Kidambi Srikanth has utilized the Covid-19 lockdown to his advantage to recuperate from his knee injury sustained in 2019.

Talking to Badminton World Federation, Srikanth said that he took the lockdown time to work on his injuries. “The five-six months of lockdown helped me and now I feel really good about being back at training.

“The period between March and August helped rebuild me. I’m feeling very confident. I just want to play some tournaments now and see where my level is.”

He was one of the few players who travelled from Asia to compete at the 2020 DANISA Denmark Open, where he reached the quarterfinals. Considering his past performances in the last two years, the quarterfinals result was big progress.

“I was happy with how I played in Denmark, particularly the first couple of rounds. Though I went out, it was a close match.”

The Indian is currently not qualified for the Tokyo Olympics but is looking forward to gathering the much need points when the qualifying tournaments resume in March.

The former world No. 1 said, “From March the qualification period begins and it’s again a chance to see where we’re all at having not played out a full year…Being ranked first is a great feeling. I’ll continue to work hard to reach No. 1 again.”

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