Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth is all set to take on Chen Long in the the finals of the Australian Open Super Series. The match is scheduled to start at 8:30 AM IST and it will be telecast by Star Sports network. Online viewers can watch the match for free on HotStar.
Srikanth continues his dream run as he reached his third consecutive ‘Super Series Final’ by beating China’s Shi Yuqi. Srikanth during his straight sets victory created a history as he has become the first Indian and only fifth in the world to qualify for third consecutive “Super Series Final”.
In the semifinal, Srikanth defeated 4th ranked Chinese Shi Yuqi by 21-10 21-14 margin. With this victory, Srikanth entered his third consecutive super series final.
“It’s a dream performance,” said Srikanth after his win over Shi.
“I played a World Super Series final (Singapore Open) after two years, and then to play the next two finals is a dream for sure.”
“I was in control of the whole match, I didn’t give him any easy points at the start. It’s just that I had to stay there, he’s someone who wants to keep the shuttle in play and goes for the odd shot, so I wanted to stay there and not give him easy points. I was in control at the net.”
Earlier, Srikanth defeated B. Sai Praneeth in the quarter-final and world no.1 Son Wan Ho in the round of 32.