Super Series Premier Men’s title.
Indonesian Open Super Series is an annual badminton tournament organised by Persatuan Bulutangkis Seluruh Indonesia (PBSI). The tournament was first conducted in 1982. It has become part of the BWF Superseries in 2007 and earned the Superseries Premier Status in 2011.