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GOLD COAST, May 26, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Kidambi Srikanth of India competes during the men's singles match of Group 1 against Chen Long of China at TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia, May 26, 2017. Chen Long won 2-0. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai/IANS) by .
Kidambi Srikanth of India (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai/IANS)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Indian badminton player Kidambi Srikanth, on winning Indonesia Open Superseries tournament….reports Asian Lite News

GOLD COAST, May 26, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Kidambi Srikanth of India competes during the men's singles match of Group 1 against Chen Long of China at TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia, May 26, 2017. Chen Long won 2-0. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai/IANS) by .
Kidambi Srikanth of India (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai/IANS)

“Congratulations Kidambi Srikanth. We are extremely delighted on your victory in the Indonesia Open Superseries tournament,” Modi tweeted.

Srikanth defeated Japanese shuttler Sakai Kazumasa in straight sets 21-11, 21-19 to clinch the men’s singles title at the Indonesian Open Superseries in Jakarta.

It was the 24-year-old Guntur player’s third Superseries title after victories in the 2014 China Open and the 2015 India Open.