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Kidambi Srikanth: Holding Court

Badminton player Kidambi Srikanth is ranked No. 83 on the 2017 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list

Published: Jan 4, 2018 06:15:17 AM IST
Updated: Jan 2, 2018 03:24:26 PM IST

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The year 2017 has been a breakout year for 24-year-old Kidambi Srikanth as he won four Superseries titles (two among them back-to-back)—only the fourth men’s singles player and the lone Indian to do so in a calendar year. Extremely agile and a master at net play, Srikanth’s conquests include reigning World No 1 Viktor Axelsen, whom he defeated on his own turf in the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open, and Chinese Olympic gold-medallist Chen Long. A late convert to the singles game—he primarily played doubles before his coach Pullela Gopichand asked him to switch—Srikanth reached a career-high rank of World No 2 before a leg injury halted his charge; he finished the year as No 4.

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(This story appears in the 05 January, 2018 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)