Kidambi Srikanth creates history by reaching final of Australian Open

Chen then hit a service error to give Srikanth his first match point opportunity and he converted it soon after as the Chinese hit a return long to win the match and his second Super Series final in two weeks.

Srikanth won in straight games 22-20, 21-16 to win his career's fourth Super Series title.

This was the third straight Super Series final win for Srikanth who had only last week secured the Indonesian Open.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel also lauded Srikanth's second consecutive Super Series title.

Srikanth Kidambi of India returns a shot against Son Wanho of South Korea during their men's singles semi-final match at the Indonesia Open badminton tournament in Jakarta on June 17, 2017.

In three consecutive SS finals, he has clinched two titles. "He has not only made the whole country proud once again but has etched his name among the best and no word would enough to praise Srikanth", Sarma said. He will face face the victor of the match between China's Chen Long and Korea's Lee Hyun Il in the final. "I played him twice this year, I lost 21-19 or so", he said.

Srikanth Kadambi won the Australian Open Series and created a history.

Srikanth utilised his attacking strokeplay against Chen, who was mostly forced to defend. 6 and current Olympic champion, Chen Long of China.While the nation is celebrating the majestic win by tweeting congratulatory messages, Srikanth's house in Guntur is filled with visitors.

"It's just that I'm not thinking of winning or losing".

But the Indian was no pushover and played the catch-up game quite well, coming up with a couple of brilliant smashes of his own.

The Korean dominated the Olympic champion but failed to convert any of four game points in the opener.

The opening game of the encounter was more competitive as compared to the second, with Srikanth coming out on top after the game was tied 20-20.

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