Kidambi Srikanth beat Chen Long 22-20, 21-16 in the Australian Super Series final
India's Kidambi Srikanth secured his second straight Super Series title on Sunday.
Kidambi Srikanth beat World No.4 Shi Yuqi in straight games to advance to the men's singles final of the Australian Open Super Series.
Newly-crowned Indonesia Open winner Kidambi Srikanth continued his rampaging run to advance to the men's singles semifinals
Kidambi Srikanth and Sai Praneeth had clashed in the final of Singapore Open in April with the latter emerging victorious.
Kidambi Srikanth had a tough encounter against the South Korean but the Indian shuttler had the last laugh as he outclassed the opponent 15-21, 21-13, 21-13
Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth progressed to the second round but four others were knocked out in the first round itself.
Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Himanta Biswa Sarma also congratulated Srikanth on his achievement.
The Indian world No. 22 took 37 minutes to beat his Japanese opponent 21-11, 21-19 to win the title.
Kidambi Srikanth beat top seed Son Wan Ho 21-15, 14-21, 24-22 in the Indonesia Open Super Series semi-final and will now face Japan's Kazusma Sakai for title on Sunday.
The second game was a roller-coaster ride as Sakai opened up a 5-1 lead after dominating the rallies early on. The Indian narrowed the gap to 4-5 with the help of his smashes.
The 24-year-old will next play Kazumasa Sakai of Japan in the semifinals tomorrow.
Prannoy will take on the winner of the match between Japanese qualifier Kazumasa Sakai and England's Rajiv Ouseph.
Prannoy beat the world No 1 Malaysian in 40 minutes to reach the quarter-finals while Saina and Sindhu were shown the door.
Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy advanced to the second round of the men's singles competition at the USD 1,000,000 Indonesia Super Series Premier on Wednesday.
Fourth seed PV Sindhu brushed aside World No. 20 Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-12 21-19, while world No. 11 Saina rallied her way to a 17-21 21-18 21-12 win over the eighth-seeded Thai Ratchanok Intanon in women's singles.
India's third seed B Sai Praneeth was in his elements in the final against Jonatan Christie as the Indian went on to win the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton title 17-21, 21-18, 21-19.
B Sai Praneeth took 36 minutes to get the better of Thai opponent in the semifinals; Saina lost a tough battle to fall in the last-four stage in Bangkok.