Japan Open: Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy crash out; Pranav Chopra-Sikki Reddy in semi-finals

Kidambi Srikanth

In the quarterfinals of Japan’s Open Super Series, India’s Kidambi Srikanth defeated Denmark’s Victor Axelas on Friday and converged mixed doubles pair of Pranav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy into the semi-finals. The 25-year-old, who won back-to-back titles in Indonesia and Australia, could not make it easier for the men’s singles quarter-finals to reduce their easy errors by world number 2 and third-ranked Xcelon 17-21, 17-21. Competition lasted for 40 minutes, with this win, Axson enjoys head-to-head lead 3-2 on Srikanth in five meetings, who have won the last three dellies.
US Open champion HS Prannoy also suffered a 15-21 14-21 loss to Chinese second seed Shu Yuki in 45 minutes.
But Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold champion Pranav and Sikki beat Japan’s SongJai Seo and Kim Ha Na 21-18, 9-21, 21-19 in the next round with Japan’s Tukuro Hokey and Sayak Hirota, hoisting the Indian flag. Struggled.
Srikanth made many errors and lost the advantages of 16-13 and 9-6 in the first and second games respectively.
On the other hand, Excelson showed great grief and used his smashes to defeat the Indians.
In the inaugural game, Axson started the 4-1 lead. Srikanth captured the lead before being 4-4 ​​down, but Dane managed to reach 8-6 to score on the table, when his opponent made a mistake on the baseline, he got the net And then hit it for a long time.
The Indian caught a point after making an accurate return on the line, but Xelsen made it 10-7.
Srikanth once gave equality with Dane, who made some mistakes, but he got a lead of 11-10, when the Indian got the net again.
Shrikant started joining his rallies in rallies, forming some intense crossing strokes and mixing them with deception and starting his trademark smash under the leadership of 14-13.
The Indian was tight on the net but Dane once again struggled to match with a score of 16-16.
Axlson won a video referral and then showed good athleticism, so that the game was sealed before opening the cross-court smash which jumped to win two points.
In the second game, Srikant played some good rallies, changing the pace and getting a 5-4 lead. The Indian won a referral to gain a 6-4 lead, before getting 9-6 lead after his opponent got out and hit for a long time.
After finishing the net on the net, Srikanth gave Xlsen a chance and he took advantage of it to achieve equality on 9-9 with two precision smashes.
After returning to Srikanth’s head, Axelsen again won a straight jump smash and then secured an 11-10 lead at the interval.
After the break, Exxon went ahead with a 15-12 lead, before that Srikanth produced a straight jump smash to break the rhythm.
Dane produced some fantastic cross-court smashes and sharp slices, which led 18-14.
Srikanth won two points with a return of kiss in the net. Indians apologized and a great sportsshow was displayed on the net as two high feeds.
Ecclen quickly left another leap to three match points and when Srikanth scored a goal on the net and then returned from one hand, he removed the shuttle when he removed the shuttle.


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