Kidambi Srikanth decided to skip Hong Kong Super Series

Vastavam web: After missing the China Open, Kidambi Srikanth has now decided to give next week’s Hong Kong Super Series a miss to be in the best shape for the Dubai Super Series Final in December.”Srikanth is much better. The injury has almost healed.But we wanted to ensure that he is 100 per cent before he plays a tournament, not even 90 per cent, so we decided to give him another week’s time rest. We want him to be very good in the tournament he plays,” India physio C Kiran told.Among others, recovering from a shoulder injury, Sameer Verma too will sit out of the Hong Kong Open, while Ajay Jayaram had earlier pulled out of the tournament as he is recuperating from a hamstring injury.

Sameer had suffered a shoulder injury during the training and had pulled out of the Denmark Open, French Open and National Championship.”My injury has healed and I am going through the rehabilitation now. I will start my rigorous on-court training next month,” said Sameer, who had won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in January this year.Meanwhile, Singapore Open champion B Sai Praneeth will be back in action at Hong Kong Open after resting for a week.