I'm surprised Srikanth is only 21 years old. He came out of nowhere and just won a SS, beating LD on his home turf, just like that. Compare this to Kenichi Tago, who has made it to the final of the SS multiple times but has yet to win one. Once again, in the SS final, Srikanth proved he can play with the best in the world. While he didn't win the SS final, he did very well to get to the semi-finals, earning wins against Kento Momota, Tommy Sugiarto, and just losing out to Jan O. Jorgensen. He also has a deceptive game and he showed it against LD. What Srikanth lacks is experience, but this is the case for all 21 year olds. Against LD, Srikanth was able to read LD and make LD look slow. However, Srikanth was being read by Chen Long yesterday and it got ugly in the second set. Fortunately, he has many years to accumulate the necessary experience so it's just a matter of time. Among the top players in their young twenties, at this point in time, I would put Srikanth ahead of Tian Houwei, Kento Momota, and Victor Axelsen. However, the top of the badminton world is not so easy - Jan O. Jorgensen spent a number of years in his early twenties to mid twenties unable to progress further until he finally managed a few SS wins this year. Look at Kenichi Tago unable to still win a SS to this date. Let's just hope Srikanth stays healthy and manages to progress further. India is making great strides in their badminton program and Srikanth and Saina are showing the results of this progress.