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Indian Battle Stops as Kidambi Srikanth Steps Out in Quarter-Finals: Denmark Open Badminton 2020

Denmark Open

On Friday, Kidambi Srikanth lost in the quarterfinals, thereby ending Indian challenge at the Denmark Open BWF Super-750 tournament in Odense.

The world number two player from Taipei returned after losing the first game and won the next two to win the game in one hour and two minutes and advance to the semi-finals.

Top Indian shuttle Kidambi Srikanth withdrew from Denmark’s badminton tournament with a 22-20, 13-21, 16-21 loss to Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei in the men’s singles quarter-finals in Odense on Friday.

With the defeat of fifth-seeded Srikanth, the Indian campaign ended with the $750,000 Super 750 tournament, the only world tour event to occur this year in a schedule routed by the COVID pandemic -19.

Srikanth took the lead early at 7-4, but Chen hit back at 11-10 midway through the first game. The Indian came back to 19-19 then 20-20 before winning the opener 22-20.

Game two saw Chen overpower Srikanth as the Taipei player advanced 10-9 to win 21-13 and bring the game to the decider.

Srikanth struggled in the decider’s first trade but appeared to have lost much later. Chen left the Indian behind to win Game 3 and finish the game.

Lakshya Sen lost in the second round on Thursday while Subhankar Dey and Ajay Jayram made outings in the first round.

However, The Former World No.1 will now get ready for Asia Tournament to be held in Thailand in January.