Fresh from bagging his third Superseries title of the year at the Denmark Open on Sunday, K Srikanth barely has any rest period before his French Open Superseries campaign begins on Wednesday. While Srikanth has won back-to-back Superseries titles in consecutive weeks once already this year – the Australian Open and Indonesian Open – he isn’t thinking about an encore just yet.
“I’m not really thinking of winning there [in France] because these tournaments are really tough,” Srikanth said in his post-match interview. “I really want to play well there and win my first round.”
Srikanth won Sunday’s final with consummate ease, needing only 25 minutes to beat Korea’s Lee Hyun-il 21-10, 21-5. However, the 24-year-old Indian was sorry for his 37-year-old opponent, who had played a 91-minute-long three-game semi-final match against world No 1 Son Wan Ho on Saturday.
“I think he must have been tired after yesterday’s long match,” Srikanth said. “I expected it to be a much better one because he definitely has the experience of turning matches around after losing the first game. After winning the first game, I still wanted to keep that focus going on in the second game.
Srikanth said that he was happy with the way his game was progressing. “My game did well for me. My attack was going perfectly. I’m really happy with the way it went for me today.”