Orleans Masters: Kidambi Srikanth put in a fantastic present however could not recover from the road.© Twitter
Ace India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Friday bowed out of the Orleans Masters after shedding within the quarter-finals. France’s Toma Junior Popov defeated Srikanth in straight video games 21-19, 21-17 in a conflict that lasted for 41 minutes. The Indian shuttler staged a fantastic present however he couldn’t recover from the road and misplaced each the video games with an in depth margin. Earlier within the day, Saina Nehwal progressed to the semi-finals of the continuing Orleans Masters after defeating USA’s Iris Wang within the quarter-final conflict. Nehwal registered a hard-fought win over Wang 21-19, 17-21, 21-19 in a one-hour lengthy encounter. Wang put up a fantastic struggle towards Olympic bronze medalist shuttler however she couldn’t get the higher of Nehwal.
Nehwal began on a excessive word as she outclassed the American within the first sport. Wang got here again sturdy within the second sport and claimed the sport by 21-17. The match went into the third sport the place Nehwal held her nerve to advance to the final 4 of the competitors.
In one other ladies’s singles quarter-final, Indian shuttler Ira Sharma confronted a humiliating defeat towards Denmark’s Line Christophersen. Danish shuttler defeated Ira in straight video games 21-11, 21-8 in simply 23 minutes.
The ladies’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy superior to the semi-finals. Ponnappa and Reddy outclassed England’s pair of Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith 21-14, 21-18 within the quarter-finals conflict that lasted for 41 minutes.
Indian males’s doubles pair of Krishna Prashad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala stormed into the semi-finals after defeating the native pair of Christo Popov and Toma Junior Popov in a three-game intense conflict.
The Indian duo got here out triumphant regardless of the French pair staging a comeback within the second sport. They gained the match by 21-17, 10-21, 22-20 in an encounter that was accomplished in a single hour and three minutes.
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