Kidambi Srikanth seals quarterfinal spot: -Kuala Lumpur: India’s Kidambi Srikanth made it to the quarter-finals of the men’s singles, but an uncertain PV Sindhu went down on Thursday at the USD 750,000 Malaysia Open in women’s singles event. Kidambi Shrikant, who reached the final of the BWF World Tour event in 17 months after the India Open last week, defeated Thailand’s Khosit Phetpradab 21-15 21-15 to set up an Olympic champion and a meeting in half an hour. Fourth seed chain of China
Kidambi Srikanth seals quarterfinal spot, PV Sindhu loses in Malaysia Opens
The 26-year-old is now the only Indian living in the BWF World Tour Super 750 tournament. The fifth seed Sindhu took advantage of 13-10 in the opening game by defeating the world number 10 Sung J Hyun, 18-21, 7-21 in the third game for the third consecutive defeat. Indians were to be in Korean in the first round of All England Championship and 2018 Hong Kong Open.
The Malaysian pair of Tan Kian Meng and Lei Pei Jing had to face local defeat by defeating mixed pair of Pranav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy 21-15 17-21 13-21. Srikanth initially made a 6-2 lead and then jumped with the advantage of 14-6. The Indian team continued the proceedings to pursue the game of the beginning.
Nothing changed with Srikanth in the second and then quickly moving forward and holding his fort and resting the match with ease.
Kidambi Srikanth seals quarterfinal spot, Malaysia Opens
In the women’s singles match, after some good rallies, Sindhu enjoyed a three-point lead on 8-5, but Sung J Hyun dropped level with Cross Court Smash After the Korean expansion, the Indians were successful in making an 11-9 lead again. After the intermission, Sung Ji wiped out the losses and secured the lead of 16-14 after two shots of the Sindhu. For the latest updates, you can visit www.indiatimelines.com.
A backhand targeted at the body helped Sung Ji to reach 19-16. Sindhu wrongly told the shuttle twice to give the initial game to his opponent. Sung Ji reached the 5-0 lead before moving ahead from 10-5. An accurate down-the-line return helped him to take advantage of 11-6 in the break. After breathing, it was one-way traffic because Korean took 10 points out of the next 11 digits as Sindhu did not make any mistakes. After all, two unexpected errors of Indian helped Sung Ji make the quarter-finals.