Srikanth wants to be no. 1 for a long time

Star Indian shuttler replaces Dane Axelsen as world No. 1 and eyes Olympic success next

How do you better a week where you beat an Olympic great in straight games, and helped your team win the Commonwealth Games mixed team gold?

By becoming your country's first men's singles world No. 1 in the modern era, in Kidambi Srikanth's case.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 12, 2018, with the headline 'Srikanth wants to be no. 1 for a long time'. Print Edition | Subscribe