Man who redefined Indian Badminton in 2017
Former World No.1 and first Indian male to secure that place in world rankings, Kidambi Srikanth has come a long way.
In the junior’s category, Srikanth started his career as a doubles player, pairing up with his brother K Nandagopal. He participated in all the events at first (singles, doubles and mixed doubles) but it all failed in a very bad way.
Pullela Gopichand, his current coach suggested him back then to focus only on singles as he saw a spark in Srikanth’s singles game.
He mainly came into limelight when he defeated Lin Dan in the finals of 2014 China Open. He hasn’t looked back from then and hence went on to win several other tournaments representing India.
Srikanth is supported by GoSports Foundation and also has a Yonex Sponsorship.
He has won 11 career titles with highest ranking of 1 on 12th April 2018.
He also has won silver and a bronze medal at 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games in Mixed Doubles and Boys’ Doubles respectively.
Srikanth loves to watch movies and is a big fan of S.S Rajmouli who is a film director.
Once Srikanth took a session off and went to the theatre to watch Bahubali 2.
Kidambi loves movies and even expresses his desire to direct movies if opportunity knocks his door.
Kidambi Srikanth is the recipient of Indian’s fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri in 2018.
He was also awarded the Arjuna Award for his success in Badminton.
|Commonwealth Games||Commonwealth Games||Commonwealth Youth Games|
|Gold Coast 2018_Mixed Team||Gold Coast 2018_Men's Singles||Douglas 2011_Doubles|
|South Asian Games||Commonwealth Youth Games||Asian Junior Championships|
|Guwahati 2016_Singles||Douglas 2011_Mixed||Lucknow 2011_Mixed Team|
|Guwahati 2016_Team||BWF World Superseries||Asia Team Championships|
|Singapore City 2017_Singles||Hyderabad 2016_Team|
|BWF Grand Prix Gold|
|Singles||Career High Ranking||BWF Titles||Played||Win||Loss||Net||Prize Money||Points|
|Career||1 (Career High)||14||266||178||88||90||386,753||73,403|
|2018||3 (Current Ranking)||0||6||4||2||2||-||-|
|Doubles||Career High Ranking||BWF Titles||Played||Win||Loss||Net||Prize Money||Points|
|Mixed||Career High Ranking||BWF Titles||Played||Win||Loss||Net||Prize Money||Points|
|BWF Career Titles|
|Year||Tournament||Opponent in final||Score|
|2017||Denmark Open||Lee Hyun-il||21–10, 21–5|
|2017||Indonesia Open||Kazumasa Sakai||21–11, 21–19|
|2014||China Open||Lin Dan||21–19, 21–17|
|2017||French Open||Kenta Nishimoto||21–14, 21–13|
|2017||Australian Open||Chen Long||22–20, 21–16|
|2015||India Open||Viktor Axelsen||18–21, 21–13, 21–12|
|Grand Prix Gold|
|2016||Syed Modi International||Huang Yuxiang||21–13, 14–21, 21–14|
|2015||Swiss Open||Viktor Axelsen||21–15, 12–21, 21–14|
|2013||Thailand Open||Boonsak Ponsana||21–16, 21–12|
|2012||Maldives International||Zulfadli Zulkiffli||13–21, 21–11, 21–16|