French Open: Kidambi Srikanth Suffers Defeat in Pre-quarterfinals

Last Updated: October 27, 2022, 22:58 IST

Ace India Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth (PTI Image)

Kidambi Srikanth lost to Rasmus Gemke 21-19 12-21 19-21 in the pre-quarterfinals to crash out of the French Open

Top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the French Open Super 750 badminton tournament after losing to Rasmus Gemke of Denmark in the pre-quarterfinals on Thursday.

Kidambi lost 21-19 12-21 19-21 in the match that lasted one hour and 15 minutes.

In the first game, Kidmabi made a remarkable fightback after trailing 10-16 as he won nine straight points to take a 19-16 lead before going 1-0 up.

The scores were levelled at 10-10 in the second game and Gemke won six straight points to zoom ahead and take the match to the decider.

The decider was a neck-to-neck affair before the Dane emerged victorious.

In the men’s doubles, seventh-seeded Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat the Malaysian duo of Man Wei Chong and Kai Wun Tee 21-16 21-14 in a round of 16 match that lasted 40 minutes.

The Indians now run into the top-seeded Japanese pair of Takuro Hohi and Yugo Kobayashi in the quarterfinals.

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