India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth’s World Tour Finals marketing campaign got here to a disappointing finish after he misplaced all three matches within the match, the newest being towards Hong Kong’s Angus Ng Ka Lengthy right here on Friday.
In a Group B match that lasted greater than an hour, Srikanth as soon as once more squandered the opening recreation result in lose 21-12, 18-21, 19-21 towards world quantity eight Lengthy.
Srikanth, who’s but to seal a Tokyo Olympics berth, gained the opening recreation slightly comfortably with a 21-12 margin in simply 14 minutes.
Nonetheless, the Indian made compelled errors within the second recreation as Lengthy first took a 11-9 lead on the interval after which went on to take the sport 21-18 in 22 minutes to take the match into the decider.
Within the ultimate recreation, each the shuttlers remained neck and neck. However in the direction of the tip it was the world quantity eight who saved his composure and sealed the sport 21-19 in subsequent 29 minutes to register an excellent comeback victory.
Within the two earlier matches, Srikanth was spectacular in each the outings as he took a recreation off Denmark’s Anders Antonsen and Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese language Taipei. Regardless of taking the primary recreation in each the matches, he had failed to shut out the matches towards his higher-ranked opponents.
The previous world primary, after his three consecutive losses, completed final in Group B.
P.V. Sindhu, who can be out of competition for the semi-final spot within the girls’s singles occasion after going through defeats within the two matches, will probably be going through native Pornpawee Chochuwong later within the day.