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K. Srikanth focused on qualifying for Tokyo Olympics

K. Srikanth.

K. Srikanth.  

Ace shuttler says it has been a great season for him so far

Ace Indian badminton player K. Srikanth said here on Wednesday said he’s been focusing on the upcoming tournaments and qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.

“There’s a year left (for the Olympics). It’s about playing the tournaments before the Olympics and qualifying. I think there are 15 tournaments until April next year. I would like to do well, probably win some and just try to improve,” said Srikanth after inaugurating the VSR Sports Academy in Old Perungalathur.

The 26-year-old shuttler, who won four Super Series titles in 2017 and got to the World No. 1 ranking last year, said it’s been a “great season” for him so far, and was looking forward to the rest of the year.

“I haven’t been playing for the last two months, but it’s still been a great year. There are many more tournaments coming up, so I’m looking forward to doing well,” said the World No. 9.

Asked if he feels there’s been a slump in his form — when compared to 2017 — and subsequently his confidence, he said, “I think I’ve been doing well. I’m really confident about how I’m playing against all the top players. So, it’s just about the moments.

“I haven’t really lost very easy matches in the past few months. So, it’s about pulling off those crucial points and, if you can get one or two of those, it can really change the whole course of the match. It’s just about (owning) those moments and you have to keep working until you get that (right).”

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