India’s Kidambi Srikanth won his third Superseries Premier title in 2017 when he beat Lee Hyun-Il of Korea 21-10, 21-5 in just 25 minutes in the final of Denmark Open Superseries on Sunday.
Having won the Indonesia Open and Australian Open this year already, Skrikanth was certainly the more fancied opponent heading into the final of the Denmark Open and he lived up to that billing.
The 25-year-old Indian dominated his opponent from start to finish. His court management and ability to keep Hyun-Il constantly on the move were the primary reasons for his triumph.
However, while Srikanth was brilliant on the day, Hyun-Il will feel like he let himself down. He never got going and also showed very little fight in the face of adversity.
At 37-years-of-age, one would expect more from a player of Hyun-Il’s experience but it wasn’t to be.
Going from strength to strength! ?
Srikanth Kidambi continues his red-hot form in 2017.
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“I expected the match to be a much better one,” Srikanth said.
“I know he has the experience of coming back after losing the first game.
“That’s why after winning the first game I still wanted to maintain the tempo in the second game.
“I played well, my attacking was going perfectly, I am really happy with the way that it went on.”
Results of all finals:
Men’s singles: K Srikanth (Ind) bt Lee Hyun Il (Korea) 21-10, 21-5.
Women’s singles: Ratchanok Intanon (Tha) bt 4-Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn) 14-21, 21-15, 21-19.
Women’s doubles: Lee So Hee/Shin Seung Chan (Kor) bt 6-Shiho Tanaka/Koharu Yonemoto (Jpn) 21-13, 21-16.
Mixed doubles: 8-Tang Chun Man/Tse Ying Suet (Hkg) bt 1-Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen 24-22, 19-21, 23-21.