Already out of competition for the knockouts, World champion PV Sindhu ended her marketing campaign with a comfort win on the BWF World Tour Finals however Kidambi Srikanth had a disappointing end after one more shut defeat, right here on Friday.
Sindhu, the Olympic silver medallist, notched up a 21-18 21-15 win over world quantity 13 Pornpawee Chochuwong in her third and last match after struggling defeats within the first two days.
“Effectively I believe it was a very good end. Really till yesterday I nonetheless had an opportunity. Sadly the match with Tai went the opposite means, so I did not have an opportunity. In any other case, it was a very good recreation,” Sindhu stated.
Srikanth, nonetheless, went down 21-12 18-21 19-21 to Hong Kong’s NG Ka Lengthy Angus in what was one more slim defeat in a three-game thriller.
Sindhu opened up a 9-5 lead early on earlier than coming into the interval with a two-point benefit. Chochuwong managed to show the tables at 15-14 however a decided Sindhu ensured there was no hiccups as she claimed the opening recreation.
Within the second, Sindhu dished out a dominating recreation as she jumped to a 6-Zero lead after which stored shifting forward, preserving her rival at bay to seal the competition with out a lot ado.
“For any athlete, shedding two video games goes to be arduous to return again stronger to, however I believe it is crucial from these wins to return again stronger and consider in your self. I simply performed my recreation after yesterday’s upset,” she stated.
“As we speak is a brand new day and a contemporary begin. These three tournaments have not gone as I had anticipated and there is been rather a lot to study. After a protracted hole, I used to be very excited to be again on court docket, I believe it has been a very good factor. Now I am going to return residence, be comfortable, take some relaxation and are available again stronger.”
In males’s singles, each the gamers entered the inconsequential match with a 2-2 head-to-head report.
World quantity 14 Srikanth as soon as once more claimed the opening recreation after preventing his means from Four-6 down however his opponents, positioned eighth within the BWF rankings, rallied to win the subsequent two video games and seal the difficulty in his favour.
Within the second recreation, Srikanth was up 13-10 at one stage however could not capitalise as his rival made a profitable comeback.
Within the decider, Srikanth was left to do the catching up job all through earlier than he held a slender 15-14 lead. They had been tied 19-19 however the Indian as soon as once more didn’t go the gap.
The lads’s singles Group B match lasted one hour and 5 minutes. Srikanth’s hopes of constructing the semifinals had been dashed after he had misplaced to world quantity 12 Wang Tzu Wei on Thursday.