Kidambi Srikanth registered one of the biggest victories of his career

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Kidambi Srikanth registered one of the biggest victories of his career, beating World champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark to enter the semi-finals of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier, in Odense, on Friday.

The world No. 8, who already has two Super Series titles — from tournaments in Indonesia and Australia — to his name, rallied splendidly after losing the first game to emerge triumphant at 14-21, 22-20, 21-7 and avenge defeats by the Dane at the India Open, World Championship and Japan Open.

The rising Indian badminton star, who defeated Korea’s Jeon Hyeok Jin 21-13, 8-21, 21-18 in the pre-quarter-finals, stayed cool after losing the first game and scored repeatedly with deft drops at the net and down-the-line smashes to overcome the local hero, ranked world No 1, in 56 minutes.