Srikanth to pre quarter finals of World Championship

by Sports | 01-08-2018 | 1169 views

Nanjing: India ace Kidambi Srikanth struggled past spain's Pablo Abian in a three game match to enter the men's singles quarterfinals at the BWF World Championship here today.
The fifth seeded Indian recovered from a slump during the hard fought contest to see off Pablo 21-15, 12-21, 21-14 in a second round match that lasted 62 minutes.
Srikanth, who had clinched for titles last year, will lock horns with Malaysia's Daren Liew, a former world number 10, who had won the 2012 French Open Super Series.
Srikanth erased a 2-4 and 6-8 deficit in the opening game before gaining upperhand with a 16-13 lead. He then reeled off four points to reach game points. Pablo tried to recover, but the Indian quickly pocketed the opening game.
In the second game, Srikanth had opened up a 6-3 lead but Pablo Rode on a 6 point burst to move ahead. The Indian made it 10-12 but the spaniard registered 7 straight points to enjoy a healthy lead to eventually roar back into contest.
In the decider, Pablo managed a slender 11-9 advantage at the break but Srikanth turn the tables and then surged ahead to shut the door on the Spaniard.

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