Kidambi Srikanth loses in quarterfinals at Denmark Open, Indian marketing campaign ends

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Prime Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth bowed out of the Denmark Open badminton event with a 22-20, 13-21, 16-21 defeat to Chou Tien Chen of Chinese language Taipei within the males’s singles quarterfinals right here on Friday.

The world quantity two Taipei participant got here again after dropping the primary recreation and took the following two to win the match in a single hour and two minutes and storm into the semifinals.

With the defeat of Srikanth, seeded fifth, India’s marketing campaign ended within the USD 750,000 Tremendous 750 event, the one world tour occasion occurring this 12 months in a calendar thrown haywire by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Srikanth took the early lead at 7-Four however Chen fought again to 11-10 halfway into the primary recreation. The Indian made his manner again to 19-19 after which 20-20 earlier than taking the primary recreation 22-20.

The second recreation noticed Chen dominating Srikanth because the Taipei participant zoomed forward from 10-9 to win it 21-13 and take the match to the decider.

Srikanth put up some combat within the early exchanges of the decider however appeared to have misplaced manner later. Chen left the Indian behind to take the third recreation and wrap up the match.

Lakshya Sen had misplaced within the second spherical on Thursday whereas Subhankar Dey and Ajay Jayram had made first spherical exits.

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