Kidambi Srikanth capped a wonderful week in Odense by winning the Denmark Open on Sunday for his third Superseries Premier badminton title of the year.
Playing in front of a capacity crowd, the Indian produced a superlative display to outclass his South Korean opponent Lee Hyun II, 21-10, 21-5, in a rather lopsided final.
Following in the footsteps of Saina Nehwal, he became only the second Indian to win three Superseries titles in a year.
Kidambi who pocketed Rs 33.61 lakh in prize money, had won the Indonesia Open and the Australian Open Superseries earlier this year.
"Very happy to win another title. It's a good game I think he must have been tired after yesterday's long match. I am really happy with the way I have played today and I thank everyone for supporting me so much here. It has been a fantastic week for me. I am looking forward to coming back here and defend the title," said Kidambi.
"It may have seemed easy, but Lee is a very tricky opponent and has a great reputation for coming back. It is to the credit of Srikanth that he used the weaknesses in his opponent and did not get complacent and kept his focus on winning points" coach Pullela Gopichand told TOI.
Kidambi doesnâ€™t have much of a break as he will be playing in the French Open Superseries which begins in Paris on Tuesday.
The Indian was all over his South Korean opponent, who seemed to be feeling the after-effects of a gruelling 92-minute semi-final clash against World No. 2 Son Wan Ho on Saturday. â€¨
Kidambi had earlier stunned current World No. 1 and World Champion Victor Axelsen in the quarters.