China Open: Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth loses against Japan's Kento Momota in men's singles quarter-finals

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Sep 21, 2018, 01.07 PM(IST)

File photo of Kidambi Srikanth. Photograph:( ANI )

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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.

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Earlier, Srikanth had defeated Thailand's Suppanyu Avihingsanon 21-12, 15-21, 24-22 in a match which lasted nearly an hour to enter quarters.

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.

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