SRIKANTH KIDAMBI

Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 7th February 1993
Place of Birth: Ravulapalem, Andhra Pradesh, India
Height: 1.77m
Handedness: Right
Discipline:: Singles Career best Ranking: Singles - 1
Major Teams: Awadhe Warriors - PBL
Last Updated on: 26th April

Biography

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.

Career

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.

Kidambi Srikanth Coach

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.

Srikanth’s Career Success

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.

Hobbies

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’s Awards

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.

Career Highlights

Gold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
GoldSilverBronze
Commonwealth Games Commonwealth Games Commonwealth Youth Games
Gold Coast 2018_Mixed TeamGold Coast 2018_Men's SinglesDouglas 2011_Doubles
South Asian GamesCommonwealth Youth GamesAsian Junior Championships
 Guwahati 2016_SinglesDouglas 2011_MixedLucknow 2011_Mixed Team
Guwahati 2016_TeamBWF World SuperseriesAsia Team Championships
Singapore City 2017_SinglesHyderabad 2016_Team
BWF Grand Prix Gold 
Lucknow 2014_Singles
Lucknow 2015_Singles
Malang 2015_Singles

Statistics

SinglesCareer High RankingBWF TitlesPlayedWinLossNetPrize MoneyPoints
Career1 (Career High)142661788890386,75373,403
20183 (Current Ranking)06422--
DoublesCareer High RankingBWF TitlesPlayedWinLossNetPrize MoneyPoints
Career312-100
20170000 --
MixedCareer High RankingBWF TitlesPlayedWinLossNetPrize MoneyPoints
Career8532940
20170000 - -

 

BWF Career Titles
Singles
YearTournamentOpponent  in finalScore
Superseries Premier
2017Denmark OpenLee Hyun-il21–10, 21–5
2017Indonesia OpenKazumasa Sakai21–11, 21–19
2014China Open Lin Dan21–19, 21–17
Superseries
2017French OpenKenta Nishimoto21–14, 21–13
2017Australian OpenChen Long22–20, 21–16
2015India OpenViktor Axelsen18–21, 21–13, 21–12
Grand Prix Gold
2016Syed Modi InternationalHuang Yuxiang21–13, 14–21, 21–14
2015Swiss OpenViktor Axelsen21–15, 12–21, 21–14
2013Thailand OpenBoonsak Ponsana21–16, 21–12
International Challenge
2012Maldives InternationalZulfadli Zulkiffli13–21, 21–11, 21–16
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