Srikanth targets more titles

Wishing Lee Chong Wei a speedy recovery

Fresh off his second tournament win in a Grand Prix Gold tournament in Switzerland, the 22-year-old says he is aware of the challenges ahead but is up for it all. 

"I'm excited to play in the India Open tournament. I also know that there will be a lot of expectation. I don't know whether there will be any pressure. I will play my normal game. 

"The pressure is always there for any player but at the same time it is important to handle these type of situations to succeed. Since it is a home tournament, there will be lot of crowd support," he said.

Srikanth admits that he is disappointed after his loss in the first round of the All England Championship.

"I really wanted to do well but I fell to (Kento) Momota whom I had beaten earlier. I had a good opportunity. I felt all the more sad because I was seeded fourth and to lose in the first round itself was really bad. 

"But I had a good talk with Gopichand sir. He told me to be cool and be focused in the game. Fortunately, I could get back my confidence at the Swiss Open. I could win even some tough games," he added.