Kidambi Srikanth pulled out of China Open. © Twitter
Ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth mentioned on Friday that he can be pulling out of the upcoming China Open and Korea Open. Srikanth mentioned in a tweet that he’s affected by a knee damage which has compelled him out of motion. “Tough times. Will not be playing in the upcoming #ChinaOpen and #KoreaOpen due to knee injury. Hope to recover quick and get back in action soon,” he tweeted.
Won’t be enjoying within the upcoming #ChinaOpen and #KoreaOpen resulting from knee damage. Hope to get well fast and get again in motion quickly!
— Kidambi Srikanth (@srikidambi) September 13, 2019
Srikanth was set to face compatriot and World Championships bronze medallist Sai Praneeth within the first spherical of the China Open Tremendous 1000 match to be held between September 17 and 22 in Changzhou, China.
The Korea Open, a Tremendous 500 occasion, can be held from September 24 to 29 in Incheon, South Korea.
Srikanth had beforehand performed within the BWF World Championships the place he had misplaced to Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen within the Spherical of 16.
Srikanth shot to the limelight in 2017 when he gained 4 Superseries out of 5 finals and rose to world no. 1 by advantage of these successes. Nevertheless, he has struggled to copy that type since then and in an interview to the web site of the Badminton World Federation, he blamed damage troubles for his dip in type.
“Within the final eight to 10 months, I have not been in a position to practice for an extended interval. I used to be getting injured after which coming again and coaching for per week or two after which enjoying a match, after which I am pushing an excessive amount of on the tournaments and injuring myself once more.
“I need to return and practice for an extended interval, and I believe if I can try this for the following 12 months, I can be in good condition for the Olympics,” Srikkanth mentioned.