File photo of Kidambi Srikanth. Photograph:( ANI )
Kento Momota defeated Srikanth 21-9, 21-11 in the quarter-final clash.
India's Kidambi Srikanth lost against Japan's Kento Momota in men's singles quarter-finals.
The in-form Momota dominated from the beginning and won the first set 21-9.
Srikanth, who was struggling to defend, lost the game 21-9, 21-11.
With this stunning victory, the Japanese star shuttler has reached to the semi-finals win over former champion Kidambi Srikanth.
China Open: Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth loses against Japan's Kento Momota in Men's Singles Quarterfinals (File pic) pic.twitter.com/PVN2FEv86Y— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2018
In the mixed doubles category, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa bowed out of the meet, losing to Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong of China 14-21, 11-21 in straight games.
Second pair Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy lost to Mathias Christiansen Christinna Pedersen of Denmark.