Srikanth out, India’s marketing campaign ends in Japan Open

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14 Sep 2018, 10:26 IST

Tokyo, Sep 14 (PTI) Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the lads’s singles occasion after shedding a marathon three-game quarterfinal to attract curtains on India’s marketing campaign on the USD 700,000 Japan Open badminton event right here Friday.

Identical to his compatriots, fatigue appeared to have caught up with the seventh-seeded Srikanth as he squandered a recreation’s result in lose 21-19 16-21 18-21 in opposition to Korea’s Lee Dong Keun in a duel that lasted an hour and 19 minutes.

Former world no.1 Srikanth, who gained a silver on the Gold Coast Commonwealth Video games, had earlier avenged his Asian Video games loss to Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki Vincent with a medical straight recreation win within the earlier spherical.

With Srikanth’s exit, the Indian shuttlers’ marketing campaign on the Japan Open got here to a halt as Olympic medallist and Asian Video games silver-medallist PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy crashed out within the earlier rounds of the ladies’s and males’s singles occasion respectively on Thursday.

Within the males’s doubles too, the Indians didn’t progress with the pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy failing to go previous the pre-quarterfinal stage Thursday

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