Surprised with two back-to-back Super Series wins, says Kidambi Srikanth to India Today

first_imgKidambi Srikanth became the first Indian and only fourth male shuttler in history to lift four Super Series titles in a calendar year as he beat Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in the men’s singles final at French Open on Sunday.In just 34 minutes, Srikanth defeated Nishimoto 21-14, 21-13 to lift the French Open Super Series titles.This is Srikanth’s fourth Super Series title this year after he won the Denmark Open Super Series Premier last Sunday and the Indonesia Super Series Premier and Australian Open Super Series in June earlier this year.The legend of Srikanth Kidambi grows even more stronger. 4th title of the year for the pride of India who creates history in #FrenchSS ? pic.twitter.com/VShjfVwoDC- BAI Media (@BAI_Media) October 29, 2017Twice this year, Srikanth has won back-to-back Super Series titles — Denmark and French this month and Indonesia and Australia consecutively in June. Only Lee Chong Wei has done that before.Srikanth said he is surprised by the incredible feat he has achieved but he is still just focussed on doing well and improving himself.”It’s good and I am really feeling confident and it’s always good to win tournament. I am really surprised with myself for doing it for the second time already this year. I am just focussing on doing well, just to enjoy playing badminton from now,” Srikanth said to India Today.Srikanth surpassed Saina Nehwal’s record year of 2010, where she won three Super Series titles and displayed some of the best badminton of his career.advertisementThe 24-year-old, however, was modest and said that he tries to do well every match and this time around, things worked out for him.”I’ve always been playing my best in every match and I think the last couple of weeks were just fantastic and everything worked for me. In the end, I am really happy for that,” Srikanth said.The Guntur shuttler is aware of the expectations that will reach sky high from now on, as it did with PV Sindhu, but he said that instead of thinking about that, he would only want to enjoy playing the sport of badminton.”I am just trying to enjoy playing badminton, so I am not really worried about the result. For me, it’s only about giving my best in every match and enjoy playing the sport.”I think for sure there will be a lot of expectations but I don’t really want to think about it. For me it’s about focussing on improving my game level,” Srikanth concluded.last_img read more