Srikanth: I am not afraid of losing

Srikanth, who defeated world number six Viktor Axelsen 18-21 21-13 21-12 in Sunday's final, added that he is solely concerned about performing at a consistent level and coming in to each match with a positive mindset and attitude. 

"I don't actually," Srikanth told reporters when asked if he feels afraid of losing. "I don't think about winning all the time. I just want to play my best and that is the reason I don't feel fear."

The 22-year-old also pointed out that his victory over Axelsen took him one step closer to achieving his dream of being the top-ranked men's player. 

Srikanth is currently ranked fourth in the world, but he believes that if he continues winning tournaments and performing well, he will reach the summit of the men's rankings one day. 

"I always had that thing (number one ranking) in my mind," he said. "It is good to be on top of the world. I don't get to one after this victory but if I keep continue playing well then one day definitely I will be there. Every win is important to me, every win motivates me, every win gives me the confidence to perform well in the next tournament."

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