Japan Open: Kidambi Srikanth goes down in quarter-finals


Rio Olympics quarter finalist Kidambi Srikanth rose as the solitary Indian survivor at the Japan Open after he achieved the last-eight phase in the men’s singles at the Super Series occasion here today. In the pre-quarters, his match against countryman Ajay Jayaram must be ceased halfway after the 28-year-old Mumbai-based shuttler harmed his left lower leg.

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Jayaram resigned after the end of the opening amusement, which went for Srikanth 21-16. “I harmed my left lower leg yet it doesn’t look genuine. So ideally, with appropriate rest for a couple days, I ought to be prepared for Korea Open,” Jayaram said after the match.

Srikanth will next face Germany’s Marc Zwiebler. The eighth seed has a 2-1 record against the German. It was not a decent day in office for HS Prannoy as he went down battling 16-21 19-21 against second seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in a 44-minute fight.

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