Indian shuttler Kidambri Srikanth wins first group match in Rio Olympics


Indian shuttler Kidambri Srikanth began his Olympic battle in great style, breezing past Lino Muzon of Mexico in straight recreations in the opening match of Group H in the men's singles occasion here. The main Indian to qualify in the men's singles occasion, Srikanth won 21-11, 21-17 in 41 minutes here at the Pavilion 4 of Rio Centro on Thursday.

Srikanth will play his next match against Henri Hurskainen of Sweden on Sunday. In couple of early trades in the primary amusement, the Indian shuttler was winning 7-5 because of couple of unforced mistakes from the Mexican before Kidamdi ventured up his diversion, assaulting unequivocally to take 10 indicates on the run develop a 15-10 lead.

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With the mix of his inclining and down the line crushes making a lot of issues for the Mexican, Srikanth effortlessly secured the principal diversion by a 21-11 edge in 16 minutes. In the second amusement, the previous world No. 3 Indian began to extricate up a bit of, going up 11-9 at the mid-amusement interim. After the mid-amusement interim, Muzon attempted to arrange a solid rebound.

He viably countered Srikanth's crushes and began ruling the court with his long crushes, developing a 16-13 lead. At a certain point it appeared that it will be troublesome for the 23-year-old Guntur chap to return into the diversion, however Srikanth kept his cool and played couple of tight turning net shots to get the nail gnawing second amusement in 25 minutes.

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