Denmark Open Super Series: Kidambi Srikanth advances to semi-finals

  • Denmark Open Super Series: Kidambi Srikanth advances to semi-finals
21-10-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated local star player and World champion Viktor Axelsen in men’s singles quarterfinals in the Denmark Open Super Series Premier Badminton in Odense last night.

Srikanth, who had suffered losses against Axelsen in the last three encounters, showed tremendous resilience and mental fortitude to oust the reigning World number one by 14-21, 22-20, 21-7 sets in a match that lasted 56 minutes at the Odense Sports Park.

Earlier, Saina Nehwal suffered a 10-21, 13-21 loss to Japan’s World no 5 Akane Yamaguchi in women’s singles quarterfinals. HS Prannoy, also succumbed to a series of unforced errors, losing 13-21, 18-21 to World No. 2 Korean Son Wan Ho in men’s singles.

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