India’s Kidambi Srikanth fought hard but lost to Japan’s Kanta Tsuneyama 10-21, 16-21 in their Men’s Singles Round of 16 tie to crash out of the Japan Open on Thursday.
Japan Open: Srikanth crashes out after losing to Kanta Tsuneyama in straight-games (AP Photo)
- Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the Japan Open Super 750 tournament
- Srikanth lost to Japan’s Kanta Tsuneyama 10-21, 16-21
- HS Prannoy is the only Indian shuttler left in the fray now
India’s Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the Japan Open Super 750 tournament on Thursday after losing to Japan’s Kanta Tsuneyama 10-21, 16-21 in their Men’s Singles Round of 16 tie in Tokyo. Earlier, Srikanth had delivered a blockbuster performance to knock out World Number 4 Lee Zii Jia in the opening round of the Japan Open Super 750 tournament on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, HS Prannoy continued his rampaging run with a superb straight-game win over former world champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore to breeze into the quarterfinals.
A former world number 8, Prannoy, who had reached the quarterfinals of the world championships last week, saw off eighth-seeded Yew 22-20 21-19 in a 44-minute second-round men’s singles match. This was Prannoy’s third win over the Singaporean in four meetings. The 30-year-old Indian will next face Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen in the last eight stage.
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