Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in straight games to win the men’s singles title at the French Open Super Series in Paris. Srikanth dominated from the start to carve out a 21-14,21-13 win in 34 minutes. Sunday’s win helped the eighth-seeded Indian improve his head-to-head statistics against the unseeded Japanese to 2-0.
Sunday’s victory made Srikanth the fourth male player in the history of the game to win four Super series singles titles in a calendar year. Srikanth struggled in the early stages of the first game with the Japanese taking a 9-5 lead but he made a strong comeback to force the lead at 11-9. The Indian did not look back from there, going on to win the opening game.